Awning Maintenance Tips

Your awning provides shade when you want it, allows you to enjoy your outdoor living space, reduces your monthly energy bill, and protects your home from bad weather. Maintaining your awning will assure that it is ready for you to use anytime you want to as summer is heating up. Check out these tips for maintaining your retractable awning and keeping it looking in tip-top shape.

Clean your awning once a month

Simple enough right? A small dose of mild soap and clean water will make a huge difference in the cleanliness and durability of your awning.

Inspect your awning frame

The awnings at Peterson Canvas & Awning are built to last. However, time can take its toll on even the sturdiest components. Inspect your awning frame for corrosion or rust every month to make sure it is in good condition. Using a broom to brush the underside of your awning every month will help reduce dust, dirt, and other potentially corrosive materials from damaging your awning.

Check for any tears

It’s always good to check your awning fabric for any signs of wear and tear. If necessary, you can find materials to patch or repair the fabric, preventing any further damage.