How To Help Your Awning Tackle Mother Nature
With South Africa’s vast range of weather conditions, our awnings are exposed to the best and worst of Mother Nature. Our varied seasons leave our awnings health a little damaged at times. Here are some tricks to help your awning stay happy and healthy.
Firstly, make sure your awning and gutters are clean and there are no leaves or debris blocking the awning. Your awning can be cleaned in two different ways. You can use either a soft or medium bristled brush with warm water and a mild, natural cleaning agent or soap. And if you have a large awning that is exposed to harsh weather conditions or is exposed to leaves, sticks or debris, a high-pressure cleaner or leaf blower will do the trick. Professional alternatives are available. Regular monitoring of your awning will help decide how often you need to clean your awning.
Secondly, if you live in a very windy area or there are predictions of high gusts of wind we highly recommend that you have an adjustable awning. During extreme winds, opening your awning could allow the wind to flow through, preventing panel damage. If you do this, make sure your belongings underneath the awning are safe and secure.
Lastly, if you are living in a coastal area you could have a lot of salt collecting in parts of your awning. Hosing down your awning regularly will do the trick to protect it. For adjustable awnings, simply open the awning and clean the panels from the bottom to help maintain your awning.
Mother Nature plays a huge role in the condition and health of your awning. All these tips and tricks, as well as regular maintenance, will prolong your awnings life.
If you have any queries regarding the health of your awning, be sure to get in touch with us today and we will be sure to assist you.