CARE AND CLEANING OF YOUR AWNING
Professional service and proper fabric maintenance
You’ve invested a significant amount to get a custom awning, now make sure to preserve that investment through proper care and cleaning of your awning fabric! Awnings Etc. is a certified pro for Rolltec, Mitjavila as well as Sunbrella and provides professional awning cleaning services for these manufacturers. Looking for awning maintenance instructions? See below.
Our team comes in the fall to uninstall your fabric from it’s frame and over the winter the awning is brought to our cleaning centre and carefully washed. Any stains are removed and repairs are completed. The awning fabric is then retreated with a water repellant and stored until spring to be reinstalled on your awning frame ready to protect you, your family or your clients.
Our most frequently asked questions is “how often should I get a thorough cleaning of my awning fabric?” Sunbrella suggests that fabrics be hosed off on a monthly basis with clear water to prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric and eliminate the need for more frequent heavy cleaning. A deep clean of your awning is recommended every 2 to 3 years.
Can cleaning the fabric myself void the warranty? Rolltec states in fabric warranty that “Improper use of detergents chemical products or solvent, scrapers or abrasive brushes, or any other tools that may harm the fabric are not covered under this warranty.” Trust the awning cleaning specialists to care for your awning fabric and be headache free!
CLEANING YOUR SUNBRELLA AWNING FABRIC
Brush off loose dirt and hose down the awning. Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap like Dawn dishwashing liquid or Woolite detergent, then use a soft bristle brush to clean. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric, rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed and let air dry. Fabric may not require water and stain repellent finish re-treatment depending on the age of the fabric.