Canvas Awnings

Avoid rolling up the canvas when wet
Roll up your awning in windy or stormy weather
If your awning does get wet, roll out fully to dry as soon as possible
Do not allow dirt, leaf litter, bird droppings to remain on the canvas
Hose the canvas on a hot day to remove any dust and grime
Occasionally extend the awning fully down to even out the material
Recoat annually with a water repellant treatment
Some shrinkage over time is normal as canvas contains cotton

Pitch Control Awnings

Retract awning in strong winds heavy rain
Only pitch awning when extended half way making sure the awning is level
Always clean hardward of awning to prevent corrosion
Spray joints and all working pars with a anti-corrosive, lubricant spray
For electronic awnings with a sun and wind sensor, always check that wind sensor is clear of all debris and able to rotate freely
Protect motors with a box or cassette
Clean fabric regularly – pitch awning to 45 degrees and hose surface. Refer to cleaning instructions below

Fabric Awnings

Avoid rolling up the awning when wet.
Roll up your awning in windy or stormy weather.
If your awning does get wet, roll our fully to dry as soon as possible.
Avoid pools of water laying on the fabric.
Do not allow dirt, dust, grime, leaf litter and bird matter to remain on the fabric.
Cleaning should be done by lightly sponging with warm water and a mild natural soap, rinse thoroughly to remove soap.
Hosing the fabric occasionally on a hot day is also beneficial to the appearance of the fabric.
Do not scrub the fabric.
Do not use soap powder, concentrated soaps, detergents or cleaning fluids.
Recoat with water repellant treatment at least every 12 months.
Should mildew spots develop on the fabric refer to cleaning instructions below.

Cleaning Instructions

Brush with soft broom regularly to remove any dust.
Wash monthly with one part white king to four parts water.
Never roll up awnings whilst wet – allow time to dry completely