Did you get annoyed by the dirty spots on your awning during the first sunny days of the year? Your awning has a hard time during the winter days. Rain and snow showers will cause a lot of dirt on your awning. In addition, the moving parts of your awning could also use some attention as well.
Cleaning your awning not only ensures a better appearance, but two cleaning cycles a year greatly improves the lifespan of your awning!
Good preparation is half the battle, so make sure you have the tools mentionbed below ready. Now all you have to do is look outside. Does the sun shine brightly? Then postpone the cleaning to prevent residues of the soapy water leaving marks on the cloth.
Action planStep 1. Remove loose dirt from the cloth with a brush or vacuum cleaner.
Step 2. Stains in the cloth can easily be removed with lukewarm water and a cleaning agent. Do not use any aggressive cleaning agents, this could damage the top layer of the cloth.
Step 3. Rinse the cloth with lukewarm water so that no soap residue remains.
Step 4. Clean the aluminum profiles with lukewarm water and a cleaning agent. Do not use any aggressive cleaning agents here either. In addition, avoid scouring pads and high-pressure equipment, which can damage the paint.
Step 5. Apply a dry lubricant such as silicone spray to plastic guide blocks, rubbers and the aluminum guide profiles.
Step 6. Finally, you can apply a little oil or light fat to the hinged parts of the awning. Ensure that the oil or fat does not come into contact with the cloth.
Your awning is ready for spring!