An awning is a great way to enhance the look of your business while also providing a unique means of promotion. Fixed awnings are meant to stay in place all year round, so it is expected that there will be some natural wear and tear over time. If you want your awning to last for years to come, here are some tips for increasing its lifespan.
No Extreme Heat Sources
Awnings are designed to provide you with protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays, so they can withstand some amount of heat. However, you want to avoid putting any extreme heat sources under or near the awning. You do not want to set up a barbecue, grill, or bonfire directly underneath of it. If the heat is bad enough, it can end up burning through the fabric. Even if it doesn’t burn through, the smoke can stain the awning fabric, so you want to avoid this altogether.
Often times, when caring for awnings, our main focus is on the fabric itself. However, the frame of the awning is just as important because it’s what holds the awning in place. You want to make sure that the frame is installed properly by a quality contractor because a faulty installation can cause premature deterioration of your shade structure. It is a good idea to do regular inspections of the frame to ensure it is still in good shape, especially after a big storm.
Naturally, dirt and debris will accumulate on your awning because it sits outside all day. Keeping your awning clean will help to keep it looking fresh and new for as long as possible. If you allow dirt to accumulate, it could cause more wear and tear and even stain the fabric. You want to clean it about once or twice a month. To do this, you can simply spray a hose on top of the fabric. If you need to do it by hand, you want to make sure the cleaning products you use are made for that specific fabric.
Contact Hoover Architectural Today for Your Commercial Awning!
Hoover Architectural is dedicated to making sure you receive the best quality shade structures. We manufacture all of our products with the best precision and care. We have two locations in South Florida and use innovative technology for all of our structures. For more information, visit our website or contact us at one of our South Florida locations.