There is no better way to add shelter and make good use of outdoor areas around your home than a good set of outdoor window awnings. These window treatments are visually pleasing and can be found in a variety of various colours and materials to suit just about any home.
If you want to keep your awnings in excellent condition and have them serve you well for many years to come, then you need to take steps to maintain it properly. In this post, we will go over a few things that you will need to do to accomplish just that.
If you want to keep your awning looking their best, then you will need to clean them out regularly. Use a stiff brush or a broom to remove dirt and particles from the surface of the awning.
It is also vital to treat discolourations such as dirt, bird droppings and watermarks, as soon as you possibly can. When you observe a buildup of dust, thoroughly clean your awning using soap, lukewarm water and a brush, or the recommended cleaning detergent. Ignoring cleaning when there is an accumulation of dirt can result in problems with staining and mildew, so it is essential to keep on top of any buildup.
Coating your awning with a reproofing wax will ensure a long service life. Reproofing wax can be found in a can, and although time-consuming and relatively messy, it will extend the life of your awning quite significantly as it prevents fading and mildew from seeping into the material.
If you observe any issues with the frame such as chipped paint, or structural problems, you need to deal with it as quickly as possible. Failure to do so may exacerbate the problem especially with motorised awnings in Sydney with its’ myriad of electrical and electronic components. Let a minor problem go on for too long and you might render your awning unusable in just a short period costing you more time and money to fix (if not replace) the awning.
Paint over the locations where the paint has cracked to prevent rusting. Oil any sections of the frame that appear to be sticking. Fix any rips or tears as they prevent wind and rain from tearing into the material any further.
Think about storing your awning during the winter or if you will not have need of it for quite some time. Prices of retractable awnings can be quite significant, and the last thing you would want to do is just to leave it exposed to the harsh elements any more than necessary. Doing so will reduce wear and tear as well as spare you from doing any unnecessary maintenance.
Check out our excellent selection of window awnings and other quality window treatments here at “Shutters Australia”! For more tips or answers to any questions you might have, you can phone our experts on 1300 853 206. We would be more than happy to help!