Proper care of your aluminum awnings will extend their life and appearance for many years. Always remove any nesting materials as soon as they are found. Washing with soap and rinsing with water will keep the accumulated dirt and grime from discolouring the awning.
The use of pressurized water sprayer can be used but only on a wide fan spray and at least 12 inches away from the awning. Never use any metal scouring pads or any other abrasive pads as they will scratch the surface.
Care of Aluminum Awnings
With proper care your Aluminum Awning last 40 or more years. Aluminum is considered a soft metal, it will dent and scratch easily.
Do’s and Don’ts
DO wash or spray any bird droppings, nesting materials or tree sap etc., off the awning as soon as possible.
DO use a light detergent and a soft brush to remove any stubborn dirt or foreign matter.
DO notice any untypical conditions with your awning such as loose fasteners that have come loose during high winds or excessive snow accumulation due to winds patterns that might drop too much snow in specific areas.
Do NOT hang excessive weights greater than 10 kgms (22 lbs) from any part of the awning ( a 6” round flower pot is not considered excessive, limit 1 pot for every 10 square feet of awning)
Do NOT hit, bend or damage in any way the support posts or columns.
Do NOT lean a ladder on any part of the awning
Do NOT walk or place any weights on the awning