There are a lot of reasons why awnings are beneficial for our homes or business establishments. We mainly want to reduce the risk of sun exposure and of course keeping furniture protected from sun damage. Taking care of your awning is important, allowing it to serve its purpose for the longest time and saving you money. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can be one of the enemies, causing our awnings to get damaged;
So here are 5 ways to protect your awning from the Arizona sun.
Choosing the Right Material
This is the most important thing that you should remember. You need to choose the right material for your awning. We don’t want to spend money on a low quality material. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause extreme damage to your awning fabric. Heat can definitely cause the fabric to dry out, fade or even crack. Thus, lowering the lifespan of your shade. An ultraviolet and color resistant fabric is the right material, one that you should choose. This type of fabric can definitely resist possible sun damage.
Since awnings are placed outdoors, it can really get dirty. Aside from the fact that people will not appreciate the beauty of your awning when it is covered with dust or debris, preventing dirt can can minimize damage to your awning. Different types of awning fabric requires different type of cleaning. So we need to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on how to clean your awning, and keep consistent with your cleanings.
Cleaning can be of big help but most of the time we need protection for our awning as well. You can do that by applying waterproofing or ultraviolet protection to your awning fabric. Regular cleaning and applying additional protection can keep your awning fabric fresh, attractive and of course prolonging its existence. Again, manufacturers have specific protection products that you can use for your awning fabric. Be reminded that awning fabrics can be damaged if you are going to use a protection product that is not recommended for that specific material.
This is also recommended in making sure that your awning is in good shape. You can’t tell when your awning encounters problems, if you don’t check it thoroughly. Inspecting it can help us check whether the fabric is damaged or not. There are tendencies to overlook when the awning fabric is developing a small tear, that can lead to bigger problems in the future. We should also check the awning hardware to ensure that it is still durable and safe, where it can cause no harm to anyone.
Storing Away During Bad Weather
During severe weather conditions, it is best the protect your awning from strong winds by retracting the awning. With the awning retracted against the building, you avoid possible damage to the fabric and mechanism. All Pro Shade Concepts are the experts in awning installations.