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Like New: How to Keep Your Awning Looking Great Year-Round

Digital Strategies Support - Thursday, January 11, 2018

At Dorchester Awnings, we want to keep your custom awning looking and working great for years to come! Follow these simple maintenance tips to keep it clean and in good working order.

A great custom awning is an investment, and at Dorchester we’re proud of the beautiful awnings we design for our clients every day. Many people don’t know that awnings can benefit from some simple regular maintenance, just like any other part of your home. Here are a few simple tips to keep your awning looking great year-round!

Keep an eye out during bad weather!

Many awnings are designed to provide refreshing shade in sunny weather. Heavy wind, rain, and snow can wreak havoc on your beautiful awning. Water can create puddles that stretch the fabric, strong winds can damage the metal supports, and motors can strain under the pressure of retracting an awning that has frozen in the cold or been weighed-down by water. Don’t let a storm ruin your awning, be sure to take the time to retract it if you know bad weather is coming. If your awning isn’t retractable, do what you can to ensure that water and snow don’t pile up on top of it. Of course, always be sure that your awning is dry when you retract it.

At Dorchester Awnings, we can create awnings for homes and businesses. Reach out to us today to learn more about how our various styles hold up in inclement weather.

Take the time to clean them

Just like your house paint, rain gutters, and driveway, your awning is exposed to the elements and can benefit from some simple regular cleaning habits. Use a broom to remove dust or dirt so your awning looks sharp. For a deeper cleaning, find a cleanser that’s been designed to clean awnings and give it a good scrub. Keep in mind that some cleansers are designed for vinyl awnings while others are designed for canvas- be sure you find the right cleanser for your awning. Once you’ve rinsed the cleaner, be sure to let your awning dry completely before retracting it. Cleaning your awnings is an important way to guard against problems like mildew.

These are just a couple of ways that you can ensure your custom awnings stay looking and working great for years to come! Reach out to us today to learn more about the custom awnings we offer at Dorchester Awnings!

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