How Should I Care for My Fold Arm Awnings?
The newest style of fold arm awnings gives you the flexibility to move the canopy without having to move it around yourself. If you have parties around the pool and the patio area, it protects your guests from the heat of the sun. The maintenance of these shades requires a long, arduous process because of Australia’s multiple weather conditions. Here’s how you clean it:
- One of the regular issues we hear from customers is keeping the fold arm awnings inside your house during seasons where you will not use them. This is mostly during dry, cloudy days and during winter seasons in areas with snow. It’s best advised to use the fold function every week at least to see that the awning works correctly. If you experience issues, like squeaking or difficulties folding, check your provider’s maintenance manual or check with your service provider if they can send somebody over.
- If you are using a motorised installation, it’s best practice to entangle and unravel the setup weekly, at the very least. A motor that has not been used for an extended amount of time will have difficulty moving because the gears haven’t been tuned properly. If the motor has stopped working, it’s always smart to call the company’s service team to schedule some assistance your way.
- The smallest possible job that you can do is to clean the canopy itself. Since climate conditions in Australia can result in having dust, rain, leaves and a lot of dirt blown over your awning, it’s always important to sweep off excess debris and wipe it with a soapy damp cloth at least once a month.
- Keep a cleaning solution with you handy, especially when there are hard to clean spots that are major annoyances. If you’re unable to do so, get a professional cleaner to clean the awning.
Having fold arm awnings is a very convenient modern take on the sunshade. Properly keeping your folded arm shade can help make sure that it works for a long time. What’s important with this installation is to remember to furl and unfurl it every week to keep the joints from getting stuck. They don’t need too much maintenance and, why would they? They’re designed to be easy to use and easy to clean—no muss, no big fuss.