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Important safety guidelines for retractable awnings:

Your retractable awning is designed exclusively for sun protection and should not be used during extreme weather conditions such as high winds or heavy, driving rain.

Please do not leave your extended/open awning unattended as weather conditions can change quickly, potentially causing damage to the awning.

Use of a wind or sun/wind sensor does not protect your awning from sudden wind gusts. Damages caused by wind, even with these sensors properly installed are not covered under the warranty.

Never allow snow or rain to create a weight load on your open awning. Damages caused by rain accumulation or snow load are not covered under the warranty.

Never barbecue or have an open flame under your open awning. Excessive heat can cause discoloring or damage to your fabric.

Do not allow debris to be rolled up on the cover when retracting your awning. The fabric can be stained or punctured by debris.

Clean your awning regularly by following the instructions for cleaning and care. Never use a power washer or heat.

Remove your valance during the winter months to avoid fraying caused by wind, ice or snow.

The additional of any Somfy electronics/sensor to you unit does add a level of safety but note that any damage due to wind, rain or other conditions is not covered by the factory warranty.

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Important safety guidelines for exterior screens:

When lowering the screen, ensure that it is not obstructed in any way. Obstructions can cause damage to the unit.

When lowering the screen, if the bottom bar should get jammed or stop moving, which may also occur in very windy conditions; immediately hit the MY or STOP button on your controller.

Your motorized screen will not operate if there is a loss of power.

When your screen is not in use, it is recommended to be fully retracted.

Do not operate screen in below freezing temperature.

Do not cook near or expose the screen fabric to high heat.

The additional of any Somfy electronics/sensor to you unit does add a level of safety but note that any damage due to wind, rain or other conditions is not covered by the factory warranty.

For E-Zip (Zipper Screens): the side retention fabric guides are located inside each of the side tracks. These guides should be free of dirt or debris, an occasional hosing off is recommended. After cleaning, you may want to carefully spray some dry lube on the black plastic fabric guides slots located in the tracks to ensure smooth and quiet operation.

Your screen fabric can be cleaned with a mild detergent in warm water and soft brush. Let the screen fabric dry completely before retracting.

In very strong winds, your screen should be retracted to avoid damage to the unit and the fabric.

For manually operated screens – when retracting, stop turning the crank handle once the top of the hem bar reaches the top of the tracks. Over retracting the fabric will cause the unit not to function correctly and/or can damage the fabric.

Do not attach anything to the fabric as it will cause damage when the unit is retracted.

In case of a power outage and the screens are down, the hem bar can be carefully lifted to provide an exit. If this needs to be done, avoid simply dropping the hem bar to prevent fabric damage.

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