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Tips for Keeping Your Awning in Great Shape

Awnings are relatively easy to care for and clean. They will do just fine if left alone, but there are a few things you can do to keep them looking like new. Here are four tips on awning care to keep your outdoor awning looking delightful year after year. Brushing A weekly brushing with a soft bristle brush will go a long way toward keeping your awning clean. Any soft bristle brush with an extendable handle will work, and an RV awning brush is ideal for this task. No need to brush hard—just brush the entire awning to get rid of […]

Awning Care & Cleaning

Whether you just moved into a home with an existing fabric awning or you just purchased one from Eclipse Shading Systems, there are some things you should know about caring for your awning. Just like any other fabric item, your residential awnings are not resistant to dirt and grime. General Cleaning Before cleaning, make sure to carefully remove your awning from the frame. In order to keep your residential fabric awnings clean, it is important to brush off loose dirt that accumulates throughout the months of use. This can be done with a simple broom or cloth. Fabric awnings can […]

Prepping Awnings for Fall

Regular maintenance generally means a once-a-year cleaning and with the fall season just around the corner, it’s perfect time to do a little maintenance to keep your awning looking great. To keep the fabric looking fresh, awning fabric should first be hosed down to remove any loose debris. Using a soft brush with a mild natural soap like Ivory Flakes or Woolite in lukewarm water, no more than 100 degrees F,  remove any loose dirt and stains from the fabric.  Do not use detergent! Rinse thoroughly to remove all the soap from the fabric. Soap left on the fabric will leave […]

How to Keep Your Awning Looking Brand New

Awnings are an investment in your home and exterior look and style of your home, so it’s always good to keep them looking brand new. But after hours of exposure to the sun and elements, what are the best methods for keeping an awning in great shape? Generally speaking, to keep awnings in their best shape, regular maintenance typically includes a thorough once-a-year cleaning. To keep the fabric looking fresh, the fabric should first be hosed down to remove any loose debris.  Using a soft brush with a mild natural soap like Ivory Flakes or Woolite in lukewarm water, no […]