Proper awning maintenance is essential to make sure your awning lasts. Your Eclipse retractable awnings are taking good care of you, doing the job you hoped they would. You know you can count on them for cooling shade on hot sunny days. You are enjoying how much cooler the house feels when you go inside and getting equal pleasure from saving money on your air conditioning bills.
Now, it’s time to return the favor and take good care of your Eclipse retractable awnings so that they can have a long life where they continue to look great and keep you cool for years to come. Fortunately, Eclipse Shading Systems don’t need much in the way of awning maintenance to keep them looking great and performing at their best. Here are a few simple tips to help you keep your awning from premature aging and prevent damage.
Remove Water and Debris Buildup
Don’t let freestanding water hang around on your Eclipse awnings. To protect again mildew, stains and potential rot, hose off the awning and make sure it is free of any debris.
Clean Them Regularly
About twice a year, your awning should be cleaned. This simple step helps to keep the fabric fresh and remove any buildup that hasn’t washed away on its own. Start by lighting spraying your awning to get it damp. Then, combine warm water and mild dish soap to clean it. Use a cloth or a soft-bristle brush to scrub them without causing any damage to the fabric.
Sweep the Underside
Don’t forget that the underside of the awing can also collect dust and debris over time. Take a regular broom and gently brush the underside of the awning occasionally to keep the bottom nice and clean.
Inspect the Frame
Take a good look at the frame to make sure it is rust-free. Regularly checking for any trouble spots can help to prevent deterioration and staining of fabric. Because Eclipse awnings are made with high-quality, ultra-durable frames, most users never experience issues with rust.
Store it Properly
When using a retractable awning, it’s important to make sure the fabric and frame are completely dry before rolling them up. This will help prevent issues mentioned above, including rust and mildew formation. Always retract your awning for severe weather, and consider storing it over the winter if it will not be in use during those months.
Eclipse Shading Systems® are constructed with advanced technology to give you the best outdoor experience. We also use the finest water-resistant, UV-protected, 100% acrylic awning fabric along with weather-resistant, long-lasting GORE® Tenara® thread to keep your awning looking stylish. Our modern awning fabrics are marine-grade and made to resist fading, rot and mildew for as long as eight years.
To enjoy the luxury of your Eclipse retractable awnings for many years to come, use the maintenance tips above. With proper care, your Eclipse awning will continue to perform as THE ULTIMATE SUNBLOCK™ while also making your outdoor spaces more comfortable.