Retractable Awnings

Care Guide for Retractable Awnings: Sunpro Hawaii's maintenance insights.

Retractable Awning Care Guide

Fundamentals of Care:

  1. Fabric Composition: Our awning materials are crafted from 100% solution-dyed acrylic, ensuring vibrant colors that stand the test of time.
  2. Frame Tension: Always ensure the frame maintains consistent tension to avoid water pooling on the fabric.
  3. Wind Protection: Our awnings can withstand winds up to 50 mph. However, in severe wind conditions, retract awnings fully. Partial retraction leaves them more exposed.
  4. Drying: If the awning is wet when retracted, extend it at the earliest opportunity to let it dry. Though our fabric resists mold and mildew, dirt can promote mildew growth if stored wet.
  5. Protective Finish: Our fabrics come with a finish that repels dirt and water. Refrain from using harsh cleaners as they can strip this finish.

Cleaning Tips:

General Cleaning:

  • Hose down the fabric and let it air dry.
  • For deeper cleans (recommended every 2-3 years):
    1. Remove dust and dirt using a vacuum or brush.
    2. Wash using cold to lukewarm water mixed with mild soap (avoid detergents).
    3. Scrub gently with a soft brush.
    4. Rinse off the soap completely.
    5. Let it air dry. Do not use direct heat.

Removing Tough Stains:

  1. Prepare a solution: up to 1/2 cup bleach and 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of water.
  2. Gently scrub using a soft brush.
  3. Let it sit for up to 20 minutes, but not longer.
  4. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.

After intensive stain removal, you might need to reapply the protective finish to keep the fabric's water repellency. Reach out to us if required.

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