When the weather turns and water douses your awning, it can create problems if you don’t properly take care of your shade structure. When it rains, your awning is getting a free cleaning but it’s also collecting water and moisture as well random debris that is gets blown onto it during a storm. So how does this affect your awning?
The list above is just a few of the many things that can happen when rain and moisture build up and affect your awning. That’s why it’s important to keep your awning clean and to inspect it often, especially after a storm. Look for debris, wipe off water, and make sure moisture isn’t collecting. If you see signs of mildew or mold, clean it right away with an awning cleaner or spray that is approved by your manufacturer.
Also, if you notice any rips or tears, have them repaired as soon as possible. Call your awning installer for help. And keep in mind, if your awning is already starting to fade or deteriorate, you can always have it "recovered" instead of buying a whole new one.