Decorama External Blinds Product Care, Maintenance and Warranty
Your warranty generally starts at 2 years with an average of 5 years. Refer to the particular product warranty card for details.
Even the most durable materials require a certain amount of care and fabric awnings are no exception. With only a minimum amount of attention, your awnings will remain bright and serviceable. The following DOíS and DONíTS give the most important guidelines for proper care. With a minimal amount of effort, your awnings will provide comfort and style for both interior and outdoor living space for many years to come.
FABRIC AWNING CARE - DO'S
DO keep your awnings clean. This is the best, protection against mildew. Even on mildew-resistant fabric, mildew can grow on accumulated dirt or foreign materials remaining on the top or bottom surface.
DO wash down your awnings. You can use a mild soap, but rinse thoroughly and immediately. Special cleaners and protectants are available from your awning dealer.
DO hose your awning with clean water every month or so. We recommend that you do this on a sunny day.
DO keep the underside of your awnings clean by simply brushing with a clean household broom.
DO keep shrubbery and vines away from the awnings, as many bushes contain an acid that can be harmful to your awnings.
DO check the conditions of awning frames. Rust is not likely to form, but if it should it might cause deterioration or staining of the fabric. Advise your awning dealer if the framework needs attention.
DO inquire about the low cost of having your awning frames recovered with bright, new fabrics when present awnings are beyond repair.
FABRIC AWNING CARE DONíTS
DONíT permit leaves, twigs, dirt, etc. to remain on your awnings as they might cause staining of the fabric.
DONíT fold or roll the awning up when wet or damp.
DONíT drag your awning across any abrasive surfaces, such as cement, asphalt, or the awning frame.
DONíT get insect spray on the fabric, as some solutions may impair the water repellency of the fabric and cause staining.
DONíT allow water to stand on the awnings, causing pocketing and possible stretching.
DONíT overlook small rips or tears. If a sharp object punctures the fabric, your local awning dealer can expertly repair it.
DONíT wash your awnings with a harsh or strong solution or scrub too vigorously with an abrasive cleaner.
DONíT force or yank your awnings when raising or lowering them. Do it gradually.
DONíT cook food or have fires beneath or around the awning.
DONíT store awning when damp or wet. Mildew is the fabricís greatest foe, and is caused by dampness. Mildew may grow on the surface of a damp awning and permanently stain the fabric.
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