Awning Ideas / February 22, 2019 / Ina Hebert
Many people that buy a motorized retractable awning want it because they can expand their outdoor living space with the touch of a button and many people put them over their windows for shade control and energy savings. Because the awning is retractable through a motorized unit it can easily be let out or put away with the touch of a button by a single person instead of several people working in coordination to manually open and close a non-motorized retractable awning over their patio. Of course some people love a motorized retractable awning because they don t want to permanently attach a non-retractable sun faded canvas awning that detracts from their home s exterior. The newer brands of motorized retractable awnings use strong waterproof woven acrylic that doesn t fade.
So often they become dirty. You can always restore the original look and feel of the awnings by cleaning them at least twice a year. It is also a good idea to take the awning down to easily clean the harder-to-reach areas. Brush the Dirt and Debris Off: The awning needs to be washed thoroughly using a solution. But you must use a brush to remove the loose dirt and debris. The brushing off will prevent the dirt from getting soaked into the awning fabric during the washing process. You can rub the areas of the fabric that are affected by dirt and debris using a broom or a soft cleaning brush available at the local janitorial supply shops. However you need to ensure that dirt is removed from the underneath and top of the awning. If you have not take the awning down use a ladder to brush off the hard-to-reach areas.
This will give you a minimalist feel on your window and is a unique design that you can get. In terms of fabric color you can choose the colors that you prefer and match it with your home design. 2. Mold and mildew resistant. These problems are the main enemies of awnings. Microscopically speaking mold and mildew are plant-like organisms with roots so it can penetrate on the awning and make it tear easily as time goes by. The good news is that there are now lots of canvas window awnings that are resistant to these organisms. They are made to repel water or moist which is the favorite breeding ground of these organisms from affecting the fabric to prevent their growth. 3. Resistant to fading. Fading is also another problem of people since these awnings are exposed to both sun and rain.