Awning Ideas / February 24, 2019 / Lucille Parsons
Canvas window awnings have been among the standard awnings used for houses windows since time immemorial. These awnings are the shades that will prevent sunlight from entering the house through the window and protect interior furniture and appliances from fading with its UV rays. The good news is that there are now many canvas window awnings offered by manufacturers in the market. If you plan to get these awnings for your home you may want to know the following to give you an idea about what you will get from these awnings and your options in the market. 1. You will find a wide array of frame designs and colors to choose from. There are those that can have much detailed designs in terms of its edge fabrics. Some awnings on the other hand can have very simple frames and use lesser fabric.
If you do go for a retractable awning which is generally a good idea in climates which tend to vary between extremes there are further choices. Manual retractable awnings are those which you roll or fold up yourself. Motorized versions have a small electric motor that will do the job with a touch of a button. While motorized awnings seem to offer less work it doesn t always work out that way. Installation is more difficult due to wiring concerns so if you re doing the work yourself it will increase the time it takes you to install the awning. Also with more moving parts the odds of having to perform maintenance and repairs is much greater. Still if you take good care of your awning with preventive maintenance a motorized awning can be a great investment.
Scrub the Awning: While choosing a solution to wash the awning you must ensure that the product does not use any harsh ingredients that can stain or fade the awning fabric. You can also consider using hot water to remove the stains easily. The washing solution can be made by mixing 2 oz. of the dish washing liquid for each gallon of water. You can start the washing process by scrubbing the awning through a brush dipped into the solution. However a harder brush needs to be used to remove tough stains. Rinse the Awning: After scrubbing the awnings you have to soak these completely using a garden hose. While soaking you must pay specific attention to the undersides and corners of the waning. If traces of detergent are left behind there are chances that the awning many get streaked or discolored.