Our patio awnings have been designed and constructed from high-quality materials with premium coatings and concealed elements, meaning the only maintenance required is a little TLC (cleaning) from time to time. Corrosion-resistant aluminium profiles and stainless steel components featured on our patio awnings do not rust. Integrated motors concealed within the fabric barrel stay protected from the elements and the unique NANO tech coating featured on our materials prevents the impregnation of dirt and other environmental influences in the fabric.
To keep patio awnings looking like new and to ensure they keep protecting you we would suggest that both the fabric and hardware (metalwork) is hosed down (garden hose, spray setting) on a regular basis (at least twice per year) to remove any loose dirt and more stubborn stains removed using a sponge and mild soapy (circa 2% acidic) water solution. Birds mess and tree sap should be cleaned off immediately on siting to prevent them damaging the hardware/fabric.
When cleaning your patio awning never use any abrasive cleaners, rough cloths (ie scourers) or stiff brushes as this will damage the protective coatings to both the fabric and hardware and always allow the fabric to dry off before retracting your patio awning away.
It is also recommended to keep your patio awning opening and closing smoothly with no squeaks that the pins which connect the folding arms at the rear and front along with the pin in the elbow joints of the folding arm are sprayed with a non-corrosive silicone spray to lubricate (pictured at top).