With winter is right around the corner, it’s time to start getting your home ready for the cold season ahead. That includes winterizing your awnings. Follow these tips to get your awning ready for winter.
Clear off any sticks, leaves or other debris that may have collected throughout the summer and fall. Then use a hose to wash off any dirt that may have built up and use a soft bristle brush to scrub out any stains. Repair any tears or holes.
Once your awning is completely dry, take it down for the winter. If you have a retractable awning, you can simply retract it to protect it from the winter elements. If your awning is installed on a frame, take it down and fold it carefully to avoid tears.
If you have a retractable awning, you’re all ready for winter. If, however, you took your awning off a frame, you’ll want to be sure you store it in a dry, ventilated area that’s safe from the winter elements.
Taking care of an awning is hard work, so the best thing to do is to hire a professional to do it for you. Look for a reputable awning business in your area that’s equipped to handle your needs.
Following these tips, your awning will be winter ready in no time. To learn more about getting your awning ready for winter, contact Sunstate Awning at 407-330-1044.