Nowadays, awnings are manufactured with the best possible materials to give them an operational life as long as possible. For the manufacture of an awning, high quality materials such as aluminum are used, a very versatile metal, which is not affected by corrosion and which is very resistant. High-strength fabrics are also used that last for many years.
In Toldos Guardamar we are experts in the manufacture, design and installation of awnings in cities such as Santa Pola, Orihuela and San Juan. Therefore, we will give you a few tips on how to make an awning last longer. For this reason, we’re going to give you a few tips on how to make an awning last longer.
If we want to make our awning last longer, we must take into account different aspects of great importance, such as retracting the awning when we see that it is going to rain. This way we will avoid getting it wet and have to wait for it to dry.
In case we could no retract the awning when it rains and it gets wet, we do not have to roll it up, just extend it and let it dry at room temperature, never using any kind of system like radiators, heaters or dryers because they can affect the colors and the awning canvas itself, but we will also avoid moisture, which leads to stains and, possibly, fungi.
As a second tip, we highly recommend retracting the awning when the wind starts to blow strongly. In case of not doing it, the canvas of the awning could break. This way we will maintain the structure of this fabric in a correct state of conservation.
When we are absent from home for a certain time, it is important to leave the awning completely retracted and secured, especially if we are not going to be at home during the rainy season and whenever there is more wind.
Finally, do not forget that the awning should have a good periodic maintenance. That way, it will always be in the best possible condition.