Spring is a great time to get out there and clean those fabric awnings. A fabric awning typically lasts 10-12 years with routine and correct cleanings. The process is usually pretty simple and will keep your awnings looking good year-round. One of the easiest ways to keep your awnings looking great is to simply hose off the fabric with water monthly to keep the dirt and debris from embedding into the fabric. However, a more vigorous cleaning will be needed every couple of years to keep your awnings looking their best.
Sunbrella’s fabric care and cleaning guide is a great resource and will help ensure you are cleaning your awnings correctly. We typically use Sunbrella fabric for our awnings because it is one of the best awning fabrics on the market. Their cleaning guide will usually work for most fabric awnings but, if you have a different type of fabric for your awning, you will want to check out the manufacturer’s website for their cleaning recommendations. If you don’t want to do the cleaning yourself, we will be happy to recommend an awning cleaning professional to you.