Aluminum Awning Maintenance Suggestions for Summer
Summer is a season that comes with gorgeous weather conditions. The weather becomes perfect for grilling, swimming, and enjoying time on the patio, among other outdoor activities. If you’re a business owner, something that may get more use during this time is any awning you have. A popular type of awning for businesses is aluminum awnings, as they are lightweight, durable, and look great. With that said, there is some upkeep to be done so that your awning stays in good shape throughout the summer season. Here are awning maintenance procedures to get done for your aluminum awning this summer.
Clean Your Awning Often
Your aluminum awning will collect all sorts of dirt, debris, and stains during the summer season. By cleaning your awning frequently, you can keep it looking appealing all summer long. When cleaning your awning, make sure you’re using mild cleaning agents because you don’t want the aluminum to get discolored or worn down in any way.
Inspect Your Aluminum Awning
Aluminum is a durable material for an awning, but it’s not indestructible, which is why you should check on your awning to see if it’s accumulated any damage. Summer brings stormy weather on occasion, so check on your awning after one of these storms to see if the structure has been compromised in any way. Depending on the scope of the awning damage, you may need to either get pieces of your awning repaired, or possibly replaced entirely.
Give Your Awning a New Coat of Paint
Nothing breathes new life into an aluminum awning quite like a new coat of paint. That’s why you should take time to get a paint brush and paint your awning to make it look like new again. Avoid using latex primer during the painting process. Latex has ammonia in it, and this can accelerate corrosion in your awning.
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