Aluminum Canopy Maintenance Tips You Can Use
The entrance to your business will be the first thing people see when they visit you. To make a strong first impression, many businesses will use a canopy to provide extra comfort to guests who want to escape weather conditions like rain, snow, and harsh sun. Aluminum is a good material of choice for a canopy, as it is very sturdy, which helps your canopy last a long time. However, you do have to make sure you maintain your canopy if you want to get the most out of it. Here are some maintenance tips that will help keep your aluminum canopy in top shape.
Do Regular Washings For Your Aluminum Canopy
While you can hope for rainy weather to wash away some of the unwanted grime from your aluminum canopy, that’s not going to remove everything. You’ll have to wash your canopy yourself if you want to make it look its best. Washing should be done regularly so that you don’t need to resort to any harsher, more abrasive chemicals to get cleaning done.
Protection Against Water Damage
Canopies are supposed to serve as barriers that protect your building from water damage. With that said, your canopy will only be able to serve that role if the gutters aren’t clogged. Therefore, you need to check on your gutters regularly to be sure that dirt and debris aren’t clogging them up, which would otherwise hinder your gutters’ ability to do their job.
Protection From Mildew
Depending on where your business is located, you might have a problem with mildew growth. If you don’t maintain your aluminum canopy (or your building in general), mildew will be able to pile up.
Usually, mildew will appear in the form of black spots, and you can get rid of those spots with a sponge or cloth, along with a solution made of mild soap and water. While it can be tempting to use stronger materials, like steel wool, you should refrain from using them because their abrasive nature can damage your canopy.
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