how to clean canvas awnings

One of the most popular products homeowners invest in to enhance their outdoor living spaces are canvas awnings. There are many benefits to purchasing a retractable awning, including increased living space, protection from sun and rain, aesthetics, and decrease in utility costs.

Paul Construction and Awning provides and installs retractable awnings from Sunesta – the leader in the retractable awning industry. Sunesta awnings are made of high quality canvas fabric that is made to last. Your awnings are sure to get a ton of use due to their benefits and functionality, but it’s important to remember to keep them clean and well maintained. Many homeowners want to know how to clean canvas awnings the right way. Paul Construction is here to help!

Want to Know How to Clean Canvas Awnings?

Canvas awning maintenance is not difficult or time consuming, but it does require proper methods to keep your awning in tip top shape.

While simply hosing your awning down on a monthly basis is wise, you should follow the below steps to give your canvas awning a good cleaning every now and then:

  1. Brush off all loose dirt and debris. Particles that float through the air tend to land on awnings because they’re extended most of the time. Wipe all of this away before you start the cleaning process.
  2. Next, hose down the awning.
  3. For a cleaning solution, just mix together water and a mild soap. Use a soft bristle brush with the cleaning solution to gently wipe down the awning.
  4. Rinse the awning thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  5. Let air dry.

Cleaning your canvas awning will help prevent mold and mildew growth. But if you don’t have the time to do a thorough cleaning yourself, Paul Construction offers awning cleaning and awning repair services. We will be sure to treat your awnings with the care they deserve to stay bright and appealing without the accidental damage that sometimes occurs from improper cleaning methods.

And if you do find that your awning is in need of repair, our highly trained team will inspect your awning to quickly determine the problem (rip or tear of the fabric, electrical issues, etc.) and do whatever it takes to get your awning back in perfect shape.

Paul Construction & Awning is Here to Help

When you need to know how to clean canvas awnings, just call the experts at Paul Construction. We are here to provide advice, recommendations, and awning cleaning and repair services. We also offer a variety of home construction services, such as patios, decks, gazebos, and more! Don’t forget to ask about our great financing options.