by Christine Crockett
The fabric on your awning is made from 100% solution-dyed acrylic yarns that have been treated with a fluorocarbon finish, which enhances its water repellency. It will not support the growth of mildew, however, dirt on the fabric can lead to mildew growth. Your local environment has a great deal to do with the chance of this happening and the need for frequency of cleanings — a dry environment requires less cleaning than a humid one.
One way to help prevent the buildup of dirt and mildew on your awning fabric is to add an optional WeatherGuard™ Cover.
The WeatherGuard™ Cover helps to protect your fabric from the elements and dirt while retracted. It is highly recommended for motorized awnings, to prolong the life of your motorized parts as well as the fabric. WeatherGuard Covers are also highly suggested for any roof-mounted awnings, as roof mounts can be exposed to more elements than those mounted on the wall or fascia.
Head over to our Retractable Patio Awnings section now to start building your awning, and consider adding the WeatherGuard™ Cover to prolong the life of your investment!