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Essential Information on Awnings

There are two types of awnings - fixed awnings and retractable awnings. Fixed awnings cannot be adjusted or modified, and are permanently attached to the building. However, fully retractable awnings can be adjusted depending on your needs and weather conditions.


Fixed awnings:
They can also be referred to as stationary awnings. They are usually used on windows of houses to prevent glare from the sun from damaging furniture or carpets. Windows awnings help reduce home cooling costs and are ideal for adding beauty to your home as well as saving energy.

Retractable awnings:
They are also referred to as fold-able awnings. They consist of a fabric with an adjustable frame. Retractable awnings are available as motorized or manual with a crank, which eventually makes them comfortable and convenient for use.

Simply when using a retractable awning, you can choose whether you want shade on a hot day or let the sun whenever desired. These awnings are not designed to withstand heavy winds or rain when extended, but because they are easy to adjust, they can be retracted quickly to protect them from such elements.

Awnings are a great way to extend an outdoor living area. awnings come in all shapes and sizes and are available in a wide range of colored fabrics. When choosing awnings, you can choose the right colors to suit the exterior colors of your home.

How to clean awnings

People usually get nervous when it comes to cleaning awnings, but if you think differently, cleaning is really essential. Without cleaning you can not live a good and pure life. Cleaning plays a key role in everything. If you have a built-in awning, you should be very careful when cleaning it. If you do not clean your awnings regularly, chances are that your awnings will lose their charm and flexibility.


To clean awnings, follow these basic steps. Some of the tips below will guide you to how to clean awning effectively. Before you begin, remember one thing that awnings are easy to maintain and easy to clean.

• First, check the aluminium if it has chalks or any kind of white markings. Rub the white marks gently. Then you can see if the awnings have any kind of white markings. Gently clean with lemon water and some detergents with a soft brush with soft bristles.

• Rinse the surface of the awning using a cleaning brush and a detergent. After 30 minutes, leave it to dry and check whether the surfaces have dried. Then seal the entire surface with a metal sealer and leave. This prevents cracking

• Now, remove the fabric that covers everything and put everything in the bucket. Before doing this, you should clean it gently using a mild cleaner brush. Remove from water and gently clean with a soft brush and detergent.

• Wash fabrics or canvas awnings in a dry and clean area

• Do not use harsh or strong detergents on canvas awnings. This can reduce the life of the canopy.

Maintenance of your awnings

If you want to take good care of your awnings, the main thing you should be aware of is the weather. Bad weather conditions can damage them, so here are some guidelines on how to protect your awnings against elements.

• When it comes to awnings, the ideal rule that is easy to remember and apply is: If you are happy to sit outside, it is safe to get wind out your awning outside. However, if the conditions are harsh for you then you should wind back in your awning.

• The most important condition to consider is the gusting wind. Because the wind can quickly accelerate and then appears a sudden change that can damage the awning. Awnings are designed to move up and down but must look after its welfare. Therefore, "better safe than regret" is very appropriate in this case.

• If ground lock support poles are provided with your awning, make sure they are installed at all times when your awning is outside. These poles safely lay the front rail lines, making the whole structure stronger. Your awning still needs looking after and retracting when the weather turns wet and cold.


• An awning is designed to be fully wound out, although it can be partially wound if you prefer. However, if the weather is poor, it is best not to wind it at all. Awnings are designed to be rained on and the cover is waterproof, but it is not a snow umbrella and therefore it is very important that the snow is not placed on the cover, otherwise, it will destroy it and puts enormous pressure on the equipment that holds it, making them dangerous.

• Finally, if in doubt, do not wind it out. Subjecting your awning to bad weather conditions is a risk since poor weather conditions lower the durability of the awning. Awnings are sun-blind after all. Also, be careful when cleaning to ensure it lasts as long as possible.

Buying Awnings

On purchasing of awnings, there are a lot of retailers all over the internet. One can browse to gain information on different styles, ideas, installation and pricing in Singapore. These sites also offer guides on maintenance and cleaning of these awnings, promote deliveries and guide buyers on do it yourself installation. If you choose to buy online, be sure to check if the installation cost is included and if any additional combinations are required. This way you will not be surprised by any additional charges or hidden costs.



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