Awnings are low on maintenance but it is very important to keep gutters clean of leaves and debris often using a hosepipe to flush gutters, outside requires light cleaning with a wet cloth or Carwash shampoo. Galvanized steel offers great protection against rust compared to mild steel but still requires some maintenance and powder coating offers more aesthetic appeal, aluminum powder coated products offer a longer-lasting finish also requiring little maintenance in coastal lying areas. Galvanized steel is guaranteed not to rust and powder-coated aluminum has a lifetime finish.
Installing awnings, particularly patio covers and cabanas, is like adding a room to your house or commercial structure without the cost, mess and downtime of a construction project. Awnings protect carpets, furniture, draperies, inventories, windows and doors from both sun and rain damage.
In addition, awnings provide more comfortable living and working spaces, both inside and outside your home or building, as they keep temperatures down in the summer and keep surfaces dry in the winter. This results in both improved usage of existing space and reduced energy costs.
Although our products offer excellent rust resistance some maintenance is required like keeping awning clean from leaves and debris that can rot causing decay or clogging, also awnings are waterproof but in certain instances and installations can sometimes not be completely watertight especially around many existing pipes on walls, etc. also the front gutter is designed to overflow in heavy rains, more watertight products include our patio ceiling range.