How Long Does Awning Fabric Last?
Whether it’s shade, cooler temperatures, or protection for your outdoor furniture, a high-quality canvas awning can provide many valuable benefits to your Florida home or business. However, you might be wondering how long awning fabric will last. While the lifespan of a canvas awning can last anywhere between five and fifteen years, it can last even longer with proper maintenance. Here are some awning cleaning and maintenance tips to help keep your awning fabric looking great long-term.
Making Your Awning Fabric Last
Canvas awnings consist of fabric stretched and secured over a sturdy metal frame. Ensuring that both the frame and fabric of the awning are regularly cleaned is the key to making your awning last.
- Maintaining the awning fabric. While awning fabric is inherently strong and durable, it is also constantly exposed to the elements. Such exposure can lead to an accumulated layer of dirt and grime over time. To protect it from staining, fading, or discoloring, it’s important to clean it at least twice a year using a mixture of warm water and dish soap. To further help your awning fabric last, you can also cover it with a protective material or plastic covering.
- Maintaining the awning frame. Awning frames are constructed from high-quality aluminum material that can withstand heavy wind and rain. However, if a particularly bad storm is approaching it’s best to retract your awning, if possible.
With occasional care, your professionally installed awning will provide you with years of shade and protection so that you can entertain at-home guests outdoors or make a solid impression at your business’ front door.
Central Florida’s Long Lasting Fabric Awning Supplier
Whether you’re looking for highly durable awning frames or resilient awning fabric, Universal Awning & Sign has you covered. As Central Florida’s premier custom awning and sign manufacturers and installers, we provide high quality, built-to-last awnings that can withstand Florida’s climate and perform at a high level for years to come.
If you are in need of a new or replacement fabric awning for your Florida home or business or would like to learn more about our products and services, call Universal Awning & Sign today at 407-328-7781.