Don’t wait until the awning is too dirty to clean. Wash the awning by brushing lightly with a cloth or soft brush. Use a solution of lukewarm water (at least a gallon) and Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent or Dish Liquid, found in the supermarket. Got a tough stain or a little mildew, add 1 cup of bleach to the solution (don’t worry, we’ve tested this ourselves). Don’t forget to wipe down the frame and hood too. Our fabric is Sunbrella fabric, the leader in outdoor material and known for being mildew resistant and resist fading.
Remove the valance of the awning and store it for the winter so it does not get weather beaten. To remove: use a screwdriver to take off the plastic end cap of the front bar. Loosen the screws inside the track on each end of the valance, using a screwdriver or an allen wrench depending on the type of screw. Slide the valance out of the track and replace the end cap. Be sure to store the screws from the track in a safe place. ROLL the awning up to store in the garage or the basement; Important…do NOT remove the pvc piping from the hem of the valance to fold it because this piping is much harder to get back into the valance when springtime comes.