The life and good looks of your awnings depend a great deal on the way you use them and how you care for them. Even the most durable materials require a certain amount of care, and fabric awnings are no exception. With only a minimum amount of attention, your awnings will remain bright and serviceable.
Awning fabrics should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt, roof particles, etc. are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. Brush any loose dirt off the awning; hose down and clean with a mild natural soap in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly to remove soap.
Awning frames are made of either galvanized steel or aluminum and will last a lifetime! Regular maintenance on a frame requires an annual inspection of fasteners, connections and metal condition. Any loose fasteners or connections should be tightened and any rust should be removed.
For further information on cleaning Sunbrella fabric see the Sunbrella Care and Cleaning (pdf)
For further information on removing stains from Sunbrella fabric see the Sunbrella Stain Chart (pdf)