Taking Care of Your Blind and Awning
Keep it clean
- Don't allow dirt to accumulate on top of your blind. Gently brush off loose objects like leaves and twigs before attempting to retract the blind.
- Hose the blind down from time to time but allow the fabric to dry thoroughly before closing the blind. When it's time for a more thorough cleaning, use a mild soap (not a detergent) and immediately rinse away every trace of residue. Never use a harsh cleaning fluid or an abrasive.
- You can use a vinyl cleaner if your blind is of the reinforced P.V.C. or shiny plastic type but take care over the areas that have been signwritten or screen printed.
Be Gentle With It
- Raise and lower it carefully. Don't jerk on the mechanism or over-wind the controls.
- Note that on flat awnings the cover must always roll over the roller.
- Avoid hanging anything on the frame work or allowing objects, particularly cigarettes, to fall on the cover.
- When not in use do not leave a retractable blind in the open position. This minimises the possibility of damage due to vandalism or extremes of weather.
- Never leave your blind out during windy weather or when bad weather is expected.
- When it's time to refurbish the blind with a new cover, or if it's ever necessary to make extensive repairs, call us. (Recovering may be less expensive and quicker during the winter months.)
- Do not operate or use your awning in freezing conditons.
- Do not allow snow or ice to accumulate on the awning.
- If it is frozen then do not operate until the mechanism has thawed.
- If have attempted to use an electric awning when it is frozen and it jams consult a specialist before going further as permanent damage may occur on thawing.
Always Roll the cover over - not under
- Click on this link which will show what we mean - "Roll Over"
- Or download the entire CARE brochure here.