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How to prevent awning fabric from premature deterioration?

December 3, 2021 Off By RVSUNSHADES

Preserving Your Awning Fabric: Tips for Longevity

Typically, vinyl awning fabrics boast a lifespan of 3-5 years, but premature deterioration can occur without proper care. Here’s how to ensure your awning fabric stays in top condition:

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Proper Care of Your Awning Fabric:

  1. Rinse Off After Every Use:
    • Remove organic debris like leaves, grass, and bird droppings promptly after each use.
    • Use a SOFT brush for residue that can’t be rinsed off.
  2. Avoid Hard Brushes:
    • NEVER use a hard brush, as it can damage the laminate layer, leading to premature deterioration.
    • Opt for a soft brush to prevent harm while efficiently removing tough residues.
  3. Avoid Abrasive Cleaners:
    • NEVER use abrasive cleaners or chemical detergents. Stick to clean water in the cleaning process.
    • For stubborn residues, place a wet cloth on them to soften them before lightly brushing off.
  4. Thorough Drying:
    • Allow the awning to dry completely before rolling it up to prevent mould and mildew.


Proper Handling and Maintenance:

  1. Avoid Creases:
    • When rolling up your awning, especially with older fabric, avoid creases that can cause fine cracks on the vinyl surface.
  2. Prevent Awning Fabric Flapping:
    • Use anti-flap bars and bow support bars on windy days to prevent fabric flapping, a common cause of cracks and deterioration.
  3. Avoid Awnings Under Trees:
    • Tree branches can scratch the vinyl, speeding up the aging process. Choose open spaces for your awning.
  4. Patch Cracks Promptly:
    • Patch any discovered cracks with Insane Tape or cloth tape immediately to slow down further development. Cloth tape with fabric mesh limits stretching.

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  1. Use an Awning Protector:
    • If your caravan is stored uncovered, protect the top section of the vinyl from daily UV exposure with an awning protector.

Remember, the lifespan of your awning depends on proper care and maintenance. High-quality products last longer when treated with care. For rejuvenating your aged awning, explore our replacement awning fabrics now. Your investment deserves the best care for extended use.



Protect caravan awning fabric from UV damage

If your caravan is stored uncovered, the top section of the vinyl is exposed to UV every day. This will cause premature aging. Adding an awning protector will prolong the life span of your awning from UV damage while storing. Click here to see the listing.

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The life span of any product you use relies on proper care and maintenance. Good quality products are not designed to be abused. If you want your awning to last longer, look after it.

Rejuvenate your aged awning, visit our replacement awning fabrics now.


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