Apollo Fabric Awning Care Instructions

Apollo Fabric Awning Care Instructions

October 27, 2017

WEATHER:

Fabric Awnings are specifically designed to create shade and are not recommended as a wind break. Do not expose Awnings to extreme weather conditions - Awnings should be rolled up in windy or stormy weather.

  • In general External Shutters should be cared for in the same manner as for Internal Shutters. However, since External Shutters may be exposed to the weather, dirt and grime may build up more quickly cleaning with a soft damp cloth is usually required. Again, ensure you use a small amount of PH neutral soap in lukewarm water.
  • For heavy dirt and grime you can gently hose down the shutters and then wipe dry
  • Keep the fabric clean by brushing both the top and underside with a soft brush. Hosing occasionally on a hot day with cold water will minimise the development of algae, mildew and fungi by removing dust and grime.
  • Awnings should not be rolled away wet. However if bad weather requires them to be rolled away wet, roll them back out as soon as possible to prevent mould build up.
  • Occasionally extend the Awning fully down to even out the material, particularly if the Awning is usually set in one position.
  • Do not allow dirt, plants or bird droppings to remain in contact with the fabric.
  • Do not apply detergents, cleaning fluids or insecticides.

Periodic Cleaning:

  • Keep the fabric clean by brushing both the top and underside with a soft brush. Hosing occasionally on a hot day with cold water will minimise the development of algae, mildew and fungi by removing dust and grime
  • Awnings should not be rolled away wet. However if bad weather requires them to be rolled away wet, roll them back out as soon as possible to prevent mould build up.
  • Do not allow dirt, plants or bird droppings to remain in contact with the fabric.
  • Do not apply detergents, cleaning fluids or insecticides.

STAINS:

  • Clean thoroughly with a non-abrasive household cleaner (except for Clear PVC) and rinse immediately with clean water and dry thoroughly. For Clear PVC use a diluted solution of mild soap and warm water. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Sometimes it is impossible to stop wrinkles and undulations in fabric due to vertical joins, hems or side splines. Whilst we endeavour to eliminate them, wrinkles and undulations are characteristic to the rolling of fabric and will not affect the performance of your Awning.
  • Guarantee is subject awning being properly maintained

Disclaimer:

It is important to understand that there is a possibility of wrinkles & undulations in fabric awnings due to vertical joins, hems or side splines. Whilst we endeavour to eliminate visible uncertainties, these are characteristic to the rolling of fabric & will not deter from the performance nor the life of the product.


Operating:

  • Spring operated – always grab from centre of bottom rail to raise or lower. Use boat hook if required With Auto lock Arm pull bottom rail down to desired position and release. Arms will lock Into position. For Straight pull down to bottom and lock with snap hooks. Release snap hooks before guiding awning back up by hand.
  • Drop Awnings: Always ensure that straps are released before, using rope motor or gear mechanism to roll up awnings.
  • Pivot arm Awnings - Use Rope, Gear or Motor to operate awning. Roll awning down to desired position. If awning is operated by rope or tape (without winder box) wrap rope or tape around cleat to lock into position.
  • CAUTION: When operating motorised awnings always ensure that there are no obstructions in the way of awning. Always press stop before changing direction

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