Although we still get the odd warm day, those frigid winter days are definitely on their way. Winter will be here before you know it, so before the season arrives, it’s time to prepare your homes and businesses for what’s ahead.
If you have an awning, properly storing it for winter can keep it in excellent condition for years to come. Here’s what to keep in mind when it comes to awning storage.
Do I Need to Take My Awning Down?
If you have an awning, the first question you might be asking yourself is whether or not you need to store it for the winter.
The majority of our awnings are sold based on ease of use, which includes being left outside for the winter months. It is always good to make sure that it is clean before the winter, but it isn’t as important as ensuring the rolled-up fabric is dry. The reason is that dirt and debris on the awning fabric can cause mildew if it is wet. If the awning is dry, generally, there will not be an issue with any surface debris causing serious issues. We have a section on our website for how to clean your awning, and it is recommended that it be done periodically.
Awnings with front fabric valances may be removed for winter, but this is optional and at the awning owner’s discretion.
We recommend that an open roll retractable awning be used under a soffit to gain protection for the awning. We advise our clients to use a semi cassette or a full cassette awning if the awning is exposed to elements such as on a two-story wall. This is especially important when there is a motor in the awning.
Retractable Awnings in Winter
Retractable awnings are the best choice of shade. They are straightforward to use and low to zero maintenance for winter. They have gained in popularity for those who want to invest wisely in their home comfort with a quality awning from Jans Awnings.
Contact Jans Awning Products Today
Jans Awning Products specializes in retractable awnings, specialized awnings, commercial awnings, door and window awnings, and so much more. We serve the Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Hamilton, Ancaster, Brantford, Grimsby, Niagara, and Milton areas.
Contact us if you have any questions about winter awning storage.