In principle, all mechanical parts do not need maintenance, however, occasional lubrication of moving parts e.g. bearings or elbow connecter of folding arms with a suitable silicone spray can increase the longevity of the parts. All metal frame parts can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap detergent. Do not use harsh cleaning solutions or solvents.

The awning fabric does not require special maintenance, thanks to rigid quality control measures. However, please note that wet fabric should not be rolled up for a long period of time. If the fabric is wet, roll it out and let it dry as soon as possible. Dirty fabrics can be cleaned with water, a mild detergent and a sponge or soft brush. Do not use harsh detergents to clean the fabric.

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Awnings – Maintenance and Care