Customizing an awning for your home or storefront is a huge investment with many benefits. Why not help your investment live past its lifespan by protecting it as best as you can? By following a regular maintenance checklist, your awning will be more efficient and will look its best for years to come. Not sure what to look for? Here’s where you can start:


Inspect for stains and mildew.

Stains and mildew can wreak havoc on your awning, especially when there’s more precipitation in the forecast. So after a storm passes (even a light rainfall), grab a ladder, a pair of shoes with gripping soles, and a backup helper. Then, inspect the surface and clean accordingly.

Don't store while wet.

Make a note for yourself not to store your awning while it’s wet. Instead, wait until both sides are completely dry. If you store too soon, you could risk rotting or mildew stains.

Check for tears.

Notice any wears or tears on your awning? If so, it’s vital to patch it up as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. Contact your awning provider and ask how they can help you.

Hose down debris.

It’s a smart idea to hose down debris on a regular basis (or at least after a big storm passes). Between dirt and tree limbs, your awning can get damaged if it's not cleared off.

Need a helping hand protecting your customized awning? If so, contact the experts Dean Custom Awnings. With locations in New York and Connecticut, we proudly serve the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region and offer our customers the latest and most convenient, speedy services available. To learn more about our services, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.