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Caring for Your Aluminum Awning in Winter

Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 9:36 pm.

When you purchase a high-quality aluminum awning for your home, you also purchase one of the lowest-maintenance awning options around! Aluminum awnings are durable and are proven to stand up to harsh weather conditions, even heavy snow and ice. But even though you may not need to put as much work in as you might with a fabric awning, there are still a few simple care tips you should know for your aluminum model. Read on to find out what they are!

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Unlike fabric awnings, aluminum awnings are intended to be a permanent fixture for your home. While a fabric awning can be removed to preserve it during winter, aluminum awnings stay standing and protect your property from weather-related damage. But while a strong awning will be effective on its own, there are a few things you can do to help. On a day where temperatures are above freezing (you don’t want ice to form!), use your garden hose to rinse off the top of your awning. This will remove dirt and debris and help extend the life of the paint. Another essential thing to do before severe winter weather hits is to trim back trees and overhanging branches that might otherwise fall and hit your awning. While a durable aluminum awning can certainly withstand a little impact, the safest bet is to remove the threat altogether.

If you find that icicles are forming along the edge of your aluminum awning, you can carefully remove them with an ice scraper or a sturdy-bristled brush, though they will not have much impact on the awning itself. Be cautious when doing this, as heavy icicles can cause injury!

Carroll Awning Company has unmatched qualities on awnings and stylish awning frames for both residential and business purposes. Let Carroll Awning Company help you decorate your property with awnings and reduce your energy costs today. Retractable awnings will reduce heat loss during the cold months of winter and protect your property from heat gain during the hot days of summer.

We offer any type of awnings you may need, from freestanding canopies to compact domes. Choose fabrics in stripes, solids or patterns. All are suited for UV resistance.

Through our combined locations and experience, Carroll Awning Company provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing and unfailing attention to details in order to deliver a product that exceeds expectations.

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