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* CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF PRODUCT *

MAINTENANCE OF STORM PANELS

  • Panels must be safely and securely stored when not in use.

  • Keep the storm panels marked according to window location plan.

  • Keep the required fasteners clean and dry to protect from corrosion. Have a few extra fasteners.

  • In case of removable bottom tracks lubricate the bottom screws once a year before hurricane season starts.

  • Use gloves when handling panels with sharp edges.

CARE OF ACCORDION SHUTTERS

  • Once a year operate all shutters, lubricate wheels and all moving joints, locks or closing screws.

  • Keep the tracks clean from leaves, dirt, etc.

CARE OF AWNINGS

Proper maintenance is important if maximum life of the end product is desired. With only the minimum amount of attention, your awnings will remain bright and serviceable. The life and beauty of an awning can be preserved by following these suggestions and general tips.

SOME DO'S
  • Do keep the awnings clean. This is the best protection against mildew. Even on mildew resistant fabric, mildew can grow on accumulated dirt or foreign materials which remain on the top or bottom surface and eventually damage or stain the fabric.

  • Do wash down your awnings. If they are vinyl coated, brush lightly with a cloth or soft brush. You can use a mild soap, but rinse thoroughly and immediately.

  • Do hose your awning with clean water occasionally, every month or so. We recommend that you do this on a hot, sunny day.

  • Do keep the underside of your awnings clean by simply brushing with a clean household broom.

  • Do keep shrubbery and vines away from the awnings, as many bushes contain an acid which can be harmful to your awnings.

  • Do check the condition of awning frames.

SOME DONT'S
  • Do Not drag your awning across any abrasive surfaces, such as cement, asphalt, or the awning frame.

  • Do Not fold or roll the awning in cold temperature.

  • Do Not get insect spray on the fabric, as some solutions may impair the water repellency of the fabric and cause staining.

  • Do Not allow water to stand on the awnings, causing pocketing and possible stretching.

  • Do Not overlook small rips or tears. If a sharp object punctures the fabric, it should be repaired.

  • Do Not wash your awnings with a harsh or strong solution, or scrub too vigorously with an abrasive cleaner.

  • Do Not force or yank your awnings when raising or lowering them. Do it gradually.

  • Do Not store awnings when damp or wet. Mildew is a fabric's greatest foe and is caused by dampness. Mildew may grow on the surface of a damp awning and permanently stain the fabric.

  • Do Not permit leaves, twigs, dirt, etc. to remain on your awnings as they might cause a staining of the fabric.

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