Awnings are the perfect addition to any outdoor space, and you can sit in the garden safe in knowledge you’re protected from the rain during a typical British summer. That said, due to unpredictable weather, your awning is vulnerable to wear and tear as it sits in the hot summer sun, rain, frost, smog and wind.
Harsh and extreme weather conditions can have a detrimental effect on its functionality and handling systems, as well as its aesthetic appearance. So, with this is mind, regular maintenance including lubrication and cleaning is essential. For best practice and the best possible outcome, we recommend you lubricate your awnings twice a year in spring, before the summer season, and at the end of autumn. There are different components that you need to ensure you lubricate including the arm, collapsible, garden or hood and each element should be cleaned separately.