RESOURCES

General Awning Fabric Care

  1. Always consult your Fabric Manufacturers Cleaning Instructions and Fabric Warranty prior to cleaning.
  2. Keep dirt, leaves and other debris from accumulating on the awning surface. Keep shrubbery and vines away from the awning. Do not cook food or have fires beneath or around awning.
  3. Hose down with fresh water, every month or so. The underside may be kept clean by simply brushing with a clean household broom.
  4. A cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite may be used – NO DETERGENTS. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric a few minutes, but do not left it dry. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues. let air dry. Never apply heat to awning fabrics.

Retractable Awning Frames

  1. Keep in the retracted position when you are not on the premises, and during high winds, or rainstorms.
  2. For extended storage periods make sure your awning is dry and clean before retracting. Remove the valance (if applicable) and store separately.
  3. Wash awning installations near salt water twice monthly with fresh water and spray all moving parts with silicone. Proper care should be taken to prevent over spraying of silicone fabric.
  4. If motorized, see separate manufacturer’s warranty on your selected motor. Please call for service if your awning gets out of adjustment. Do not attempt to reset the motor limit switches as damage may be caused to the motor and the framework. Motorized or manual, do not force or yank awning when raising or lowering it.

Strataglass Care & Maintenance
for clear vinyl

IMAR Products. IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish, IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner, and mild soap (preferably) IMAR Yacht Soap Concentrate). Use of harsh cleaners like “Simple Green, Glass cleaners with Ammonia, and Orpine” will dull the curtains quickly. Using any other product(s) void the factory warranty.

 

303 Clear Vinyl Protective Cleaner is also approved for cleaning of Vinyl panels. 303 Clear Vinyl protectant offers superior protection against the harmful effects of UV rays. This product is all you need to safely clean and protect against yellowing and cracking of vinyl, clear vinyl, leaving a non-streaking finish.

 

  • NEVERuse a wash-and-wax product on Vinyl panels.
  • WARNING– Use of Rain-X, Pledge, or Plexus on your Vinyl panels will appear to work for a short time but then dulls the surface and presents an “Orange Peel” effect. Do not use any of these products.
  • Use of cleaners, polishes, scratch removers, or any other product made for regular, uncoated vinyl will damage your vinyl panels. Do not use these products.
  • DO NOT HANDLE VINYL WITH SUNSCREEN ON YOUR HANDS!This will permanently cloud the vinyl where handled.

For the customer: We recommend using IMAR Strataglass protective Polish or 303 Clear Vinyl Protectant or cleaner every 1 to 2 months.


Note: All new vinyl can easily get impressions. It is recommended new enclosures be left in place to the extent possible. Vinyl “seasons” over time and becomes less impressionable. Roll all curtains down and fasten in place nightly to keep perfect appearance.


Cleaning: Apply the soapy water to the clear vinyl section of the curtain with special purpose washing mitt or soft cotton cloths. Thoroughly rinse the soapy solution with fresh water and completely dry the curtains with a high quality chamois. After washing the curtains, apply 303 or IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish sparingly with small, light circular motions using a soft cotton cloth. Allow the polish to dry and then remove with a clean soft cotton cloth. Finally, lightly buff to a sparkling shine. For routine maintenance between polishing, use IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner. Insure the clear vinyl panels are free of abrasives. Very lightly mist a soft cotton cloth. Lightly and briskly rub a manageable sized area and then lightly buff dry with another clean cloth.


Restoring: Some actual damage cannot truly be repaired. If 303 or IMAR Protective Polish cannot restore the clarity and shine, it may be time to consider replacing the enclosures.

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GENERAL AWNING FABRIC CARE

  1. Always consult your Fabric Manufacturer’s Cleaning Instructions and fabric Warranty prior to cleaning.
  2. Keep dirt, leaves and other debris from accumulating on the awning surface. Keep shrubbery and vines away from the awning. Do not cook food or have fires beneath or around awning.
  3. Hose down with fresh water, every month or so. The underside may be kept clean by simply brushing with a clean household broom.
  4. A cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite may be used – NO DETERGENTS. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric a few minutes, but do not left it dry. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues. Let air dry. Never apply heat to awning fabrics.
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Retractable Awning Frames

  1. Keep in the retracted position when you are not on the premises, and during high winds, or rainstorms.
  2. For extended storage periods make sure your awning is dry and clean before retracting. Remove the valance (if applicable) and store separately.
  3. Wash awning installations near salt water twice monthly with fresh water and spray all moving parts with silicone. Proper care should be taken to prevent over spraying of silicone fabric.
  4. If motorized, see separate manufacturer´s warranty on your selected motor. Please call for service if your awning gets out of adjustment. Do not attempt to reset the motor limit switches as damage may be caused to the motor and the framework. Motorized or manual, do not force or yank awning when raising or lowering it.
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Strataglass Care & Maintenance For Clear Vinyl
Recommended Products for Cleaning:

IMAR Products. IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish, IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner, and mild soap (preferably) IMAR Yacht Soap Concentrate). Use of harsh cleaners like “Simple Green, Glass cleaners with Ammonia, and Orpine” will dull the curtains quickly. Using any other product(s) void the factory warranty.

 

303 Clear Vinyl Protective Cleaner is also approved for cleaning of Vinyl panels. 303 Clear Vinyl protectant offers superior protection against the harmful effects of UV rays. This product is all you need to safely clean and protect against yellowing and cracking of vinyl, clear vinyl, leaving a non-streaking finish.

 

  • NEVERuse a wash-and-wax product on Vinyl panels.
  • WARNING– Use of Rain-X, Pledge, or Plexus on your Vinyl panels will appear to work for a short time but then dulls the surface and presents an “Orange Peel” effect. Do not use any of these products.
  • Use of cleaners, polishes, scratch removers, or any other product made for regular, uncoated vinyl will damage your vinyl panels. Do not use these products.
  • DO NOT HANDLE VINYL WITH SUNSCREEN ON YOUR HANDS!This will permanently cloud the vinyl where handled.
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General Maintenance

For the customer: We recommend using IMAR Strataglass protective Polish or 303 Clear Vinyl Protectant or cleaner every 1 to 2 months.

 

Note: All new vinyl can easily get impressions. It is recommended new enclosures be left in place to the extent possible. Vinyl “seasons” over time and becomes less impressionable. Roll all curtains down and fasten in place nightly to keep perfect appearance.

 

Cleaning: Apply the soapy water to the clear vinyl section of the curtain with special purpose washing mitt or soft cotton cloths. Thoroughly rinse the soapy solution with fresh water and completely dry the curtains with a high quality chamois. After washing the curtains, apply 303 or IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish sparingly with small, light circular motions using a soft cotton cloth. Allow the polish to dry and then remove with a clean soft cotton cloth. Finally, lightly buff to a sparkling shine. For routine maintenance between polishing, use IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner. Insure the clear vinyl panels are free of abrasives. Very lightly mist a soft cotton cloth. Lightly and briskly rub a manageable sized area and then lightly buff dry with another clean cloth.

 

Restoring: Some actual damage cannot truly be repaired. If 303 or IMAR Protective Polish cannot restore the clarity and shine, it may be time to consider replacing the enclosures.

 

To clean all Textilene® Brand Fabrics, sponge with a solution of one-cup mild detergent with one-cup household bleach in three gallons of water. Rinse thoroughly with clear water and air-dry completely. Treat any stains as soon as possible. Do not use any abrasive household cleaners.

ADDITIONAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM OUR PARTNERS:

            

ADDITIONAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS FROM OUR PARTNERS: