With the sunny days of summer behind you and cooler weather is right around the corner . And your probably wondering if yours awning is an all season awning or if it needs to be stored away for the winter.
Protecting your awning in the winter doesn’t always mean removing it all together. It is important to retract your awning when not in use during the winter. An unexpected snowfall can leave your fabric awning screaming from the weight if it is not retracted.
When retracting your all season awning, ensure that all fabric is tucked into the housing so that nothing is left to the elements. Invest in a good winter cover for your all-season awning. Keeping it covered and out of reach of snow, wind, and ice will help to prolong the life of your awning.
There are a couple of instances when removing your awning for winter is your best choice. If your awning has seen better days and is in need of repair, the extra strain that the cold, or snow and ice can put on your awning should be avoided.
If your fabric awning does not retract, it’s not an all season awning and will need to come down for the winter. When you remove your awning, be sure to clean it and let it fully dry it before putting it away. Do not store in plastic, this can trap moisture and increase mold and mildew.
Your awning protects you from the heat and sun that the summer can bring. Take a little care in the winter with your all-season awning so that it can continue to provide that comfort for years to come.