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The Lifespan of Awnings

What Ages Awnings?

If not maintained, the average awning starts looking dirty within several months and, depending on its material, can develop permanent staining within one or two years. By years four and five, most awnings will look filthy, may have sunburning along the upper surfaces, and the material will likely be weakened.

The flat top surface of awnings and the stress points, such as the curve from the vertical face to the horizontal top, will age the fastest. The vertical face of an awning is usually less sun-damaged, but may suffer from roof runoff, i.e., water that pours off the roof of the building and onto the awning creating black lines. The most destructive elements to awnings are sun exposure, air pollution, mildew, bird droppings, and roof runoff.

Another surprising factor in awning longevity is color. Red awnings age faster from sun damage due to the weakness of the pigment. Dark blue and dark green awnings are generally longer lasting.

It is especially important that red, white and yellow awnings get cleaned regularly and sealed with sealers with UV protectants. This will help protect against sun damage and staining to which these colors are more susceptible.

Awning cleaning and sealing can significantly extend the life span of all awnings, adding years to their useful life. Hiring a professional awning cleaner to keep the awnings cleaned and sealed and looking their best will end up saving the business owner thousands of dollars.


Why It’s Important to Keep Awnings Cleaned and Sealed

Awning Maintenance Made Easy

Although awnings have been around in some form or another for hundreds of years, awning cleaning services are a relatively new concept. As retailers, restaurant chains, and other businesses spend more and more money on eye-catching, showy awnings, they have begun to realize the importance of protecting these investments. Regular awning cleaning and sealing not only extends the life of awnings, it keeps awnings looking great. Businesses now understand the message it sends to their customers when their awnings are dirty, mildewed, and full of bugs.

Companies go to great expense to put up awnings for any number of reasons: signage, improving curb appeal, brand image, or perhaps simply protection from sun and rain. Regular awning cleaning is important in protecting that investment and making sure the awnings do what they were put there to do.

Unfortunately, many awning owners stop noticing their awnings after they have been up for a while. Sometimes it takes having to go through the expense of a re-cover before their eyes are opened to the importance of awning maintenance.

Awnings are a major investment for most businesses and they make a major statement about the company. Hiring a professional awning cleaner is just good business to make sure the awnings always look great.

Awnclean has been cleaning awnings of all shapes and sizes for almost 30 years. Give us a call so we can talk about cleaning your awnings, too.


 


Deck Cleaning, Staining, Sealing, and Waterproofing Success

Bringing Wood Decks Back to Their Original Appearance

Awnclean recently completed a restoration project for Dex Imaging. The project included cleaning, staining, sealing and waterproofing a 300 ft. deck and railing. It was important for the company to keep the deck clean and appealing because it is often used by its employees to take a break, and enter, or exit the building.

First, Awnclean’s team thoroughly pressure washed the deck and railing to remove all dirt, algae, mildew, and debris. All of the leaves were cleaned out from between the boards to prevent future rotting and damage. Deep cleaning prepared the wood for the penetrating stain and sealer.

Next, after a light sanding to remove splinters and repairing any raised nail heads, the team applied a combination stain and sealer to bring the deck back to its original, like-new appearance. The end product will now repel water and protect the deck for years to come.

 

Because no harsh chemicals were used, the surrounding greenery was not harmed in the process.

The end result is truly amazing.

This project took three days to complete and the deck was dry and ready for use within 24-hours. Most important, the client was 100% satisfied with the end result.

Great job, team.


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Introducing Our New Website and Referral Discount

Refer A New Customer and Receive a Discount On Your Next Pressure Wash or Cleaning

To celebrate the launch of Awnclean’s new website, we are launching a new Referral Program, which is our way of saying thanks to all of our loyal customers.

Simply visit our home page at www.awnclean.com and fill out the Contact Us form. In the message, tell us the name and telephone number of the new customer you are referring. After we complete their first service, you will receive a 15% discount on your next pressure wash or cleaning.

This offer does not apply to already scheduled cleanings and is good through April 30, 2018.

Awnclean USA is a full-service cleaning company; specializing in awning, canopy, window and roof cleaning, pressure washing, and sealer treatments. Creative thinking and an expert crew allow Awnclean to take on many tough cleaning jobs that others would never consider in order to bring your entire facility or structure back to superior, top-quality standards.

Awnclean is a Certified Woman-Owned Business, OSHA Confined-Space Certified, FDOT Traffic Safety Certified, and Lift Operator Certified.


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