The Care And Maintenance of Awnings

Have an outdoor area in or near your property? Chances are that you’ve used any number of roofing or shading implements to enhance the quality of your space. Whether you have a commercial space like a bar or restaurant, or a residential space like your garden or backyard, roofs and shading will always be a good idea.

Your outdoor spaces require shading for a multitude of reasons. One, it acts as protection against bad weather. In a tropical country like Singapore, the extreme heat and sunlight are extremely harmful to both humans and property. Outdoor spaces with no shading also expose you to wind, rain, and other elements. Secondly, roofing and shading also enhance the aesthetic of your spaces. They come in a variety of colours, shapes, and designs for you to choose from, and some can even raise the value of your homes. Lastly, they serve as a way for you to rest and relax in the cool shade while enjoying the view of your outdoor home.

If you want your outdoor space to look its best, the solution is always to enlist the help of a roof specialist on what your choices for your particular needs should be.

One of the best outdoor roofing solutions to your spaces

If you’re designing or remodelling an outdoor space, chances are that you’ve already explored a great variety of options when it comes to shading your homes and other spaces. Each roofing solution boasts their own advantages and disadvantages. There are some that provide more permanent and better sources of shade, while others have features better suited to certain environments, and others still can be retracted on days when the weather is pleasant.

Looking for a versatile yet highly effective option in shading spaces close to your home and other indoor spaces? Look no further than the awning, a type of covering that has been in common use for perhaps centuries. Originally used in marketplaces and bazaars, awnings are now used outside bars, restaurants, retail establishments, and even in residential homes.

They are extremely popular because there are a wide variety of awnings that you can choose from. Not only do they come in a range of styles, shapes, and colours, but even materials. There are some that can withstand hail, sleet, and snow better, and others that are better suited to protecting you from heavy rain. You can even look for awning suppliers in Singapore that can design custom awning designs for shops and offices that want a more unique look for their awnings.

What happens after you choose your awning?


Choosing an awning is just the first step, the most important part is learning to maintain, repair, and clean your awning because it will likely stay in use for a long time. Most awnings are made out of fabric instead of hard and durable materials because they are easier to set up and much cheaper. But this doesn’t mean that fabric awnings are flimsy– they are still built to last and are made out of special materials that do not fade or tear easily.

With proper care, your awning will last years of use. Let’s learn more about how to care for your awnings with these simple practices.

  1. Use the correct fabric awning cleaning solutions. You have the option of cleaning the awning yourself, or hiring professional cleaners for their services. If you do decide to do it yourself, make sure to test out the cleaning solution on a tiny part of the fabric to make sure it doesn’t change the appearance or material. NEVER use harsh chemicals like bleach on your awning.
  2. Inspect your awning regularly, don’t leave it up for long periods of time. This applies especially to retractable awnings. If you don’t retract the awnings often enough, it can get stuck in the position, rust, or become damaged. Also remember to inspect your awnings for rips or tears so you can get your awning repairs quickly before the damage gets worse.
  3. Do routine rinsing and sweeping. Don’t wait and let the dust accumulate on on your awning. Remember that dust, leaves, and other debris can make your awning dirty and dingy, and the longer you do not clean your awning, the harder it is to return it back to its pristine condition.

Get the best roofing services and solutions with Shadetimes, a roofing contractors company in Singapore. Contact us today to learn more information about awnings and other roofings.

Daniel Donny