Caring For Your Awning
Do not use oil-based cleaners or any granulated / abrasive type
cleaners on your Carefree awning
The easiest way to delay the need for a deep clean is to simply
hose down the awning fabric once a month with clear water - this prevents dirt from becoming set into the
When the time comes for a thorough cleaning, you can leave the
fabric on the frame. For vinyl fabric, simply use a soft brush & warm water with a natural soap. Allow
the fabric to air dry completely before rolling back up.
A fungus that looks like dirt
Common in areas where temperature & humidity is high,
mildew can become a problem
Rinse fabric with clean water & allow to air dry completely
before rolling back up.
On vinyl canopies, side hems & poly cords are stitched with
a sewing machine.
The stitching may allow water to seep through - this is normal
& not a warranty defect.
In this instance, treat the seams with a seam
Always keep this clean to allow the arms & braces to
Periodically wash out the arm channels with a hose to keep them
clean & eliminate dirt & debris
Once the arms have been cleaned & dried completely, you can
spray the joints with a dry silicone lubricant.