Use and Maintenance of Awnings

The Awnings , essential in the summer to escape the heat of the sun’s rays , are an integral part of your dwellings.

It should be noted that the awnings , even if packaged with waterproof fabrics or PVC , have been structured and designed as sun protection and any different use is in fact to be considered improper, erroneous and potentially dangerous, and raises the manufacturer from any responsibility for any damage to people or property.

Regular use of tents only be operated by non-professionals, provided the age greater than age 14 . The installation, repair and extraordinary maintenance operations must be carried out by qualified technical personnel .

It’s importantavoid the accumulation of water in the center of the awning , always keeping the fabric taut and with adequate slope.
In particular, the sheet must be dry . If it is wrapped wet or damp, the sheet is in fact more easily attacked by molds and can increase the phenomenon of undulations near the seams. In the event that the fabric is wet and the awning needs to be rewound, for example in the event of rain or thunderstorms, as soon as possible, unwrap the fabric again to dry it.

NB. Before closing the tent for the winter or for a long time, always make sure that the fabric is perfectly dry.

Spider web effect folds: acrylic fabrics treated with fluorinated resin-based finishes, following the folds during the sewing and fabrication phase of the sheets, have the characteristic of showing lines visible against the light due to an optical effect due to refraction. The so-called “cobweb” lines are particularly evident in light-colored fabrics.

Small wrinkles along the seams, small folds in the center of the fabric, creases with backlight lines : the strongest tension near the seam during rolling gives a diagonal deformation of the fabric causing a wrinkle effect along the seams. The phase of winding the sheet onto the winder roller creates a more or less evident imbalance in the diameter of the rolled fabric with a natural difference between the areas where the seams exist (double thickness) and those where the fabric is single, this fact generates of the folds in the center of the curtain and the larger the size of the curtain the greater this inconvenience.

Ecological reasons have forced all fabric manufacturers to develop weaving techniquesand impregnation methods that make the awning more sensitive to the phenomena described (comparative tests, carried out on fabrics from all manufacturers allow us to state that it is a general phenomenon, moreover it also appears that darker pigments alter the yarn less than those of pastel tones). If the fabric presents one or more of the phenomena listed above, it is not necessary to replace the awning as they can all have the same effects.

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