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3 simple steps to clean zincalume louvre awnings

Keeping your zincalume louvre awnings clean is as easy as 1-2-3. And you do want to keep them clean because it demonstrates that you care about and maintain your home or business. Awnings are constantly exposed to rain, wind (plus dust), sun and more – the accumulating effect of which can be damaging  If your awnings are dirty or deteriorating then it can look unprofessional and leave visitors with a negative impression. The good news is that you just need to follow these three simple steps every so often to keep them looking like new.

You might be asking, “What is zincalume?” This is the specially imported material that we at King Brands use to manufacture our adjustable louvre awnings. It was “developed after extensive research into improving the traditional performance of galvanised steel. By blending aluminium with zinc in an alloy coating, researchers discovered a way to greatly enhance corrosion resistance.” Certainly one of its advantages is that it requires low maintenance and is easy to clean. 

3 simple steps to clean zincalume louvre awnings

Step 1: Just add water

Before you can get stuck into any dirt and grime on your awnings, you need to break it down first with some sprays of water. Use a high-pressure hose if you have one, otherwise a standard hose will work, to hose down every nook and cranny. Don’t use more water than you need to here though – this is just to help you get rid of the dust and loosen the more stubborn dirt and grime.

Step 2: Wash away your blues

Once you’ve given your awnings a hose down, use some soapy water and a soft sponge to give your awnings a good wash. Start at the bottom and work your way up the awnings to prevent streaking. The amount of detergent and the scrubbing attachment (if any) that you use will depend on the build of dirt that you need to wash away. Avoid using any harsh chemical detergents as they can damage the surface.

Step 3: Rinse and repeat

Once you’ve put in a bit of elbow grease, you can have some fun again with the high-pressure hose. Rinse all the soap away and say goodbye to the dirt and grime. Then you simply have to lie back in your favourite chair, enjoy the outdoors and take in the view while your louvre awning dries in the sun. Repeat the process whenever it is necessary, which honestly won’t be too often.

As you can see, it really is so easy to maintain and clean your zincalume louvre awnings.
Give us a call if you have any other questions or if you’d like to get a quote on installing one of our well-loved adjustable louvre awnings.

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