Although we usually think of awnings as something we put out for nice summer weather, our Ombrasole products are tough enough to get through even the toughest winters. If you want to keep yours out on your restaurant or home, then there are some winter tips for your awning that you should be aware of. Make sure you take the following to heart to ensure that yours is healthy and ready to go come spring time.
Step 1: decide whether you want it in or out
This is a big decision. Some business will decide that it isn’t worth the hassle, and that they don’t want to deal with the upkeep or diligence that winter brings. They tuck the awning away for the cold months and bring it out during the spring. If you decide to use it during the winter, then keep reading.
Step 2: clean your awning regularly in winter
Although we have retractable awnings, many business owners choose to leave them deployed. This is especially true for restaurants that have their name or other information brazened across the front. It is vital that you knock all of the snow off of it each and every time it snows. Not only because you need your brand to be visible, but because the extra weight could cause significant damage.
If you do decide to close your awning make sure that it is clean, dust-free, and dry in order to avoid mold growth.
Step 3: determine if you should get a stronger model
All Ombrasole models are built to last and made with extremely durable materials such as extruded aluminium and stainless steel. That being said, some are stronger than others. You need to determine if the model that you have is capable of standing up to the extreme environment year in and year out.
Montreal winters aren’t easy on people. The same goes for your awning. If you decide that it needs to stay out during the cold months, then you need to take these winter tips for your awning to heart. Contact us or come visit our store and talk to one of our experts. They will let you know which awning model is best for your situation.