Care & Maintenance
Alumawood® Shade Structures are easy to maintain. Generally, normal rainfall is sufficient to keep its appearance clean. If cleaning is required, we recommend the following steps.
Particular attention should be given to areas under eaves, porches, awnings, and other overhangs that have limited exposure to the natural cleansing effect of rainfall.
An occasional washing with clear water using a garden hose and soft-bristled brush is recommended (a long-handled, car-washing brush is ideal for this purpose).
Heavier Dirt Accumulation
Wash in the manner indicated above, but use the following solution:
Mildew can collect on surfaces of all types of building products and is often evident on surfaces that have not been properly maintained. Normally, mildew will appear as black spots. Mildew is easy to remove by using the following cleaning solution:
Environmental Black Streaking
Black streaking can also collect on the surface of a structure as a result of numerous environmental factors. Please consult with the installer on the best way to remove the streaking from your unit.
Use mineral spirits in reasonable amounts, apply directly to foreign substance. Rinse the area thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.