Originally Posted by fmichaels
my awning is the same (23B). Someone had stated that they use saran wrap during storage to wrap the ends. Obviously, make sure the awning is dry first. I might try that this year during winterization but it surprising how much water collects simply from entering the ends.
That's only a good idea if you are sure the awning is completely dry AND you can be absolutely sure the saran wrap will not leak - even if a big wind/rain storm comes up while in storage. If not, the saran wrap will hold in the moisture and promote mildew and mold.
I've seen the awning covers. It seems they should protect against UV rays, but I'm not so sure about keeping moisture out - and they would be a PITA to put on and take off. A ladder would be required.
If you DO get any mildew, etc on your awning (I usually do each year), you can easily clean it. I use a bucket of soapy water (about 4-5 gallons) with a 1/2 cup of bleach added. Wet the awning. Using a long-handled brush, scrub the awning top and bottom. Then roll the awning up and let it sit for about a half-hour. Then unroll and rinse. The awning will sparkle like new!
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