Repair an awning


Awnings are relatively expensive to buy, but also durable and robust. But this in turn means that something can be damaged again and again or there is a defect. The covering as well as the mechanics of an awning can be affected. Below we have put together for you, which repairs you can make on an awning.

Advantages of awnings

Awnings have been popular for many decades. Finally, they provide shade over a large area and provide equally good privacy. Everything without disturbing stand as the sunshade or a fixed and therefore laborious dismantling dismantling like an awning. In addition, awnings are also durable due to a robust mechanism.

Components and components of an awning

Nevertheless, even at an awning can break a lot. However, because awnings are relatively expensive to buy, repairing is not only worthwhile, the specialist dealer also offers sufficient spare parts and replacement materials to repair an awning. So that you know, however, what you can fix on an awning, an overview of the individual awning components is first of all advantageous:

  • awnings covering
  • Awning shaft (cloth shaft) with drive (manual or motorized)
  • Saumleiste
  • Articulated arms with recoil protection and cable pull
  • Awning housing (cassette)

The awning covering

The awning covering is probably the weakest link of all components of an awning. In particular, it should protect from the sun and provide shade. Thus, it is explicitly exposed to the dangerous UV radiation of the sun. But also the weather conditions increase the awning fabric: moisture, strong temperature fluctuations (winter and summer, there fixed assembly) and the wind, which not only pollutes the material in gusts, but also pollutes the awning.

Clean and impregnate

As the first protective measure, awning fabric is therefore impregnated. To delay costly repairs or replacing the awning as possible, so it is important to regularly impregnate the awning. Even more regularly you should clean the awning. This does not just include cleaning itself.

Maintenance of an awning

Together with the cleaning you should also carry out fundamental care measures. These include regular awning maintenance and care. Many damages and defects can be avoided or postponed. But especially the awning covering makes it clear that even the best material and the neatest care will not help anymore and the material is simply at the end.

Renew cover of an awning

Then you have to re-string the awning. But not always you have to replace the awning fabric immediately. Under certain circumstances, it also helps if you sew the awning fabric, so mend. It may also help to glue the fabric. Under both links you will also find information on how to measure an awning that the area is not too tightly calculated.

The awning mechanics

Likewise it can come to the awning mechanics and technology to disturbances. Here, too, you have numerous options for repairing your awning. For example, if the awning squeaks, the linked advisor will help. Under no circumstances should you make the mistake and lubricate the supposedly squeaky parts with oil or grease.

Adjust the articulated arms and adjust the angle of inclination

The regular use of an awning also causes other "wear and tear". This is how certain settings change over time. This allows you to adjust the articulated arms on your awning. But also the angle of inclination (the angle at which the fabric extends forward downwards) can change over time. Here's how to set the pitch angle of an awning.

Repair awning drive

In addition, many awnings are equipped with an electric drive motor, which is also exposed to the weather conditions. Thus, a certain susceptibility to interference can not be avoided here. If you want to know how to replace the awning motor, follow the link to the guide article. Of course, we also describe how to retrofit an awning motor.

Tips & Tricks

Not only can you modify an awning. You can modify the awning to a certain extent according to your ideas. This includes, for example, shortening an awning.


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