Tips to Maintain Your Retractable Pergola

You’ve invested in a visually appealing pergola that’s added loads of style and functionality to your home or establishment and you’re now enjoying the many benefits that a pergola delivers, like enhancing the aesthetics of your property, making it more comfortable and creating a versatile outdoor space that’s great for relaxing and entertaining all year-round.

While the benefits to having a pergola at home are amazing, it’s important to protect the investment you’ve made, like cleaning and maintaining it. Fortunately, pergolas are very low maintenance and quality models are designed to withstand the elements for many years. That said, you’ll still need to maintain it or hire a professional to take care of it for you.

Check Your Pergola Regularly

To ensure you’re not overlooking any damage, inspect your pergola regularly, paying close attention to signs of rust or damage. While your pergola is rust-resistant, if something has scratched the paint, this can make it more susceptible to rust. If you notice any signs of rust, treat the affected area and keep an eye on the area to ensure it doesn’t corrode further.

Quick, Easy And Regularly

The best way to keep your pergola functioning properly and looking smart and stylish is to give it a quick and easy clean with a high-pressure hose on a regular basis to quickly and easily eliminate dirt and grime. Using a hose with a high-pressure nozzle easily removes any dirt and grime that clings to the surface and you may find that you don’t need to use any soapy water at all, though this is also a suitable method for cleaning a pergola.

To avoid making a mess and damaging outdoor furniture, remove all items of furniture from the immediate area before hosing it down in a downward direction. Start at the top and work down until your pergola is clean and all the dirt and grime has been washed away!

You’ll also need to check the retractable system to ensure it’s free of leaves, sticks and other debris. This is the most important aspect of pergola maintenance as debris can get jammed and damage the motor. Check the panels regularly and take care when removing debris.

Keeping Your Warranty Valid

Correct cleaning and maintenance is also important because your retractable pergola is an important investment in your property and home lifestyle and you need to ensure you don’t invalidate the warranty and find that you’re no longer covered. At Aspect Shade, we provide a comprehensive warranty with all our retractable pergolas and retractable awnings that Sydney home and business owners can rely on. However, to ensure your warranty can be relied on if you ever need it, you need to keep it clean and take proper care of it.

If you’d like to learn more about our range of retractable pergolas, including opening roof systems and commercial pergola solutions that are ideal for hospitality businesses like restaurants, function centres, pubs, bars and cafes, please contact Aspect Shade online, email or call us on 02 9199 8970.

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