The Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Shades – Part 3: How to Care For Your Solar Shades

You’ll want to keep your solar shades looking good and performing optimally all year round. This means giving them the occasional once-over and dealing with any issues they might have. Here are some of the things you can do to ensure your solar shades remain in top shape:

  • Clean the fabric. Solar shades are durable and fairly easy to clean. Premier home improvement experts offer ones made of synthetic material in fade-resistant colors with a built-in protection against mold and mildew growth. This doesn’t mean you should forgo cleaning them altogether, however — wipe them down with mild soapy water and a soft cloth, scrubbing in multiple directions. After you’ve finished cleaning them, lighty dry the shade.  

For a lighter clean, use a feather duster or the brush attachment on a vacuum. Blot any spots that develop dry using a sponge with a mild detergent. However, be sure to check the maintenance manual and warranty coverage that comes with your solar shades to ensure proper cleaning without voiding the warranty.

  • Deal with issues promptly. If your solar shades develop problems in operation or performance, call in the contractor who performed the original installation to check for damage and to do the necessary repair work. By dealing with the issues before they worsen, you can extend the life and performance of your solar shades.

Solar shades can make a big difference to your home and outdoor spaces, improving comfort and energy efficiency while adding greatly to curb appeal. That’s why it’s essential you take into account quality and durability so you can better experience the benefits they can provide for many years. Work with a reliable solar shade expert for the installation and for long-lasting performance from your shades.

We hope this three-part blog series helps get you started with your solar shade project in the best way

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