Care and Maintenance for Alumawood Patio Shade Covers

Do you want to enjoy your backyard year-round? Well, now you can with Alumawood patio shade covers! Okay, so you have a shade structure, but how should you take care of it? In this blog, we’ll talk about all things care and maintenance for Alumawood shade covers!

Guess what? They’re maintenance-free! Yes, that’s right… MAINTENANCE-FREE!! Generally, Alumawood shade covers don’t require any maintenance because rainfall is usually sufficient enough to clean its appearance clean.

However, if cleaning is required or if you just want to go the extra mile, here are some things you can do for care and maintenance.

Moderate Dirt Accumulation

If your shade structure has some dirt, you can easily clean it with water using a garden hose and a soft-bristled brush.

Heavy Dirt Accumulation

If your shade structure has more substantial dirt accumulation, we recommend cleaning it with water, a soft-bristled brush, and this solution:

  • 1/3 cup of laundry detergent
  • 2/3 cup of trisodium phosphate powder (T.S.P)
  • 1 gallon of water

Mildew Accumulation

Mildew can build on all types of surfaces and will typically look like black spots. Don’t worry, removing it from Alumawood patio cover is easy! Use this solution:

  • 1/3 cup of laundry detergent
  • 2/3 cup of trisodium phosphate powder (T.S.P)
  • 1 quart of Clorox
  • 3 quarts of water

As you can see, care and maintenance for Alumawood patio shade covers is easy, if it’s needed! For the best shade in town, give us a call at (760) 578-2930 or email us at shadebuilders@aol.com.