In order for your awning to have the longest lifespan possible, you should remove your awning valance for regular cleaning and maintenance.
Removing your valance is a simple, two-step process. First, starting on either end, use a Phillips-head screwdriver to unscrew the screw and gently remove the cap. Be sure to keep them together. Second, once you’ve removed both end caps, slowly slide the fabric out of the awning. After you’ve pulled the valence completely out of the awning, you’re done!
Why You Should Remove Your Awning Valance
Removing your awning valance is important for maintaining your awning, but it’s also a good idea if you live in a colder climate. You should remove your valance for the winter months if you live in an area that has harsh winters. This will prevent it and the piping from fraying due to wind and weather exposure.
Cleaning Your Awning Valance
Cleaning your valance is a breeze. First, rinse it off. Then clean the fabric using a solution of diluted Dawn dish soap and a soft-bristled brush. Make sure you let your fabric air dry completely before you store it or reinstall it.
Once you’ve removed the fabric, it would be a good idea to clear any dust or fuzz from the valance cover. Keeping the cover clean and clear will ensure that you awning valance and cover will last for years to come.
Remember to store your valance in a dry place, out of direct sunlight to prevent water damage and color bleaching. Store the valance, end caps and screws together.
Now that you know how to remove and maintain your awning valance, you can make sure your awning will last and keep your home looking its best.