Snow removal from custom awnings is an activity that a lot of business owners overlook due to additional effort and time. However, this activity needs to be a planned component of your business.
Snow and ice cause damage to awnings, walkways, and roofs which can cause your business a huge loss as it could require re-installations and repairs where none were needed in the first place. Here’s how you can prevent that:
Whenever possible, always hire an expert for snow removal. They know how to remove snow properly and safely from your property. At Competitive Signs (the leading provider of shop signage in Clifton), we encourage safety before everything, and hence highly recommend you to hire professionals for this activity.
If you are not able to hire a professional:
Follow these tips on how to remove snow and ice quickly and effectively from your custom awnings and roofs
I. Safety first
Always protect yourself first. Wear a waterproof flexible jacket that can also keep your warm. Wear an eye protection gear and working gloves.
II. Get the right tools for the job
A snow removal tool with a soft extension is best for cleaning loose snow from custom awnings and roof. Do not use any pressure – let the soft brush do the work for you. This ensures there is no damage to the roof from the tool itself.
A hard brush and shovel are needed for concrete surfaces and walkways.
III. Do not use salt on your custom awnings & roofs
Salt on custom awnings will do more harm than good. Once majority of the snow is removed, use heat from under the awning to melt the remaining snow or better, just spray some warm water to get rid of the remaining build up.
IV. Use a fabric cleaner and protectant
After your awning is clean, use a fabric cleaner and hydrophobic protectant to keep your awning looking new and protected from the elements.
These simple to follow tips will help you maintain your custom awnings so that they last for years to come.
If you need services like installation of new custom awnings, or need any other services for best signage in Clifton like yard sale signs, wall murals, etc., you can call Competitive Signs at 973-783-1001 or email at email@example.com.