That question is like asking “How long will my new car last?” The answer to that is, “Don’t use it, leave it in the garage, and it can last a lifetime!” It depends on so many factors.
Keeping dirt off your awnings helps a lot since mildew forms on dirt. Today’s fabric fibers resist mildew but will last longer if kept free of mildew-enhancing substances.
When cleaning or removing debris from your awning, don’t use a sharp object that can create a hole in the awning. When rinsing or cleaning, use a soft brush; use only light pressure around the stitching area, since that is more subject to wear than the fabric.
Use a non-detergent cleaner. For more complete instructions on maintenance and cleaning, visit www.sunbrella.com.
Buy a quality item from us as it will last longer.