The Importance of Canopy Maintenance

The Importance of Canopy Maintenance

Canopy Safety CheckAs with any structure on your site it is vital that you regularly check for any damage to a canopy or shelter and ensure that appropriate health and safety measures are taken in snowy weather.

When checking your canopy, pay special attention to fixings – particularly for cantilevered designs which are attached to existing buildings. You should also check for cracking, corrosion and any other signs of wear to the structure, or any sign it has moved at all, this is especially important after a storm or very high winds. If any evidence of any of these problems are found you must contact your canopy supplier and/or local authority immediately for advice. If in doubt it is best to contact them to make sure. If any damage is found, cordon off the canopy area until it has been fixed by a qualified person, preferably a trained operative from the company who installed the structure.

If there is a large amount of snow on your canopy it is important this is removed by someone trained in maintenance work, and that all health and safety procedures are followed. View more information about Caring for your canopy in extreme weather here. Where there is a possibility of large amounts of accumulated snow and ice falling from the canopy, we advise that people are prevented from standing under it until the snow or ice has been safely removed.

Before & After - Able Canopies' Canopy Health Check & Clean

At Able Canopies we offer a Canopy Health Check and Clean service where we complete a 20 point visual check of your canopy and also complete a thorough clean of the canopy, including the roof. This is particularly popular after winter to remove any dirt which has built up over the harsh winter months and to check for any damage the extreme weather may have caused. Find out more about this service here or call us on 0800 389 9072.

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Able Canopies Ltd. design, manufacture and install commercial grade canopies, shade sails,
awnings and shelters across the UK. We specialise in servicing the education, leisure,
healthcare and retail sectors and have extensive experience working with
schools, councils, architects and contracting firms.
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