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Looking after your Tradewinds parasols
Tradewinds pride themselves on designing and manufacturing parasols that are not only beautiful and easy to maintain, using only the best materials to make parasols that will stand the test of time.
The canopies come with a 3 year colour fastness guarantee, and spare parts are readily available to you can continue to keep your Tradewinds parasols as good as new.
Make sure the fabric does not rub against walls or other obstacles, or get caught-up in the frame when opening, closing or adjusting the parasol. Make sure that parasols are closed properly with the single fabric panels folded outwards and gently secured. Do not allow parasols to flutter in the wind as this may cause damage and holes.
We recommend using the parasol cover when not in use.
Cleaning your canopies
The Tradewinds parasols are made from a heavy-duty fabric with a Teflon treatment to make it water and stain repellant. The canopy can be easily removed and washed.
Leaves or droppings should be removed immediately to avoid bacterial decay. Dirt is best removed with a soft, clean and dry brush. Stains can be treated with warm water, a soft brush and some detergent. Rinse and allow to dry.
Wood and connecting parts
The wooden parts on Tradewinds parasols are made from laminated eucalyptus wood which strong and durable enough even for the contract market. Like teak, eucalyptus wood has a high natural oil content which makes it naturally resistant to water and rot.
Connecting parts are made from a strong stainless steel and are made to be easily replaced should any wear and tear get to it down the line.
Let your parasols breathe
Open up your parasols to dry as soon as possible if it has been exposed to rain or moisture. If your parasols are stored under a parasol cover, take the covers off once in a while to air out the parasol to dissipate any built up dampness or moisture.
This prevents mould and mildew form forming on your parasols and keeps it looking newer for longer. Bring your parasols in during winter, as the cold accelerates the build up of damp.
Storage over Winter
We recommend storing your sunshade under cover for the best protection against the cold, or under a protective cover provided with the parasols if left outside over Winter. Leaving your parasols outside over Winter runs the risk of the build up of damp and so we would advise against that, as once condensation forms the dampness will remain on the parasol for a long time because of the lack of aeration. Damp or wet fabrics must never be left rolled up, or folded, for long periods and must be aired periodically to prevent mould.