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Rolling up your awning is good for everyone!

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Every year, some of the most frequent insurance claims involve awnings. Wind damage is the usual culprit, followed by the material and arms collapsing under the weight of water. But the scariest situation for clients is definitely when the awning suddenly pops open on a busy highway.


Few tips...

Here are a few tips to help you take good care of your awnings, reduce the risks of having to make a claim and keep your premium stable.

  • Use guywires to help the awning stand up to strong winds and gusts.
  • Keep one edge of the awning 2 to 4 inches lower to allow water to run off. If water accumulates, it can stretch the material and cause it to sag or collapse.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for lubricating and maintaining the awning.
When you travel, wrap Velcro strips or bungee cords around the arms as an extra precaution, to keep the awning from opening accidentally.

The most important thing to remember: when you leave your RV for any length of time, roll up your awning. That will save you the trouble of having to repair or replace it if there is bad weather.

For a successful camping and RVing season, insure your RV with the only expert in this field in Quebec: Leclerc Assurances et Services Financiers

 

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