Guide to airing and ventilation

Condensation can be prevented by providing good ventilation inside the awning. See our advice on good ventilation.

Airing the awning is far more important than most people realise. This is particularly true of synthetic awnings, and it’s particularly important in places with high humidity and fluctuating temperatures. There is often a major risk of high condensation in there.

Condensation almost always appears on the roof, collecting around the poles. This is why people often make the mistake of thinking their awnings are leaking. Condensation problems can be remedied considerably if you:

  • Always leave the vent open – especially if you’re away for any length of time.
  • Move the draught skirt slightly to one side (if you can, bearing draughts in mind) – this will also allow air to circulate inside the awning from ground level.
  • Place a plastic sheet under the awning carpet. This will help to keep moisture in the soil away from your awning. See Isabella’s layer upon layer flooring concept

Problems with condensation can’t be avoided entirely under extreme conditions, but they can be kept to a minimum if you follow the above advice on ventilation.