5 Year Guarantee
Congratulations on your purchase of awnings made from Defab's Somerton® Range of Somerton view fabrics.
Somerton view is an environmentally friendly stable woven pvc mesh specifically engineered to allow light and air to filter through whilst keeping heat and glare out. It is the smart choice of fabric for exterior home, office and commercial blinds and awnings. Somerton view guarantees all year round protection from the elements.
Defab guarantees the superior quality of Somerton® Somerton view fabrics. Furthermore Defab will arrange for the free replacement of your Somerton® Somerton view fabric if it fails due to faults in manufacturing or coating for an extended period of 5 years. This guarantee is only valid if the attached care instructions are followed.
This guarantee, which is offered in addition to any warranty required by law, is offered subject only to the following:
- The attached Guarantee Registration Certificate is to be correctly completed and returned to Defab within 60 days of installation of the awnings containing Defab Somerton® Somerton view fabrics.
- The Somerton® Somerton view fabric is not subjected to unreasonable treatment or conditions and is maintained in accordance with the notes on 'Care of Defab Somerton range Fabrics' and 'Care Instructions'.
Claims against this guarantee are to be made through the supplier or fabricator of the awning.
This guarantee relates to Defab Somerton® Somerton view fabrics only. In particular, it excludes the manufacture and installation of the awning and other devices.
Care Instructions & General Cleaning
- Store, pack or roll up only when clean and dry.
- To remove dirt, brush dry fabric with a soft brush
- Simply hosing down with clean water may remove dust and some ingrained dirt allowing to air dry completely.
- Never scrub the fabric.
- Although the coated surface of Somerton view is non – absorbent, immediately remove deposits of organic matter (such as soil, grass cuttings, leaf litter, bird droppings, vehicle exhaust, pollutants etc)
- Somerton view is engineered to resist mildew and rot. Remove any mildew, as it appears on the fabric, first by lightly brushing then sponging the surface with a solution of a mild household cleanser. Allow to dry in full sun then hose well with clean water to remove residue and allowto dry in full sun.
- Do not use strong bleaches such as "Pool Chlorine".
- Do not use solvents or other abrasive cleaners
- Additional protection against mildew may be further obtained by sponging the screen fabric with a cold solution of one (1) part "White King" with ten (10) parts water, allowing it to dry then hosing down with clean cold water.
The Somerton view Range
Defab Somerton view fabrics are engineered and manufactured to resist the effects of Australia’s ever-changing weather conditions. International standards and procedures are in place to guarantee quality fabric reaching the end-user. The fabricator should carefully assess the suitability of the fabric for the particular application and the customer should apply through care and maintenance to ensure satisfactory performance and longevity.
When You Receive Your Somerton view installation
Extend the awning fully and thoroughly. Inspect the installation application with the installer. Confirm your choice of design and check that the guarantee has been signed by the fabricator so you can register for the Defab extended 5 year guarantee.
Tips for Longer Life of Somerton view fabric
- Awnings should be used fully extended. Periodically adjust awnings to their fullest extension if they have been used partly retracted for any length of time.
- Only roll up your awnings when clean and dry.
- Always roll up your awnings in high winds and storms - the leverage exerted can strain fittings and mountings.
- Keep your awnings clean! Do not mow lawns or clean gutters etc near awnings when they are extended.