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Product Use and Care for your Archgola

Archgola Powder Coated Frame:

To extend the life of your frame and comply with warranty requirements a simple and regular maintenance program should be implemented at regular intervals. As a general rule every six months. For homes near the sea or geothermal areas then a cleaning program should be carried out on a more frequent basis i.e every two months.

Three steps to cleaning your powder coating

  1. Carefully remove any loose deposits with a wet sponge. Use a soft brush (non-abrasive) and a mild household detergent solution to remove dust, salt and other deposits.
  2. Rinse off with clean fresh water.
  3. Remove obvious deposits as they occur.

Warning re Use of Abrasives and Solvents 


Do not use abrasive - steel wool, scrapers, scouring liquids as these will damage your powder coating.

Do not use aggressive solvent - thinners, petrol etc. (The use of any such materials invalidates the warranty). 

These solvents will attack gloss levels and reduce the powder coatings life expectancy.

(Please remember, just like your car your Archgola Canopy must be cleaned, especially where rainfall cannot reach)


During Construction  powder coated surfaces may be exposed to plaster, mortar or paint. Powder coated frames should be masked at this time. It is easier to prevent accidents than try and correct them. Should your joinery receive mortar or paint splashes see that these are removed before it dries. Remove paint or sealant splashes with a mild soapy water mix. 


The powder coated surfaces must not be exposed to any caustic or spirit based cleaners under any circumstances.The use of any such materials invalidates the Archgola warranty.


Roof Maintenance

Clean polycarbonate roofing regularly with warm soapy water (mild detergent) and a soft sponge.

Take care not to scratch the sheet. Hose down thoroughly afterwards.

EziGuide Curtains Care

To comply with the Warranty requirements and to extend the effective life of the Ezi Guide Curtain a very simple maintenance programme should be implemented.


Maintain every 6 months -  apart from Marine, Industrial and geothermal areas where cleaning should be every 3 months)

Carefully remove any loose deposits with a wet sponge.

  • Use a soft brush (non abrasive) and a mild household detergent solution to remove dust, salt and other deposits.
  • Rinse off with clean fresh water.

DO NOT leave curtains wound up for extended periods of time if they are wet or damp. 

DO NOT leave curtain down during periods of very high winds.  

Moisture can be detrimental to both the fabric integrity and also the long term effectiveness of the fabric welds. Warranties will become void if damage is caused by leaving curtains wound up while wet, or left down during periods of very high winds. 

EziGuide Curtains Aluminium Channel and Remaining Components

Aluminium joinery will suffer permanent damage from plaster, mortar and paint splashes. 

Protect from splashes with masking tap. 

If splashes occur immediately wash down joinery with warm soapy water or meths if necessary. Do not allow splashes to harden

Do not use solvents to clean aluminium joinery  



"The Archgola has added a new dimension to our outdoor living. Where previously we very seldom had an opportunity to spend time outdoors at the rear of our house, we now make frequent use of the area in all kinds of weather"

J&J Dekker – Hamilton

"It has exceeded our expectations. In fact, it is quite difficult to 'extract mother from under there' at times... and that’s a compliment!"

Martin – Blenheim

"The workmanship was first class and the construction has certainly stood up to the very high winds we have recently encountered"

W & C Probert - Whangaparoa

"We contacted Archgola because we had a problem with both rain and light coming into our living area. Archgola listened to our problems and designed a solution which has worked magnificently"

B& L Mead - Raglan

"We absolutely love our Archgola. It has performed fantastically and has easily met our expectations. Additionally, I am very impressed by Archgola's ongoing commitment to after sales service. They came by and rang after the canopy was installed to ensure we were happy with everything"

L Taute - Red Beach

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