AT ALL TIMES
No lubricant: No lubricant is necessary.
Regular use: When you use your structure, you must open and close the rafters at least twice a week.
Load: Under no circumstances, open or closed rafters, and the SunLouvre Pergolas structure, cannot bear any weight load.
Storage: If a part of your SunLouvre Pergolas is stored, make sure that it is clean and dry before and during storing it.
If it occurs: When the product SunLouvre Pergolas is installed on a concrete slab or other surface and is attached to the residence, we are not responsible for the movements of the slab or other surface that could cause some breakage to the product or the residence.
To clean your pergola, use soapy water with low water pressure. If there are fragments of trees leaves, acorns, pine cones etc. near your structure, it is recommended to clean your mechanism periodically.
Before the announcement of the first snow and for the whole winter, you must lock the rafters in vertical position (open) to avoid loads of snow. Leave the rafters in this position until there is no more risk of snow.
Rafters locks: Simply slide the bolts (3 ½ inches long, supplied with the pergola) into the corresponding hole of the opening mechanism for each section. There are three bolts to be inserted per adjustable section. For example, if you have two sections, you have six bolts to insert. This ensures proper locking during the entire winter period. (See the locking process on YouTube)
In extreme and/or rare opportunity: if there is an accumulation of snow between the rafters, pay attention not to let excessive accumulation of snow on your structure.
For the vertical panel: If you have a vertical panel, the rafters must remain half-opened, at 45° angle, to avoid snow accumulation. The same principle of bolts slid into the corresponding hole will ensure proper locking throughout the winter period.
Motor (if any): If your structure has a motor, it must be unplugged and removed during winter. Make sure the wires are well-insulated and protected from bad weather.