Maintaining Roller Shutters the Easy Way

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  1. Clean Regularly – Cleaning your shutters on a regular basis will help to avoid a build up of dirt, which can easily cause them to stick when opening or closing. In fact, this is one of the most common reasons that roller shutter engineers are called out, according to industry experts. Doors which are fitted near to a salt air environment need to cleaned on a more regular basis, as if the door coating is damaged by grit, it’s possible that the salt air will cause it to rust or peel.

  2. Use Them Regularly – Leaving your shutters open or closed for long periods of time may cause them to seize and result in you having to call for technical assistance when you do eventually want to use them again. If you do not actually need to open or close them for a few months, it is still a good idea to do so at least once a week. Rolling them all the way up and then back down again, or all the way down then back up again, on a weekly basis will help to keep them running smoothly.

  3. Use Anti-Static Lubricants – When you lubricate the tracks, use anti-static products that are designed not to attract dirt and dust. Something like WD40 is ideal. Whatever you do, avoid using silicon lubricants as these are a magnet for any and every particle of dirt that happens to float by your roller shutters. The last thing you want to do is to encourage a build up of dirt in the very places it will do the most damage: the tracks along which your shutters slide up and down.

  4. If Your Door is remote control - Check the batteries in your remote handset. While your electrical shutters will almost certainly run on mains electricity, the remote control handset that you use to open and close the door, will take a small battery. If the battery goes flat, you will not be able to open or close your shutters remotely until you replace it.

For further information on how to maintain roller shutters in good condition and thereby ensure that they give you many years of trouble-free service, call or email us today.