Premature spoilage of roller shutters has been a source of worry to building owners. They would say- but I just bought it recently, how come it is so quick to get spoilt. Some owners even end up blaming their misfortunes on the manufacturing company claiming they have been sold a poor quality product. But wait a minute before you start criticizing the company reflect back to the time of usage, did you maintain your roller shutters properly? Did you administer proper care to the roller shutters to make it durable? Take time to reflect on these questions, if you didn’t give the proper care as required, then the fault could probably stem from you. Know this, the fact that the product is said to be durable doesn’t mean you fold your hands and do nothing, the durability will only show if you have also played your part in the proper maintenance of your roller shutters.
Have you ever taken time each day to properly clean your roller shutters? But that is too stressful- No it is not and it is necessary to maintain your roller shutters. Roller shutters being an outside facing home installation is vulnerable to dirt and dust which could accumulate over its surface. If these are not cleaned off, increased accumulation could cause a depreciation in the quality of the shutters – don’t be surprised if a day it stops working after you’ve refused to clean it.
Noticed a slight default?
Have you ever notice a slight default in your shutters? Then don’t overlook it. Call up a technician to repair it for you. Ignoring this could over time cause a total breakdown of your roller shutters, which might make it irreparable. This leaves you with no choice than to replace you. So save yourself of unnecessary cost by paying attention to slight defaults in your shutters.
Never let your shutters be wanting of lubricants.
Always apply oil to the moveable parts of the shutters especially the rollers. Not doing this could make the shutters difficult to operate and overtime a seizure could occur. Avoid the usage of sticky lubricants in order to prevent dirt accumulation.
Avoid leaving items under you shutters.
This is another key thing to note. Always remember to take away every item from below you shutters before closing it. Leaving them there when the shutters are being rolled down could cause damage to the shutters. If your shutters are damaged I believe you know it is useless because it won’t be able to secure your home or building effectively. So don’t forget to always check under you shutters before closing it especially if you are using electric shutters that could be controlled from anywhere.
Operate the shutters frequently.
Do you have shutters fixed in the part of your home you rarely go, maybe the back door or your store windows? Then don’t be surprised if you visit there one day and find the shutters hard to open- they have gone stiff. Leaving your roller shutters in a particular position for too long will make it go stiff, so always operate you shutters frequently to keep it working.