Ways Of Maintaining or Repairing Your Roller Shutters

Cleaning & performing minor roller shutter repairing is very essential for its long life. This is a very easy task that you can do yourself during your weekend schedule. If your outdoor blinds or shutters have started looking old. Then here are a few tips that you can follow to continue to make them both look and feel great.

Electric Shutter

The roller shutters are made up of aluminum and the surface is coated with paint. They are very easily maintainable and thus you can keep them looking great for a longer period. Even if you have been neglecting the repair and maintenance of a roller shutter, here are a few ways revealed following which can bring these back to life again. First, you need to wind the roller shutters completely down to a closed position. No need of heavy tools or equipments to take care for maintenance of the shutters. Cleaning and painting are the two things necessary for durability of the shutters.

Secondly, you can take a bucket filled with water and pour some car wash or dish wash liquid into it. If this is a non-abrasive washing liquid, you can use it. Use this to wash the roller shutters. Once the shutter is washed, you must let it dry. Once it is completely dry, the cleaning of the roller shutter becomes easier, and you can apply car polish on the surface of the shutters with a soft cloth. The car polish that you would use should preferably be in a liquid form for ease of usage. All you need to keep in mind is to ensure that you apply the same consistency, and the coverage is uniform Regular cleaning of shutters are not essential, but it should be done once in 4 to 6 months to remove the dusts.

Roller Shutters

Roller Shutters

Is Cleaning Roller Shutters an Easy Task? 

The answer to this is that every job is different from each other, and this also depends on the level of skills. These are a few basic maintenance duties that you can perform yourself. Cleaning of shutters can be a starting point. You should clean shutters preferably around 4-5 times a year. Some of the roller shutter repairs can be easier though.

Lifespan of shutters are more than 20 years but if not properly maintained it may reduce the durability. Shutters must undergo through the different phases of weathers. Accumulation of moisture leads to weakening the functions. It is the reason that cleaning and greasing are essential.

Rusts should not form on the body of the shutters as it will lead to damages on the shutters as well as the other parts.

However, if you are unable to do it all by yourself, then you can call a professional service provider who can conduct these duties for you. In case if you have the required tools, then you can replace items like winder boxes and springs all by yourself, although the task of motor replacement can be performed ideally by an electrician for maintenance of its warranty and for being wired safely. You will need the help of a technician to work on the greasing of the roller shutter. Greasing of the bearings for swift opening and shutting the shutters are essential.


The roller shutters offer us several benefits when installed in shops or garages. But they necessarily need to be maintained and repaired from time to time. You can opt to do it yourself or you can call a technician for its maintenance and repairing.

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