Maintaining Roller Shutters is Easy – Here’s How

Feb 25, 2021

When it comes to big investments like a car, boat, and of course, a house, maintenance is a necessary evil to ensure things stay in tip-top working order.

Not all of us have the time and motivation to maintain things, which puts us off making these big investments.

Some think installing roller shutters takes too much time and effort to maintain. However, this is far from the truth, and the benefits of security roller shutters for homes and businesses far outweigh the drawbacks (I.e. maintenance time).

Want to know how to maintain roller shutters, and how easy it is?

Read more from the Perth roller shutter specialists at Smarter Outdoors to find out.

 Keep them clean, don’t treat them mean

Security roller shutters are here to serve you time and time again, keeping you safe, controlling the climate within and keeping those power bills down.

Something this good deserves a little TLC every now and again. Yet, it’s not as dreaded as you think.

Here’s how:

  • Wash your roller shutters every 4 months (that’s a good starting point),
  • Move your roller shutters to their vented position, and
  • Hose down with a garden hose and soapy sponge – as you would an at-home car wash.

It’s that easy!

 Stick to non-sticky cleaning products

When completing your easy maintenance of your roller shutters, stick to the non-sticky stuff.

Why? Because sticky cleaners and silicone-based products on your roller shutter tracks will attract dirt. This means your time in between maintenance sessions will likely be more frequent.

Your local hardware shop should be able to point you in the right direction, likely an anti-static spray.

Now what?

  • Spray a small amount, up and down the roller shutter guides, including the clips at the top of each track.
  • This is only recommended on roller shutters that are older than 10 years.

While you’re at it, a quick polish of any scratches or blemishes to the surrounding paint work with methylated spirits. This is harmless to the paint, but great at removing dirt, grime and enhancing shine.

 Battery checks and regular use

Upon installation or a professional security roller shutter service, talk to the professionals about batteries. Remote shutters will contain a small battery to send a signal to the motors. We’ll be able to sort you out with the right batteries if you need new ones.

Also, just like a car or computer, your roller shutters need to be used regularly to avoid issues.

We recommend at least once a week to keep your roller shutters working efficiently…more if you want to soak up its sweet benefits.

Smarter Outdoors have smart security roller shutters

Smarter Outdoors have the roller shutters you want and need for your home and/or business.

We’re the experts in providing cost-effective security solutions to properties and all the other benefits afforded to you when you invest in Perth roller shutters.

With being so easy to maintain, why wouldn’t you install roller shutters?

Need help with roller shutters?

Contact Smarter Outdoors today for all the advice you need and custom-made roller shutters for you. Call 08 6184 4880.