Roll shutters were a product that came to us from Europe in the 80’s and are now enjoyed by Canadians everywhere. Rollshutters come in many different styles and are designed to do what regular indoor blinds do but with a few added features. Rollshutters will help to protect your home from the cold and heat and add a degree of security.
Windows and doors that have rollshutters installed on them will have a longer lifespan because of the protection that rollshutters give. If you love your big picture window but sometimes feel like you live in a fishbowl, a rollshutter will help as you can let the sunshine in or shut out the world when you want to.
If you’ve made the investment into rollshutters for your home, be sure to clean them two – three times a year. This will not only keep your roll shutters looking good but will give you the opportunity to inspect them and make any necessary repairs.
Step 1 – Raise the Rollshutter
Start by raising the shutter completely. Using a soft brush, clean out the area around the guides. Do this gently so as not to disturb any parts. Keeping the guides clear of dirt and grime will ensure that your roll shutters operate smoothly.
Step 2 – Close the Rollshutter
Next, close the shutter all the way and then raise it up just enough so that there is a little room between the slats. Brush away any dirt and dust that may have settled there over time.
Step 3 – Sponge Off
Completely close the rollshutter again. Grab a sponge and bucket with warm water and a mild detergent. Be sure not to use steel wool or any other abrasive materials on the shutter as steel wool may scratch your shutters. Wipe the rollshutter down, starting at the top and working your way to the bottom.
Step 4 – Rinse Off Rollshutter
Grab a hose and without a lot of pressure, rinse the rollshutter off. Be careful not to get too much water on the compartment at the top that houses the motor and gears. Let the rollshutter dry fully before it is put into operation again.
A little tender loving care will go a long way in keeping your rollshutter in tip top shape so that it can continue to work hard for you and look great. If you need additional help cleaning your rollshutters, or are interested in purchasing rollshutters for your home, contact Jans Awning Products in Burlington, Ontario today.