Shutters within 3 miles of the coast or saltwater must be washed at least three times a year to remove all sand, salt, and grime to keep them operating properly. Shutters should be open and closed periodically to ensure proper operation.

DO NOT USE high-pressure spray.

DO NOT USE harsh detergents or products containing organic solvents.

DO NOT USE cleaners that contain vinegar, chlorine, or citrus-based cleaners or cleaners with a high ph.

DO NOT USE abrasive cleaners that will scratch the aluminum surface and affect the operation of the shutters. Do not use scrapers, razors, or steel wool to clean your shutters.



1. Attach the handle to the wall pivot by capturing the pivot with the handle basket and twist slightly to lock in pivot pins.

2. Articulate handle at hinges by folding each section at 90-degree angles.

3. To raise shutter from a closed position, start to slowly turn handle. If the handle will not turn, reverse direction. Your shutter gearing has a built in down limit setting, forcing this limit may cause damage to your shutter.

4. Once the up direction is established, continue turning the handle until the exterior shutter stops reach the shutter housing or to the level, you desire.

5. To lower the shutter, turn handle until all slats are closed and the down limit is reached (handle will not turn). Do not force beyond this point, as damage will occur).


1. Locate shutter switch and press Up (push the top in) to raise shutter. Shutter may be stopped in mid-run for sun control or privacy by returning the switch to the Neutral position (top and bottom are out). To continue running the shutter Up, press switch back in at the top and leave until the curtain reaches its upmost position. The shutter motor will automatically shut off when this occurs. Return the switch to the Neutral position.

2. To run the shutter Down, press the lower part of the switch in and leave until the shutter reaches it full down position and the motor automatically shuts off. Return the switch to Neutral. The shutter may also be stopped along its travel by returning the switch to Neutral.


1. Override motors operate in the same manner as non-override motors with the exception that they may be operated during power outages.

2. To operate the shutter by switch refer to the “MOTORIZED SHUTTERS” section.

3. To operate during times of power outage refer to the “MANUAL ONLY SHUTTERS” section for attaching the handle and basic operation with the following important exception.

4. WARNING: Override motors do not have built-in UP or DOWN limits. BEFORE TURNING THE HANDLE, VERIFY THE PROPER UP AND DOWN DIRECTIONS. IF MODERATE RESISTANCE IS MET, STOP TURNING THE HANDLE AND TRY THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. Override motors operate off of a high differential gear ratio and will take substantially longer to roll up or down so allow for additional time as needed.


1. Operate your shutters monthly by closing your shutters all the way to the bottom limit, and then opening the shutters all the way up, exercising all moving parts.

2. The most important step is to make sure there is nothing leaning on or underneath a shutter when it is being opened or closed. Keep shutter travel area clear of all articles, furniture etc. as a misalignment or damage can occur which may cause costly repairs.

3. Inspect for insect nests, leaves and other particles that may cause problems with the operations of your shutters.

4. When you operate your electric roll down shutter, make sure you complete the shutter cycle instead of partially closing or opening and then reversing.


1. Keep the tracks clean with a broom or a vacuum, removing any debris that may cause problems with operation. Using the shutter daily will help keep the tracks clean.

2. Bring shutters to the ground (closed) to allow access to clean the entire surface. Hose it down.

3. Mix ¼ cup of mild soap in a bucket of warm water. Dip a soft cloth, sponge or brush into the solution, squeeze out the access, and wipe the shutters in an up and down motion. Avoid wiping in a horizontal motion that would misalign the slats or cause costly damage to repair.

4. Rinse clean with clear water.

5. Cleaning should be done at least two to three times a year.

6. Wipe down with a clean dry rag to remove excess moisture.

7. Allow shutter to dry before rolling back up into hood.