Windshutters recommends the following maintenance schedule:
Please note that if you live within 3 miles of the coast or saltwater it is recommended to increase semi-annual maintenance to 3 times a year.
Quarterly- Wash all surfaces and tracks with warm, soapy water using a soft cloth or long-handled soft bristle brush. Rinse with clear water. Simply by rinsing off your shutters you can help keep salt and dirt from building up.
Annually-Schedule a maintenance appointment with Windshutters- December thru May is the ideal time to have a comprehensive service done on your shutters. Our technicians will inspect and replace(when necessary) all components and electrical connections, as well as thoroughly hand wash and lubricate each shutter. This maintenance will give you peace of mind knowing your shutters are working properly and your family and home will be protected should a storm head our way.
Vacuum or blow debris out tracks.
Annually-Wash shutters and tracks with warm soapy water and rinse with clean water.
Always keep locks in the pushed in (locked) position when not in use.
Lubricate threaded areas for bolts, hinges, fasteners with lithium grease.
Remove any dirt, debris or build up.
Annually-Fabric/Clear panels should be cleaned with water and mild soap.
Remove all moisture before storing metal, clear or fabric panels with a clean cloth or sponge. Do not wrap panels in plastic or other moisture trapping materials. Moisture discoloration (gray or black stains) is normal for metal and does not affect their performance.
Store in a dry covered location
Throughout the year you should perform the basic maintenance routine outlined below. December through May, prior to the start of hurricane season, is the ideal time to call WINDSHUTTERS to schedule a comprehensive service for your shutters.