Extending the Life of a Roller Shutter

When it comes to a security investment like roller shutters, it is only right that property owners will want to get their moneys worth and here at ABC Industrial, we are committed to just that. In fact, there are many things that can be done in order to extend the life of the average roller shutter and ensure that it remains in ‘just-bought’ condition for as long as possible. Read on as we go through a few top tips…

Regular Maintenance

Any property owner should recognise the importance of industrial maintenance and how it can improve the longevity of any mechanical security solution. In fact, it is a courtesy that should be applied to roller shutters more than ever as it helps business owners stay on top of any potential faults before they develop into a costly replacement. As a general rule, the experts recommend that a roller shutter is serviced on an annual basis and inspected by a professional several times a year.


Keeping your roller shutter in tip top condition involves more than a clipboard and a checklist. After all, cleanliness can make more of a difference than property owners realise and that is why we recommend that a roller shutter is cleaned at least twice a year. For example, the exterior can be cleared of debris by using a soft sponge and soapy water. With this said, it is essential not to use abrasives like bleach or steel scrapers as these will do more harm than good.

Fast Repairs

The secret to roller shutter longevity is how a property owner responds after discovering a fault. After all, time is of the essence when it comes to a security solution like roller shutters and this means that tending to a problem sooner rather than later can prevent a problem from getting worse. In fact, this can also help people save money as a smaller repair job is often cheaper compared to damage that is left to fester before an engineer is called out. Although maintenance may seem like an obvious requirement as part of roller shutter ownership, many property owners actually fail to meet the recommended number of inspections per year and this can affect the lifespan of a shutter considerably. After all, roller shutters are a piece of mechanical equipment and this means that they need to be seen to by an engineer regularly to check for faults. To find out more information about improving the longevity of your shutter, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

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