Fixing a Noisy Roller Shutter

There are very few things that are more irritating than noisy roller shutters. After all, how can a piece of machinery that is supposed to provide peace of mind and security make such a loud sound? Here at ABC Industrial we deal with noisy roller shutters on a regular basis and most of the time the problem can be fixed with a simple solution. Read on to find out everything you need to know… Maintenance Whilst a noisy roller shutter can simply be a sign of age and general wear and tear, it can also be a direct result of a lack of maintenance. After all, without a professional in the field checking on the mechanics on a regular basis it can be difficult to know when there is and isn’t a problem that needs the attention of the experts. To prevent a roller shutter squeak from developing, always ensure that you have high quality maintenance in place. Oiling When a roller shutter is in operation it requires significant lubrication from motor oil and usually this is monitored during maintenance and servicing sessions. When the levels fall too low the metal will begin to rub against one another rather than smoothly gliding past and this can not only cause damage, it can cause a lot of noise too. To fix this issue, try oiling the motor and joints of your shutters. Corrosion The metals that some roller shutters are made from are not immune to the effects of the weather and since the purpose of the product is to provide security from the outside it means that a roller shutter will suffer at the hands of mother nature and the ever-changing weather in the UK. Over the years this can lead to corrosion and if it is not treated it can cause the quality of the metal to suffer and a squeak to develop. Preventing this is simple as all you have to do is watch out for the development of corrosion. The most important thing that you can give your roller shutters is regular maintenance. That way any issues can be found early on before they cause considerable damage and result in a costly repair bill. After all, most of the time a noisy roller shutter is the result of a very simple problem like a lack of lubrication. To find out more information about our roller shutter maintenance service, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

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