How To Properly Clean Roller Shutters Inside And Out Step by Step

Once you have roller shutters installed on your home, you immediately get peace of mind, knowing you will be much better protected from nasty weather as well as criminals who may be looking for an easy target. Yet just like other parts of your home, roll down shutters need to be properly maintained, and that means giving them an occasional cleaning or lubricating them. If you’re wondering how to clean roller shutters inside and out, our Rollac team of shutter experts is here to provide you with all the steps.

Person cleaning roller shutters

What You Need to Clean Roller Shutters

If you think it will be hard to clean your roll down shutters, put your mind at ease. Actually, it won’t be any harder than cleaning other parts of your home. To get started, you’ll need a few simple tools and cleaning supplies you probably already have around the house, such as:

  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Soft cloth, such as microfiber
  • Clean water
  • Mild detergent, such as dishwashing liquid

Once you’ve gathered up everything, you’re ready to start cleaning your home’s roller shutters.

How to Clean the Inside of Your Roller Shutters

  1. Gently wipe down the inside of the shutters, using the cloth and soapy water. As you are doing this, use the soft-bristled brush to remove any dirt or debris that has accumulated between slats and also on the door guide.
  2. Wipe down the roll down shutters in a vertical motion, which allows the soapy water to spread evenly amongst the slats. This also helps prevent slats from becoming misaligned, which could lead to problems opening and closing the shutters.
  3. Rinse them off with clean water, then dry them with the soft cloth. As you’re drying, continue to use the vertical motion mentioned in step two.
  4. Clean the roller shutter guides. To do so, completely open the shutters, then sweep out any debris from the inner guides. 
  5. Upon finishing, make sure the guides are totally dry, then close the shutters.

How to Clean the Outside of Your Roller Shutters

Cleaning the outside of your roller shutters is very similar to cleaning the inside.

  1. First, make sure the shutters are pulled completely down. 
  2. Next, wipe down the outside in a vertical motion, using a sponge and soapy water. During this step, use your soft-bristled brush to sweep away dirt and debris from the slats and guides.
  3. To rinse off the outside of your shutters, use a garden hose to gently spray the shutters. 
  4. Don’t use a pressure washer, as this may damage the slats.
  5. Finally, to make sure your roll down shutters don’t have any unsightly water marks on the outside of the slats, take the soft cloth and dry the slats thoroughly using an up-and-down motion.

Best Way to Clean Automated Roller Shutters Safely

Should you have automated roller shutters, you may be afraid that trying to clean them with water may damage the electronic components. While you do need to be careful, the good news is that Rollac automated roller shutters are very easy to clean when common sense is used.

Basically, you simply follow the steps outlined above when cleaning your automated roller shutters. 

When cleaning them from outside, we recommend you use a garden hose or a sponge to wipe away the soapy water and debris, since this will eliminate any chance you may have of unintentionally having water go astray, as it might if you try using a pressure washer, even if it on the lowest setting. 

Should you try this, you could possibly damage the shutter’s electronics under the right circumstances.

Contact Us at Rollac Today

As home security becomes a bigger concern and more and more volatile weather sweeps across the nation, many people are beginning to discover the numerous benefits associated with roller shutters. 

If you have questions about how to clean roller shutters or find yourself interested in possibly purchasing roll down shutters for your home, contact us today here at Rollac. 

When you do, you’ll find out all you need to know about not only the many ways your home can benefit from roll down shutters, but also how easy they are to maintain.