Rolling shutters are a popular home improvement for homeowners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With the many benefits of rolling shutters, like improved security and energy efficiency, it’s no surprise why so many Texans look to rolling shutters as a way to increase their home value and improve their home. And what’s more is that rolling shutters are generally low maintenance, apart from routine cleaning that should be performed every 6 months or so. In this post from the Blinds Brothers blog, we’ll discuss how to clean rolling shutters so that they stay looking as good as new for years to come.
Dirt, dust, and other dry debris tend to get stuck to rolling shutters, so before getting your shutters wet, you should first wipe them down with a dry, soft rag. By first removing these larger dirt and dust particles, you are ensuring that they do not act as an abrasive, scratching the finish of the shutters when it’s time to get them wet.
Once you’ve wiped down the dry debris, it’s time to use water and a mild detergent to clean your shutters thoroughly. Mix a mild detergent like dish soap or Simple Green in a bucket with water, and use a clean cloth to wipe down the surface of your rolling shutters. Don’t use too much pressure but feel free to use some extra elbow grease to clean those specifically tough stains and spots. After wiping your shutters down about 3 times, they should be looking as good as new. Additionally, try not to wipe side to side too roughly, as this can make the shutters become unaligned.
Cleaning the guides of your shutter along with the routine cleaning is recommended to ensure functionality and longevity. Using a soft brush, gently scrub the guides of the shutters located on either side of the installation. Then, with only warm water, wipe down the guides to remove any other dust and debris that may remain. Make sure to let the guides completely dry before deploying the shutters again, as moisture trapped in the guides can damage the shutters.
Now that you’ve wiped down the shutters with soap and water and cleaned the guides, it’s time to give the shutters one final pass. With just warm water and no soap, clean the interior and exterior surfaces of the shutter. This will remove any dust, debris, and streaks that may have been caused by rundown. Then, use a soft microfiber towel like a shammy to dry the interior and exterior of the shutters to ensure no dirt gets stuck to them while wet. After the shutters dry, you’ve successfully cleaned your rolling shutters. Repeat this process once or twice a year to keep your investment in top condition for years to come.
At Blinds Brothers, we have a wide selection of rolling shutters to choose from so you can properly secure your home. Following the steps above will allow your shutters to look great, and remain functional for years to come. To learn more about our rolling shutters or to schedule your appointment, reach out to us online or call us today.