Roller Shutter Maintenance - Our Top Tips

Roller shutters can be found on many different types of building whether it be from the commercial, industrial or residential sectors. 

They provide numerous benefits, including security, energy efficiency, privacy and much more too. 

One thing to consider however is that maintaining your roller shutters is as important as having them installed in the first place. This will maximise their benefits as well as keep your building protected for longer. 

You can end up spending a fair amount on roller shutters so by looking after them regularly, you will prolong your investment. Neglecting the care of your roller shutters can lead to operational issues and even costly repairs. 

In this blog, we will discuss some valuable roller shutter maintenance tips to keep your roller shutters in top shape. If after reading this you have any questions or would simply like to know more, call our specialist team here at UK Doors & Shutters and we’ll be delighted to assist further.

In this latest blog post, we will explore key tips including;-

  • Regular Cleaning
  • Lubrication
  • Weatherproofing 
  • Servicing
  • Professional maintenance

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Regular Cleaning

One of the easiest and most super effective ways to maintain your roller shutters is to clean them properly. Over time, dirt, dust, and grime can accumulate on the surface of the shutters. If left unattended, this can lead to corrosion and hinder smooth operation. 

We recommend that you use a soft brush or cloth to remove dirt and easily removable bits. Then wipe again with another cloth or rag using Mike detergent and warm water. This can be done on the shutters themselves as well as all the other areas and parts. Then rinse with clean water and dry with a new cloth. 

This routine cleaning not only maintains the appearance of your roller shutters but also prevents potential damage. Easy and effective in prolonging the life of your roller shutter.


Tracks, racks, hinges and springs all require good lubrication on a roller shutter to ensure they work smoothly. As they’re all moving parts that allow the roller shutter to function, they need to have the best chance at moving properly. 

Regularly applying a high-quality silicone-based lubricant can prevent friction, reduce wear and tear, and extend the lifespan of your shutters. 

For more information on how to actually lubricate your roller shutters, please get in touch with our team. Doing this every six to twelve months will keep your shutters in good working order.

Regular Inspections

Regularly looking at and inspecting your roller shutters will ensure you pick up on any issues before they get too bad. Early signs or wear and tear can often turn into bigger things that will cost more time and money to fix.  

Checking your roller shutters for things such as; loose or damaged slats or panels, bent or misaligned tracks, cracked or worn weather seals, malfunctioning components and others is a good place to start. The more you do your inspections, the more you’ll get to know what you’re looking for.


Part of maintaining your roller shutters involves protecting them against potentially harsh weather conditions. Sunshine, wind, snow, rain and other types could contribute to rust, colour fading, cracking and other damage too. 

To protect your roller shutters from the elements we would advise that you do a couple of things. Firstly, you could install a weatherproof cover or hood over your roller shutter to shield from a variety of conditions. 

Another good tip is actually keeping your roller shutters closed whenever bad weather comes because it won’t then flap or be prone to breaking more. 

You can also get more heavy duty shutters which could be a good idea if you want to protect yourself further. Finally, you can get various paints, oils and finishes that protect against weathering.

Professional Servicing & Maintenance

Another good roller shutter maintenance tip is outsourcing all your roller shutter maintenance to a professional company such as ourselves. T

here are lots of tasks you can take on yourself to keep your roller shutter in good condition, but it’s always good to get a second opinion and check up done, from a company that lives and breathes roller shutters. 

Roller shutter experts have the expertise and tools to conduct a thorough examination, make adjustments, and replace worn-out parts. 

Why Choose Us?

In conclusion, we hope this blog has helped you with some tips on how to maintain your roller shutters. Some ways are more complex than others but between your own checks and the work of a professional company, you should have long lasting and ever-working roller shutters. 

Roller shutters are a fantastic investment and can improve operational efficiency, enhance the safety of your building and so much more. Looking after them though is absolutely crucial. Remember, a little maintenance now can save you from more significant repairs and expenses down the road.

Contact Us Today

To work with us or get more information on our roller shutter maintenance services, simply get in touch with us. You can contact our team using one of the following ways. Call us on 01204 918 991 where a member of our team will be waiting on the line. You can also use the contact form too.