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All about the maintenance of electric roller shutters

Last updated:
14 March, 2024
Reading time: 3 minutes

The importance that the domotic houses in Spain is more than evident. 60% of newly built homes implement this technology and it is expected to grow by 300% in the next 5 years. Therefore, the maintenance of electric blinds is becoming more and more essential knowledge. At Sistemas24H we are going to show you what to do so that yours last for many, many years. So pay attention to the following key points and follow them so that your blinds don't give you any problems!

Does an automatic roller shutter or a normal roller shutter hold more?

Many believe that the maintenance of electric blinds is much more costly. There are also those who believe that this type of roller blinds But nothing could be further from the truth! Automatic roller shutters have a longer service life than conventional roller shutters. This is because they do not suffer from the sudden tugging of the cord.

How to maintain electric roller shutters correctly?

To avoid problems with your motorised blindsJust do the following:

  • Clean the blinds every 3 months to prevent dust build-up or damage to the motor.
  • Grease the blinds every 2 months, using liquid grease spray.
  • Check the functioning of automatic locks, magnetic catches, inclined mechanisms, etc. every six months...
  • Annually check the operation of the moving parts and observe the slats to repair breakages, displacements, etc.

Have you detected a problem? At Sistemas24H, we tell you how to fix an electric blind.

Step by step to clean electric shutters

That said, how do you clean an automatic roller shutter?

  • As a rule, the drum cover is held in place by screws. Therefore, you will have to remove them to remove it.
  • While you're at it, take the opportunity to also clean the inside of the drum. If you use a hoover, the task will become faster and more convenient.
  • Now, close the shutter completely.
  • For washing PVC or plastic blinds, use a dishwashing product diluted in water.
  • Apply the soap to the slats. Go by tranchesrinse with a damp cloth and dry the blind as you roll it up.
  • When you finish this work, put the lid back on of the drum in place.

It is also advisable to do a little maintenance of the guides, vacuuming and greasing them to improve the sliding of the shutter. In this way, you will get a proper cleaning to keep your motorised blinds in perfect condition.

How to repair an electric roller shutter?

In most cases, an automatic roller shutter is a roller shutter that is operated with an electric motorwhich is responsible for raising and lowering the shutter. However, within the world of electric blinds, we can distinguish different types, mainly two:

  • Automatic roller shutters: These devices are called by many different names. You will probably know them as a roller shutter motor or an automatic belt drive. This is the cheapest option when you want to motorise a roller shutter. To be technical, it is not an electric blind, but an external motorised device that is attached to the cord of the blind and connected to the power supply. In this way, the shutter is made to move in an automated way.
  • Automated or motorised blinds: are the real electric roller shutters. They operate with an internal tubular motor and can be activated by push buttons, remote control or remote control. They can be programmed to open and close at specific times, regulating the temperature of the home and obtaining greater energy savings.

Failures of automatic roller shutters can be caused by a problem with the motor of the device, but also by a failure of the roller shutter mechanism. Sometimes, there is no choice but to replace or renew the motor. It can cost between 40 euros and more than 300 euros, depending on the type of motor and the functions it offers.

Conclusion

If you require assistance in carrying out the blinds maintenanceWe'll be happy to give you a hand! By the way, while you're reading this, we recommend you to visit our catalogue of motors and automatisms for roller blinds. Because the first step in making a roller shutter of this type last for a long time is to choose your motor wisely.

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Written by: Javier Marquez Barneto

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