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Maintaining Your Accordion Shutters

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 17, 2014

Maintaining Your Accordion ShuttersInstructions

1 Maintain the tracks at the top and bottom of the window. Clean them of any debris using water and a rag. When dry, apply a thin layer of white or aluminum lubricant along the inside of both tracks.

2 Open and close the accordion shutters several times to thoroughly lubricate the tracks and wheels. Make sure to do this while the lubricant is still moist.

3 Leave the shutter open in order to clean the slats. For light dirt, use a cloth rag dampened with water. If accordion shutter dirt is hard to remove, use an all-purpose cleaner suited to the shutter acrylic or laminated slats. For wooden slats, use a wood cleaner.

4 Clean the other side of the accordion shutters by opening the window and taking out the screen. This will give you access to the inside of the shutter when it is open and extended across the window. Use the same cleaning techniques as you used on the front side.

5 Test your shutters regularly. Open and close them, keeping an eye on the tracks and other movable parts. Examine the mounting fasteners to make sure that none are broken. Consider keeping a stockpile of extra fasteners in case of emergency as these may break during a storm.

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