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How Often Should Roller Shutters Be Serviced?

  • Keep your business fully protected by servicing your roller shutters

Servicing and maintenance are not simply recommended — they’re a requirement. There are laws which require you to service your shutters at set intervals, but you should consider this a bare minimum. There are many other factors that will determine when you should get your roller shutters serviced.

In this article, find out when you must and when you should service your roller shutters to ensure your business, staff and assets are kept safe.

If you need roller shutter repairs, call out team on 0800 998 1304 for help today!

When are you required to service your roller shutters?

The Health and Safety Act requires all mechanical doors and their corresponding parts to be checked at least once every 12 months. It also requires that you obtain paperwork signed by the authorised professional to prove that these checks have been completed.

However, this 12 month stipulation should be seen as an absolute minimum. It is good practice to schedule professional servicing at least every 6 months in order to keep your roller shutters functioning at their best.

Are there other factors that will determine when to get a service?

The application and usage of your roller shutters will influence how susceptible they are to wear and, hence, how often you should get them serviced.

For example, roller shutters that are located outside and therefore exposed to the weather are likely to deteriorate more quickly than roller shutters that are kept in dry, indoor areas.

Usage will also be a factor. If your roller shutters are being used in a car park, for example, and have a consistent use cycle, the components will likely deteriorate more quickly than retail shutters that are only used at the beginning and end of each day.

All of these factors should be taken into account to determine how often to service your shutters.

It’s important to stay on top of any problems. Ideally, you should call a professional as soon as you notice any issues. If you leave minor problems unaddressed, they will only get worse, costing you more time and money down the line.

So to recap: you are legally obligated to have your roller shutters professionally serviced at least once a year.

We highly recommend increasing this to once every 6 months as a minimum.

If your roller shutters are located outside or see frequent use, you should seek professional maintenance more regularly, perhaps once every 4 months.

If you notice an issue that won’t be resolved on its own, you should contact a professional as soon as possible.

However often you have your roller shutters serviced, make sure they’re serviced by the best. At Complete Shutter Services, we offer complete maintenance repair on a huge range of roller shutters and components.

We can provide maintenance contracts to service your shutters at regular intervals, or we can do one-off jobs if you require. We’re so committed to keeping you safe, we even offer a 24/7 emergency call-out service. Simply give us a call and we’ll be there as soon as you need us.

Contact our team today to find out how we can help you.

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