Under normal use, each shutter is opened and closed at least three (3) times per year. Prior to running shutter to the down position, remember to check for any foreign objects that may have fallen or placed in the way of tracks or slats.
Cleaning and Maintenance:
The cleaning of powder coated and anodized material should be performed using hand-cleaning and rinsing techniques. This should be achieved by using small amounts of clean water and recommended cleaning products. Do not under any circumstances use an abrasive cleaning agent as this will severely damage the surface of the material. Thoroughly rinse off any detergent with clean water. Hosing or pressure washers must be avoided under all circumstances. Dry - preferably with a chamois, alternatively with a soft cloth. The cleaning of the product should be performed at a time that will allow the aluminum to dry quickly, preferably early in the morning.
The external finish of all hardware must be kept clean by removing any harmful residue, especially salt spray, from the surface using a non-abrasive cleaning agent and wiped down with a soft cloth moistened with WD40 or equivalent.
When maintaining external hardware, ensure that all finished surfaces (ex. timber, aluminum etc.) in close proximity are well protected from exposure to any cleaning or lubricating agents.
All tracks must be kept clear of dirt, debris and other matter which can cause damage to, and restrict the proper functioning of rollers and they must be lubricated with WD40 or equivalent.
Cleaning Product Recommendations:
We recommend the use of Turtle Wax "Zip Wash" or equivalent, however if these products gives less than the desired results try Turtle Wax "Ice Polish" or RE-PO "Cream Polish" as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Use only the above mentioned cleaning products. Do not use alternative products by the same or other manufacturers without written authorization from Condado Window as other products may contain chemicals which can permanently damage the surface finish.
Frequency of Cleaning and Maintenance:
Cleaning and maintenance required is dependent on the severity of the environment. The following time periods are represented as a guide only.
Rural / Suburban Environments
The maximum period between cleaning should never be more than six (6) months.
Coastal / Pool / Industrial Environments
More frequent cleaning is necessary here with the maximum period between cleaning being no more than three (3) months.
Under the worst conditions involving heavy grime deposition and atmospheric pollution (e.g. sulphur compounds or salts) monthly cleaning is advisable if deterioration is to be prevented.