Do you have electric roll shutters in your Southwest Florida home? If so you should be familiar with how to operate the system in case you need to. This is a guide to help those who are new to roll shutters or have never operated them before. We’ll discuss some precautions, how to use them, and how to do some basic trouble shooting. Our goal is to help give you a better understanding of how to operate electric roll shutters in your home.
Precautions when using electric roll shutters
There are some general precautions you should take before operating your rolling shutters. These include:
- Make sure that all objects, pets, and persons are clear of the roll shutter(s) when in use to avoid possible injury and damage.
- It is recommended that you do a visual safety check before operating the roll shutters.
- When using the switch it is recommended you gently push it to reduce the risk of damage to the switch.
Steps to operate your electric roll shutters
- Follow the precautions discussed above before operating your shutters
- Once your checks are completed gently press the switch to activate the system.
- Once the shutters are in the desired position leave the switch in the neutral or center position. This will protect motor against a power surge.
Troubleshooting common issues with your electric shutters
- Rollers don’t stop at right location (limit): All motors are adjusted properly when installed but power failures or other instances could offset the limit. Please watch your shutter during operation.
- If the motor stops prematurely during raising or lowering the electric shutter, try carefully to repeat the operation.
- If the motor does not stop during operation, stop the shutter when it reaches the bottom or top. Do not allow the panel to be pulled inside the housing box or forced below the lower limit.
- Shutters get stuck during operation: It is always suggested that customers watch their shutters until they are fully open or closed. If shutter becomes stuck, please stop the shutter immediately and call a hurricane shutter repair company. It is not recommended that you try to repair the stuck motor yourself unless you have extensive knowledge of the motors and system.
Other tips to help maintain your electric roll shutters over time
- We recommend regular use of roll shutters to prevent from getting stuck and reduce possible nests from flying insects such as wasps and mud daubers.
- If you are away for lengthy periods of time then arrange for someone to operate your roll shutters regularly.
- To keep your electric motors at peak performance we recommend operating them once a week.
If you still have issues or need repair services please contact us for help. Our company has been installing, maintaining and repairing hurricane shutters since 1986.