11 Common Roller Shutter Problems

Thursday January 24, 2019
11 Common Roller Shutter Problems

11 Common Roller Shutter Problems

Roller shutters are a significant aspect of our security, both at home and at our business premises. They are the first defense mechanism which protects us against illegal entry by criminal elements. They offer the first interface of physical defense against the vile elements which pose a dire threat to your property. Thus it is imperative that they are sturdy enough. This concern will be addressed if you opt for shutters from ADV. Apart from choosing the best company; it is also a necessity that the roller shutters be well maintained. If you are facing any problem the professionals from the company are technically trained and certified individuals who are expert in shutter repair  A malfunctioning shutter is best in their hands as they have hands-on experience regarding the same. So leave it to us when you have trouble operating your shutters. so that no vicious element could act smart while your security is at a lapse. Can't wait and won't wait should be your mantra when it comes to roller shutter repair.

For ensuring that everything is ok with the shutters and there is no hazard to your security, follow the below-given guidelines-

  1. Check the power source
Sometimes, people forget to switch on the electricity source. If the shutter is not running, the reason might be that you forgot to switch the power source on. So check the switch before you operate the shutter.
  1. Check the connections and the electricity
In case you are facing problems in running an electric roller shutter, chances are that some connections might be loose or the power is acting truant. Check the supply and the connections and run the shutter again.
  1. Overheating may be the issue
It is usual that the motor stops operating when it gets overheated. If you suspect so, switch off the motor. Leave the apparatus as it is for several minutes, giving it time to cool down. Try to operate it after some time to ensure the status. If it still doesn't work, then we have been looking at the wrong reason.
  1. Code issues
Many new customers commit the mistake of trying to operate the shutters with the wrong code. Check with your company if you are not committing the same mistake. Banish the confusion over codes by talking to the concerned person from the company.
  1. Debris
In case the shutter is opening or closing only partially, it means that there could be debris in the tracks. Switch off the power and conduct a thorough inspection of the track if that is the case . Remove the debris and clean the tracks thoroughly.
  1. Wear and tear
If you are using your roller shutters for industrial purposes and the traffic inflow is high, then expect a lot of wear and tear. It will be evident in the form of dents and dings.
  1. Proximity Sensors
If the proximity sensors are dirty or damaged due to some cause, they result in roller shutter doors opening halfway. Shut the power off and inspect if they are ok.
  1. Door Structure
The door structure might have been damaged without you noticing it. Bulks or dents might be causing the problem in movement. You can check it on your own if you are confident enough. If not, it is best that you call a certified professional from the shutter company.
  1. Codes can clash
Very often, the codes of operation can clash. This means that your code and your neighbor's code might be the same. If that is the case, you can call the shutter company to resolve the problem. Some companies handle such calls on a 24-hour basis. Contact your shutter company as soon as you can if you suspect that you are facing the same situation.
  1. Emergency release chain
An emergency release chain may be used if the door is not working properly. For using it, pull the chain and see whether the door responds.
  1. Dents and Dings
If your roller shutters are used for industrial purposes then, unfortunately, dents and dings will be common, especially if the traffic is high. Shutters form an integral part of your security framework and they have to be in the top working conditions to satisfy your security needs. However, if you find that they are not operating in an efficient manner or you are experiencing problems in operating it, you can follow the above guidelines. These have been given only for emergency purposes and it is best to call the experts from the company if the above reasons are not causing the hassles in operation. .The professionals from the company are technically trained and certified individuals who are expert in the field of maintenance. A malfunctioning shutter is best in their hands as they have hands-on experience regarding the same. So leave it to us when you have trouble operating your shutters. At ADV, we have a special emergency team, which is on the call 24*7. The team is specifically dedicated to the roller shutter repair problems.