Curtain Wall Maintenance Tips (You Won't Need to Use)

Curtain walls are designed to be easy to install and maintain, but keep reading to see how to keep them working well for years to come. 

Curtain Wall Maintenance Tips (You Won't Need to Use)

Flexible industrial curtain walls, whether insulated or non-insulated, sliding or stationary, are designed to require little or no maintenance. When repairs are needed for damage they can be implemented quickly and at relatively low cost. However, if you are bored and need something to do, we have put together some simple tips you can use to keep your curtain wall clean and working great for years to come.

Occasional cleaning of your curtain walls will keep them looking good for a long time. Just be sure you follow these guidelines for proper cleaning:

  • If the curtain wall fabric incorporates a waterproof outer coating like vinyl, simply wash the curtain surface gently with a mild detergent and water mixture. Then, rinse off using low pressure water from a hose. (This applies to insulated and non-insulated curtain walls in either a stationary or sliding configuration.)
  • Insulated curtain walls covered in uncoated fabric should be brushed or vacuumed and not sprayed with water or cleaning agents.

Maintenance and Repairs
When it comes to maintenance, the key is to occasionally inspect your curtain walls for wear or damage, and make necessary repairs early on before they become larger ones. Here are a few additional curtain wall maintenance tips:

  • Blow out sliding curtain wall tracks using compressed air as needed to keep curtain rollers operating smoothly.
  • Never lubricate curtain wall roller trolleys - lubricant will attract and hold airborne dust and debris, eventually interfering with free wheeling. The roller trolleys are designed to be operated without lubricant applied.
  • Replace damaged or missing sliding curtain wall trolleys and damaged roller track as quickly as possible. This will minimize additional damage to the curtain wall body itself due to increased pulling stress during opening and closing.
  • Make sure all trolleys supporting a sliding curtain wall remain attached to the curtain wall through the supplied grommets. Re-attach any that may have come loose.
  • Replace torn or missing curtain wall bottom sweep panels as needed to maintain maximum zone separation integrity.
  • Replace torn or worn curtain wall panels, or patch tears using the manufacturer''s recommended repair tape in either clear or matching color.

Thanks for reading this blog post. Now sit back and just enjoy your low-hassle industrial curtain wall.

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