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36 West Pennsylvania Avenue Walkersville, MD 21793

Custom Fabricated Louvers by Hercules Custom Iron, LLC.

The Best Louver Maintenance Tips to Consider

The Best Louver Maintenance Tips to Consider

It is always a smart idea to know just what to keep an eye out for and how to properly take care of your custom louvers should anything bad happen.

Maintain your custom louvers is very easy. All louvers needs is a small bit of cleaning and some attention, and they should last you for a long time. However, it is a good idea for you to take a look at your louvers at least once a year to get a much better feel for what they might need. Since they are made out of aluminum, your louvers should stand up to the elements and time quite well. Regardless, it is always a smart idea to know just what to keep an eye out for and how to properly take care of your custom louvers should anything bad happen. Let us take a look at some helpful louver maintenance tips so you can get out there and make sure that everything is in good shape!

Make Sure They’re Clean

Aluminum louvers are protected incredibly against things like UV rays and rust, which could ultimately end up harming aluminum and cause a lot of problems. While rust might not be a big concern, one worry that could threaten the finish of your aluminum, algae, which could and ultimately will grow on your aluminum fence under the proper set of conditions. This slowly eats away at the finish of your louvers, but getting rid of the algae is quite easy. All you have to do is wipe your louvers with some warm water and soap. If you add some bleach to the solution, you ensure the algae will not thrive on your precious company louvers.

Clear Off Some Room

You want to ensure that you are not allowing landscaping elements like vines to take over your louvers. Brush away all shrubs and trees wherever it is required and trim anything that is getting in the way. As tough as aluminum louvers might be, something like a massive tree root growing under your louvers could cause problems as well as warping the structure, so keep your eyes peeled for those. A louver contractor from Hercules can help you with this important maintenance step too.

Know When It Is Time for Replacement

Remember that nothing ever lasts forever. While aluminum is a very durable material that you should get plenty of years of use out of, your louver installer might not be able to fix big enough issues at some point, and it might be better to replace these louvers outright. Do not worry, though, as aluminum is an eco-friendly material and recyclable. This means all aluminum can have a second life.


When you are ready for quality louvers, the professionals at Hercules Custom Louvers are ready to help. For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom louver needs, contact Hercules Custom Louvers online or giving us a call at 1-800-331-2590. We will ensure your investment serves your property for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on FacebookTwitterTwitterYouTube, and Pinterest.

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Hercules Louvers
36 West Pennsylvania Avenue Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone: 1.800.331.2590