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The Best Tips for Consistent Custom Louver Maintenance

The Best Tips for Consistent Custom Louver Maintenance

Its a good idea to take a peek at your custom louvers at least once a year to get a better understanding of what it is they might need.

Maintaining your louvers is very easy. All a custom louver needs is a bit of attention and cleaning, and they should last for a very long time. However, it is a good idea to take a peek at your custom louvers at least once a year to get a better understanding of what it is they might need. Because they are crafted with aluminum, your louvers should be able to stand up to the elements and aging quite well. Nonetheless, it is better to know just what to look out for and how to properly take care of your louvers only in case anything goes wrong. Read on to learn the best tips for maintaining your louvers so you can get out there and ensure that the job has been done correctly.

Clean it Off

Aluminum louvers are extremely protected against rust and UV rays, which can ultimately end up oxidizing aluminum and cause many different issues. While rust might not be a huge worry, one concern that could threaten the finish of your aluminum is algae, which can and ultimately will start to grow on an aluminum louver under the right set of conditions. This slowly gnaws away at the finish on your louvers, but getting rid of algae is very easy. All that you have to do is wipe off your louvers with some water and soap. If you add a tiny bit of bleach to the solution, you can make sure that algae won’t thrive on your precious louvers.

Clear Up Some Room

You really want to make sure that you are not letting landscaping elements such as weeds or vines take over your louvers entirely. Brush away all shrubs and trees wherever necessary and consider trimming anything that might be getting in the way. As tough as aluminum louvers can be, something like a giant tree root growing underneath it could cause problems and warp its structure, so be on the lookout.

Know When to Replace Your Custom Louvers

Remember that nothing lasts forever. While aluminum is a very durable material that you should get years of productivity and use out of, your custom louver contractor might not be able to fix big enough issues at some point. This means it might be better to replace these louvers at some point. Do not worry, though, aluminum is an extremely eco-friendly material and is totally recyclable, meaning that all-aluminum could end up having 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