Centor Screens Maintenance Suggestions
Following our Centor Screens maintenance suggestions will ensure years of worry free service from your Centor Screens. Keep Centor Screens clean by doing routine maintenance. A little cleaning once a month will prevent a major cleaning project.
1. Watch Your Screens Operation
We recommend watching your screens operation while they are in motion to make sure they are functioning properly.
Centor Screens are intended to provide protection from the sun, privacy, as well as keep insects out. They provide limited retention and/or security of objects, animals or persons inside or outside your home. Centor Screens are manufactured from screen mesh or fabric which can be damaged, chewed, scratched or cut. Always make sure that the screen mesh is not riding outside of the track. This could cause the screen mesh to bend, fray, and/or snag when rolling back into the housing.
In very windy conditions, keep the screen rolled up into the housing unit to prevent wind damage. Common sense is dictated here, and close observation of your screen’s retraction during windy conditions is suggested. We advise against leaving your screen in use while not at your home.
2. Track Cleaning
Ensure tracks are kept free of dirt and debris which may cause the screen to perform poorly. Clean bottom and top tracks every month. Remove all loose dirt from the Centor Screen tracks with canned air or vacuum with a soft brush attachment.
After you have removed the dirt from the tracks, simply use a soft damp cloth and non-abrasive cleaning substance to wipe them down. Do not spray the cleaning substance directly onto the tracks. Spray the cleaning substance into the soft damp cloth and then wipe the tracks down.
Do Not abrasively scrub the tracks as this will damage the powder coated, anodized or wood veneer surface instantly.
Do Not use oil, grease, petroleum or oil base sprays as these will attract dirt or impair the proper operation of your screen.
3. Screen Mesh or Fabric Cleaning
The Screen Mesh and Fabric on the Centor Screens can be cleaned with a vacuum by using a soft upholstery brush attachment. Carefully vacuum the inside and outside, taking caution not to snag the Screen Mesh or Fabric itself.
For hard to remove dirt, the Screen Mesh and Fabric can then be cleaned with water and a soft brush. A mild detergent like dish soap may be used, but Do Not use chemicals. Test a small unnoticeable area first before cleaning the entire Screen Mesh or Fabric to confirm ideal results. After cleaning the Screen Mesh or Fabric, rinse thoroughly and allow it to fully dry before retracting it back into the housing. Cleaning the unit first thing in the morning on a nice, hot and sunny day is ideal.
4. Aluminum Cleaning
The Housings, Pull Bars and Tracks are manufactured from extruded aluminum and they are either powder coated or anodized for a brilliant finish.
Wipe down all aluminum parts with a soft damp cloth and non-abrasive cleaning substance. Do Not spray the cleaning substance directly onto the aluminum finish. Spray the cleaning substance into the soft damp cloth and then wipe down the aluminum finish.
Do Not abrasively scrub the aluminum finish as this will damage the surface instantly.