Why do exterior shading solutions need fixing? Small shading solutions, such as roller shutters and Venetian blinds, close and open all the time, leading to their mechanical wear, but they’re also exposed to the sun, rain, snow, frost, and wind, so they wear a lot quicker than other exterior elements. This results in squeaky, loose, and damaged hardware, cracks that let air seep into the room, insulation materials that lose elasticity, and thus fall off, which in turn leads to unstable roller shutters and Venetian blinds, and many other problems. What’s more, automatic opening mechanisms and sensors break, too, which makes them a lot more fragile than other household items. If you have spare parts and the right tools, you can handle minor mishaps by yourself, but if you need bigger repairs or replacement, we recommend you get help. If a shading solution isn’t badly damaged, a professional can repair and lubricate all mechanisms which require regular cleaning and maintenance, but also lubrication at least once a year to extend their lifespan. Mechanisms and hinges also need regular servicing—adjusting and tightening to make sure everything is secured in place. Check out other advice we’ve prepared, and use our calculator to see the cost of repairing windows and doors. You can also always contact our experts, who’ll be more than happy to reply.