1. Opt for internal installations as far as practical (better security aspects and protection from elements)
2. Avoid chipping or scratching the surface paint, exposing metal finishes.
3. It is imperative to lubricate and clean the barrier regularly. It should be washed down with a salt free wash and wax solution, such as a good car wash.
4. Use only high quality non-oil silicone lubricant on your barrier. Regularly lubricate inside toprails, bottom rails and all moving parts.
a) In severe marine areas (within 500m from beachfront) – minimum weekly clean.
b) In Moderate coastal areas (1 – 10km from beachfront) – minimum every two weeks clean.
c) Areas prone to mild corrosive conditions (10km plus from beachfront) – minimum of every three weeks clean.
d) Inland areas – minimum monthly clean.
These are the minimum guidelines but one should treat the product as you would a car or any other item that needs cleaning and maintenance to remain in good, proper working condition.