Now that the weather is warmer you may want to see how you shelter fared over the winter months.  Our shelters are designed to be high-quality and long lasting but some general maintenance may be required.  Here are some common situations you may experience and the simple ways to remedy them.

General Dirt:  Shelters located in high traffic areas and exposed to varying weather conditions may need a good exterior cleaning.  We recommend washing your shelter the same way you would wash your car.  A general car soap will loosen the dirt and rinse cleanly.  Simple Green works for tougher dirt and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or something similar should easily remove scuffs.

Graffiti:  Shelter Works buildings are designed to resist graffiti which makes clean up easy.  We recommend using Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) to remove spray paint from the walls of our shelters.  The solvent will have no effect on the gel coat or the color of the shelter.  Make sure to follow the packaging instructions on safety precautions when using MEK.  To see how simple removing graffiti is, watch this VIDEO.

Caulk: Inspect seals around the wall joints, windows, hoods, drip caps, vents, and any other wall openings for signs of peeling or cracking.  If you notice areas where the seal isn’t secure, cut away and remove any old caulk and debris.  Once the area is clean and dry, apply a new layer of caulk and smooth with your finger to finish.  Follow caulk manufacturer’s guidelines for application and dry time.  Here’s a VIDEO showing how easily its done.

Additional Repairs:  If you require additional maintenance and repairs you can visit our website’s Maintenance & Repair page for additional resources.  If you don’t see what you are looking for call us at (800) 794-8037 or email us at and we will be happy to help you.