If you’re looking for a door or window coverings that are attractive, energy-efficient, durable and secure, then roller shutters are an excellent option. Roller shutters can be used for not only exterior but interior doorways and are available in both manual and electric models. Manual roller shutters operate with cords, cranks or springs, while electric models use automatic sensors, timers or wireless transmitters. With roller shutters, property owners can easily raise or lower the shutter to the desired height.
Roller shutters come in an array of designs, colours and styles, which means that finding a perfect match for your existing space or desired motif is easy. They also offer unparalleled protection from intruders and insects, noise and the elements.
In this post, we’ll examine some of the advantages of roller shutters in detail.
Doors and windows are the main culprits in lost thermal insulation. In fact, doors and windows account for 25%-40% of heat loss and more than 80% of UV absorption. When this combination of heat loss and UV absorption is mitigated, such as with roller shutters, energy bills are typically lowered by 30%. This is because roller shutters help keep your space cool in summer and warm in winter.
As an example, the thermal resistance (i.e. how well the object resists heat flow) of a standard double-glazed window is approximately R2 (RSI 0.35). However, a window with roller shutters has two to three times the thermal resistance, or R5 (RSI 0.88). This increase in thermal resistance translates into reduced energy loss through the window, especially during non-daylight hours, to the tune of an 18% reduction in the home’s energy bill.
Roller shutters also reduce a window’s U-rate (heat transfer) by up to 40%, which means that heat stays in during cooler months and cool air stays in during warmer months. Indeed, roller shutters have been shown to reduce heat loss by 90% and reduce cool air loss by 70%.
Roller shutters have been used for decades to keep burglars at bay. Created from heavy grade aluminium and steel, roller shutters are exceptionally difficult to breach. Simply having them installed acts as a deterrent against intrusion. They are also ideal for protecting your windows and doors from vandalism. Models come standard with auto-lock mechanisms and built-in security springs and include options such as sliding bolts and master key locks to protect your home or business and provide you with peace of mind.
Roller shutters protect your home from rain, the wind, the sun and other elements. Roller shutters are consequently popular in cyclone and bushfire regions, where the shutters protect windows and doors from flying debris, high winds and burning embers. But property owners in any area can benefit from the added weather protection that roller shutters provide. For example, if the sun is intense and the sunlight is creating too much glare, adjusting the shutters enables you to dim the room and keep the heat out to a comfortable level. Adjusting shutter in this way protects not only the property’s occupants but also helps protect the property’s furnishings and interior from UV damage.
Roller shutters also help you maintain existing windows and doors by shielding them from sand, dust, moisture and other weather by-products.
Noise proof your property and protect occupants from noise pollution with roller shutters. Especially for properties located in densely populated areas, roller shutters help keep the noise levels in your home in check by reducing noise by up to 50%. Just lower the roller shutters over your windows and doors to reduce the amount of noise that enters your property and create a quiet oasis despite what’s going on outside. Busy road traffic, construction, barking dogs, aeroplanes overhead and more will all fade into the background.
When safety, security and aesthetics are all important, roller shutters are the product of choice.