Reasons Why You Need Roller Shutters

Roller shutters are an undeniably popular feature in modern homes. But have you paused to think about what they are exactly, and what the fuss is all about? Well, let’s find out. 

Simply put, roller shutters are external coverings to doors and windows. Typically made of metal, they’re rolled up/ down either with a control panel or remote control. Some of the most common metal types used include steel and aluminium.

Naturally, your first thought might be ‘BORING!’

And we don’t blame you. After all, steel and aluminium don’t exactly scream out party. However, living in the 21st century certainly means that you’re spoilt for choice. When you actually start looking into it, you’ll find that shutters are available in a range of choices. So finding the right one to complement your home won’t be as difficult as you might imagine.

Our sleek and stylish collection of roller shutters are designed to best protect your assets, and keep you safe. In our books, they’re security that looks good and works even better! Instead of having to invest in several different products periodically, you can opt for this all-in-one solution. We certainly recommend them for all-round protection for you and your family.

So how exactly can you do this? Here, we cover some key benefits roller shutters offer in detail. We look at a range of areas where they’re useful, and how they can help. Everything you need to know about roller shutters is listed here.

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1. Insulation

Insulation for a home is very important. It can help with a quieter and cooler living environment, which after all, is essential for comfort. 

However, most homeowners don’t pay a lot of attention to this. And to be honest, it isn’t because they don’t want to, they just don’t know what to do or where to start.

For homes that are situated more regionally or away from the city jungle, sound isn’t too much of an issue. You wouldn’t have vehicles travelling all day long, so sound pollution is at a minimum. However, regulating temperature is necessary.

Homes that are in the cityscapes or near highways however, have something else to contend with altogether. If you’ve been to one of these places, you know how incessant the noise can be. Living in such a place can take a toll on you, with the constant rumblings going on. Again, regulating temperature is necessary for these homes. 

What both of these houses can benefit from, are roller shutters. Not only can they offer insulation from cold/hot air from the outside, they can also keep out sound. Major highways tend to see vehicles on the road even in the wee hours of the night. Trying to sleep through the din isn’t exactly pleasant. But if you have roller shutters installed, you’ll be able to sleep better with outside air and sound shut out.

2. Roller Shutters Help with Temperature Control

Does your home feel bi-polar to you? Is it suddenly just really hot, then cold again? And does this happen several hundred times a day?

Well, hop aboard! 

It may surprise you to know that you’re not the only one dealing with this unsavoury situation. In fact, more homes than you know are facing this daily battle. Aside from being a downright annoyance, it can be extremely inconvenient. Picture having just put your baby to sleep, then having to noiselessly glide about the house to fix the thermostat. Do that a few times, and the baby is sure to wake up. And then you’ve got to start the process all over again. 

Or perhaps you’ve been looking forward to a nice hot dinner after work, so you rush home cursing the traffic. You’ve been dying to find out what happens in the next episode of Ozark, and can’t wait to settle into the couch. After what feels like an eternity, you pull into your driveway. Ah! Home sweet home!

THE PROBLEM

There you are, all cleaned-up, dinner on your lap, remote in hand. Before you know it, you’re watching the episode with bated breath. Then, as you’re about to dig into your first bite, there’s a change in the air. It’s suddenly colder and you’re shivering, and you’re not a happy camper. Though you first imagine it’s the heater, it turns out it’s not. Your food is now cold and you’re in despair. Why me?! You just want to relax! What now?

This is a situation that commonly happens when your home isn’t insulated properly. Insulation is key to ensuring that the air temperature in your home is regulated consistently. And as it turns out, glass windows are the main culprit in facilitating air transfer internally and externally. But of course, you can’t do away with the windows totally now can you? So what’s the solution?

The right window furnishings of course. You can combine both indoor coverings and roller shutters for better insulation. Roller shutters in particular, will ensure your home maintains a stable temperature at all times. That’s because they cover the openings tightly, not allowing anything to pass through. You can manoeuvre them throughout the day, to make the most of the sun, then roll them down at night.

3. Roller Shuttes are Ideal for Safety & Security

Another critical factor for a comfortable home. When it comes to safety and security, roller shutters are second-to-none. They are so tightly attached to openings, that when closed no intruder can pry them away. In fact, they’d probably spend all night trying to remove them. So instead of alerting you to an unwanted presence on your property like alarm systems do, roller shutters act as a deterrent. It’s a case of being safe rather than sorry.

More often than not, this is the primary reason most choose to opt for roller shutters. Either they’ve experienced a break-in and no longer feel safe in their own home, or they want to prevent it. Whichever of these it is, security is the recurring theme. Keep in mind that burglars tend to generally go for homes that are easier to access. With roller shutters protecting you, yours won’t be one of them. So the next time you find yourself asking ‘Are roller shutters any good for security?’ you can confidently say yes.


4. Aesthetics and Usage

A home should be functional and practical of course, but you also want it to look good. So won’t roller shutters take that way?

Not quite. Maybe the roller shutters of yore were an eyesore, but today they’re works of art. The use of modern-day technology has made it possible for us to mould metals better, and integrate colours. Overall, roller shutters sport a clean, minimal look, so they give your home a modern twist. We’re especially proud of our shutters for being both practical and good-looking. You have a very high chance of finding something that fits just right.

Then of course, we need to think about operation and usage. The thought of having to manually raise and lower your shutters is probably not very appealing. Which is why fortunately they come with motorisation options. This means that you can operate from anywhere in the house, with a remote control. Some of these options even include solar-power.

All our roller shutters have manual operation built into them, even if they’re motorised. This is to ensure that no matter what happens, you can still operate them without hassle.

5. Boost the Value of Your Home

As a homeowner, you would want to maximise on the value of your property. This is especially important if you’re hoping to sell one day. Roller shutters are certainly a point of attraction for buyers, with one less thing to worry about. They serve a range of pragmatic purposes as you may have seen. 

Nowadays, it’s all too common for people to look for such features when looking for a home. In fact, they’ll even consider investing in roller shutters if the home doesn’t have them. Being able to offer this from the get-go will instantly perk their interest. You will also have an upper-hand in the market, as it can be one of the benefits in your listing. Plus, you can also factor this into your sale price.

Aside from this, budget-conscious home buyers will also be attracted by the potentially lower cost-of-living. For instance, as roller shutters help with insulation, they can keep your energy bills down. Which means less expenses for the new owners. Families in particular, will find this quite lucrative. It’s also a key point for environmentally-minded buyers. Reducing the amount of energy used can help lower carbon footprint.


Conclusion

All in all, roller shutters satisfy a range of practical needs in your home. Not only will they help you live more comfortably thanks to more stable temperatures, they can also save you money. Additionally, they give you ultimate peace of mind when it comes to safety and security. You can also couple them with security screen doors if you wish. How good does it feel to soundly sleep through the night, knowing you and your family are protected?

Roller shutters also have the ability to add to curbside appeal, thanks to the many variations they’re now available in. They’re no longer giant bits of metal, but more streamlined and elegant external window coverings. We highly recommend looking into them, if you’re looking to elevate your home. Just remember not to confused roller blinds with roller shutters.

Protect your assets with our sleek & stylish roller shutters. Do reach out to us and book an appointment to arrange for a consultant to come out and assess your needs. We will give you our recommendations, and what we think is the best way to go. It’s not about simply dictating, we ensure you understand every step of the process. We can even help you decide on a design and colour, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.