Introduction to Roller Shutters
What are roller shutters?
Roller shutters are exterior shutters that are mounted above a door or window in a secure headbox which can be rolled down to provide a shield of protection for a door or window as needed. Roller shutters are available in a range of colours and sizes to suit diverse styles and tastes.
Roller shutters are typically made from either steel or aluminium. The first aluminium roller shutter was developed in Germany and today, quality aluminium roller shutters are the external shutter of choice by manufacturers, property owners and developers.
High quality roller shutters are made of aluminium slats that are joined together to provide a protective barrier for residential windows and sliding doors, as well as garage doors and shop fronts. Within each aluminium slat there are layers of special insulated foam designed to absorb heat in summer and retain warm air during winter. Roller shutters also have perforations between slats to see outside when desired.
How do roller shutters work?
Roller shutters operate by easily rolling up or down advanced side guides securely fitted onto both sides of a window or door. Modern roller shutters adhere to Australian building design standards, making access to shutter side guides minimal — in the down position this design is intended to stop intruders breaking in.
And when you want your roller shutters open, they roll up neatly upwards into a secure exterior headbox on the outside top of a window or door. From the inside, in the up position, your view is unobstructed. As exterior window treatments, roller shutters don’t take up any space inside of your home. For added versatility, because roller shutters have perforations between the slats allowing light in without outsiders seeing in your home.
Types of roller shutter systems
There are a few types of roller shutter control systems available in Australia. This includes electric motors, battery, and manual winders. Electric motors and manual winders are popular options in the Aussie market.
With a range of functionality options, Australian homeowners can choose between manual operation or remote control electric motors for their roller shutters based on personal preference and budget.
Electric roller shutters
Motorised roller shutters allow you to raise and lower your shutters conveniently with a touch of a button. Electric roller shutters with remote control functionality offer a complete shutter solution, removing the need to manually wind the shutter handle.
Modern’s temperature and weather sensors are also viable product features that are able to automatically close the roller shutters depending on the weather. Areas prone to extreme changes in weather conditions may find this the best roller shutter option.
Manual roller Shutters
Manual roller shutters require you to physically wind down the roller shutter door. By turning the manual handler, the window shutter will slowly move upwards or downwards.
Benefits of Roller Shutters
Increased home security
One of the main benefits of installing roller shutters is to deter break-ins and keep your home and family safe. If an intruder were to attempt forced entry, the positioning and design of a professionally installed roller window shutter would make it very difficult to pry open. Besides being a physical barrier specifically designed to resist forced entry and vandalism, roller shutters are also an excellent visual deterrent.
Bushfire and weather protection
Beyond the benefits as security shutters, property owners also choose roller shutters for weather protection — Australia’s climate can be extreme. Professionally installed high quality roller shutters can protect your home from intense heat, damaging hail, high winds and pelting rain.
For homes in Australian bushfire-prone areas, Modern’s roller shutter range includes heavy duty bushfire-rated shutters to add an extra layer of protection to your home. Motorised remote control functionality adds touch-of-a-button speed to heavy duty roller shutter doors.
Light and noise reduction
If you live on a busy road, near airports, highways or schools, noise pollution may be a problem. Roller shutters are a very effective way to block out excessive noise from local surroundings.
Aluminium roller shutters are designed to reduce and control the level of noise significantly — up to 50%. Roller shutters also block out light — either completely in the down position or allow some light in if you choose with the use of perforations. Close the door on old curtains and traditional blinds and say hello to new and effective window protection technology!
Insulation means energy cost savings
Energy prices are constantly on the rise adding to the cost of living. An electric or manual roller shutter is insulative and reduces the need for air conditioning and heating systems. Quality roller shutters lower power consumption and provide insulation — a long-term cost-effective way to keep hot air out in summers and warm air in during winters.
Contact Modern for a free measure and free quote
Besides looking for the best roller shutters, there are additional things to be aware of when installing roller shutters, which include professional installation versus DIY. Modern recommends the professional installation and not DIY. With professional installation, you can enjoy a perfect fit, reliable use and fewer maintenance costs and repairs in the long run.
Make contact today for a no-obligation free measure and free quote. We have expert teams countrywide including Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Central Coast, Canberra and Launceston. We’ve been around for more than 40 years offering quality products backed by warranties, professional installation, service excellence, and fast and reliable delivery. Enquire online or call us to discuss Modern roller shutters or for more information about our extensive range of window treatments to enhance your lifestyle and add value to your home.
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