Manual Roller Shutters vs Motorised Shutters - Modern Group

Manual Roller Shutters vs Motorised Shutters

29 Jan 2023

Manual Roller Shutters vs Motorised Shutters

Manual roller shutters

If you’re looking to increase your level of home security, manual or motorised roller shutters may be the answer. These streamlined and stylish window shutters double up as a home security option with timeless aesthetic appeal — and Modern Group’s selection are bound to make your home improvement decisions a whole lot easier. Read on to find out more.

Electric Roller Shutters

A very popular choice in Australia, electric roller shutters are controlled by a small motor that opens and closes with the push of a button. These shutters can be operated by remote control or with a wall-mounted control panel. The motor used to open and close your shutters can easily be linked up to your electricity by a qualified electrician.

External roller shutters

Advantages of electric operated roller shutters:

  • Easy to open and shut
  • Ideal for homeowners who find manual shutters hard to open and close
  • Durable, offering secure protection from the elements and would-be intruders
  • Can be programmed to open and close at particular times of the day
  • Can be controlled remotely and through an app

Disadvantages of electric operated roller shutters:

  • More expensive than manual roller shutters.
  • May be affected by power outages or blackouts.

Manual Roller Shutters

Manual roller shutters use a winder for opening and closing. Manual shutters are also very popular with Australian property owners looking for a cost-effective method of controlling light and regulating the temperature. Manual winder shutters are fitted with the winder located on the inside, on the side of the window or door wall cavity.

Advantages of manual roller shutters:

  • Cheaper than electric roller shutters.
  • Durable and expertly made to provide excellent protection
  • No electricity supply is required
  • Function during a power outage or blackout.

Disadvantages of manual roller shutters:

  • Can be hard to open for some people.
  • Can only open or close one shutter at a time.

A Modern Group product specialist can visit your home for a free consultation and help you select the perfect shutter product at the best price. We are proud of being at the forefront of the latest developments in roller shutter technology. All our shutters are custom-made in Australia from the high quality materials.

Maintenance and warranty

Besides local production, high quality materials and professional installation, for added peace of mind, we also offer warranties on all our products including roller shutters. And in keeping with offering the best prices across our range of quality products, we offer finance options. Our roller shutters are also low maintenance, easy to clean and easy to keep looking like new for the long term. This makes them a cost-effective and hassle-free window treatment solution. Contact your local Modern team for any additional information on our warranties, servicing and maintenance on our range of products.

Are rolling shutters worth it?

Aussie homeowners choose quality roller shutters because of their many benefits. Modern roller shutters not only look great but are an effective deterrent against break-ins, providing both peace of mind and value for money — perfect for people who travel often or leave the house unattended for extended periods. Besides security, Modern roller shutters also provide temperature control for your home with specially engineered insulated slats. And with perforations between the slats, you can enjoy complete light block out or light control based on your needs. Rolling shutters also don’t take up any space in your home. As exterior window treatments, quality roller shutters professionally installed roll up neatly into an exterior headbox pelmet on top of your window or door.

Can manual roller shutters be converted to electric?

In some cases existing roller shutters can be converted to electric shutters simply and affordably. A conversion is a great way to bring old shutters back to life. Electric operation is also a consideration for homes in bushfire-prone areas where electric and remote control function can add peace of mind with the touch of a button. Besides control options, Modern also offer bushfire-rated shutters for an extra layer of protection for your home. Contact your local Modern team to chat more or for an in-home visit, free measure and free quote.

How Modern Can Help

Modern is a leading Australian home improvement specialist with more than 40 years’ experience offering high quality products, exceptional service and fast and reliable delivery. Our custom-made window treatments include motorised and manual roller shutters, plantation shutters, outdoor blinds and external louvre shutters. We showcase an extensive range of roller shutters with electric motors and manual winder boxes that are built tough for a long lifespan.

Make contact with Modern online or give your local team a call to arrange a free measure and free quote. We have expert teams countrywide from Sydney, Canberra and Perth, to QLD, Tassie, SA, Victoria and more! With decades of experience, your local Modern specialist can help you choose the best possible window treatment. We use the highest quality shutter materials for contemporary appeal and built to last. We’re here to help make home improvement easy, enhance your lifestyle and add value to your home.



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