Many homeowners install roller shutters because of their security benefits, but these strong and durable window and door coverings can also lower energy costs, help residents sleep better at night, and provide peace of mind. Window roller shutters are some of the most cost-efficient exterior home upgrades, because they provide the biggest benefit in noise reduction, energy consumption, and home security relative to other solutions available on the market.
What are Roller Shutters?
Roller shutters are manufactured out of aluminum and steel. They are installed onto the external portion of windows and other entrances of a home or business. They are extremely strong. When drawn down, window roller shutters are a great visual and physical deterrent from any intruder that might try to access your property. Aluminium roller shutters can be purchased in a range of different colours and patterns, meaning that they complement your home design. They also are available in a range of operational capacities, including a manual winder or in some form of motorised system such as a remote control or a panel switch. Classic roller shutters have been used for decades to protect and weather-proof storefronts for a variety of reasons.
Benefits of Installing Security Roller Shutters
Having your roller shutters installed will provide many lasting benefits:
1. Energy Efficiency, Noise Reduction and Insulation
Not only do roller shutters help keep solar heat outside, they also lock in air conditioning indoors. Did you know that air leaks around windows and doors cause an average home to waste up to 30% of its heating and cooling energy (Energy.gov)? By installing window roller shutters you can block out up to 90% of solar heat! According to Energy Australia, reducing the amount of energy used in the home can help some families save up to $850 annually. That is a huge efficiency that you could be missing out on! In addition, with the benefit of a motorized shutter, you will also be saving an additional 10% due to the design of the shutter itself (Somfy)
2. Security and Privacy
Roller shutters not only block out light and noise pollution from outdoors but keep your family safe. Enjoy movie night in peace and quiet, or even feel comfortable turning up your music without disturbing your neighbors. Roller shutters can be locked in place, and can even protect you in the event of a fire or wind storm. Never worry again about a stray ball-striking and breaking your window. Home security systems can take a backseat with roller shutters installed. These ultra-strong aluminum shutters are the best deterrent from anything life can throw your way.
3. Protect Yourself and Your Belongings From the Sun
Rather than spending copious amounts of money on blinds, curtains and furniture coverings, roller shutters are a one-stop-shop to prevent sun bleaching of your furniture, carpets, and other belongings. Even curtains cannot block all sun rays from entering your home. Aluminium roller shutters are an excellent investment to protect yourself from light, wind, and even heavy rain! They not only curb your energy footprint, but protect your other home investments along the way.
4. Increased Property Value
Installing roller shutters can increase your property value. Because you can literally lock-up your shutters as you head out for vacation or work, these shutters can decrease your costs of homeowners insurance including accident protection and theft insurance. They protect your house from fires, storms and intentional harm alike. If you plan on selling your home (be it in a year or a decade), you shutters can still be of value. They have an extremely long life and require very little maintenance- a great addition to any home or lifestyle.
How much are roller shutters, you might ask? Roller shutters are available for any budget. Our staff at Five Star Outdoors is always available to help answer any questions for you. Reach out today to receive a free quote and measure!