Are Roller Shutters Worth It?
Quality roller shutters can be a great investment and there are many reasons to consider adding them to your home – from increasing safety and security to improving ventilation and managing light control throughout the day.
If you’re wondering if they’re worth it, then the simple answer is yes. Almost every homeowner will find some benefit in adding them to their windows. Here are a few of the top reasons why they’re such a worthwhile investment.
They prevent light from getting in
One of the most obvious advantages of roller shutters is that they can provide excellent light control when rolled down. For those who work night shifts, the ability to totally block the sun is highly sought after. With roller shutters you’ll not only be able to block the sun from entering your home, you’ll also notice a reduction in noise.
Increases home security
One of the main reasons why many people choose to add shutters to their home or commercial space is because they increase security. Adding external rollers shutters to windows is a great deterrent against burglaries and home invasions – shutters made from aluminium materials are highly resistant to scratching or cracking, even when under assault and will stay locked against intruders.
Another popular reason to opt for shutters is because they increase privacy. With aluminium shutters and external shutters it’s easy to block prying eyes from getting a look into your home, whilst still maintaining the flexibility to open your windows up to the world when you need to. Aluminium louvred shutters are an excellent choice where privacy is a concern because they come with a range of hinge options – fixed, hinged and sliding bi-fold – so it’s easy to control visibility.
If you’d prefer to maintain as much visibility as possible, then products like Easyview shutters are an excellent choice. Easyview shutters provide protection from the elements whilst maintaining the view of outdoors spaces.
Insulates your home
Shutters add a buffer zone to your windows and can have a dramatic impact on the level of insulation inside your home. Aluminium shutters especially are highly effective at prevent heat from both penetrating and escaping your home, which means you’ll find it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Better insulation means less need for energy zapping appliances like your air conditioner and your heater which means you’ll enjoy lower energy bills year-round.
Protects against extreme weather
Not only do shutters provide protection against the suns rays, they’re also great for protecting the interior of your home from rain, hail and extreme heat. Many people who live in areas that regularly experience storms choose to add shutters to their windows to protect their homes from damage.
Protects from fire damage
Every Australian understands the devastation that bushfires can cause. Many of us have had firsthand experience of how terrifying an uncontrolled bushfire can be, or have seen the news reports each year during bushfire season. For those living in fire prone areas, Firesafe shutters could potentially be life saving. At The Blinds Gallery, our FireSafe shutters have been successfully performance tested, exposed to a radiant heat as severe as to 40 kw/m2 and comply with AS3959-2009.
They can be motorised
Roller shutters can improve the comfort and convenience of your home through motorisation. Our PowerSmart shutters are designed with a low voltage system that is completely independent of mains power. Safety back-up systems ensure that in the event of a fire or emergency your shutters can still be opened so that you can escape from your home.
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For a free measure and quote or advice from our expert team on the best material for your plantation shutters, get in contact with us today or visit us at one of our showrooms!
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On each occasion when dealing with the staff I have received excellent service. The sales team have been very knowledgeable regarding the product they are selling.
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Right from the moment of meeting you Ferne, helping pick out the curtains and being patient with the decision making of two girls who can’t make up their mind, to the two men who came to install them. They were amazing, there was no mess left, they were polite and did such a great job at the install.
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I wish to say how delighted I am with the blinds that you recently made and installed for me. I must also mention that your prices were excellent compared to other quotes I received.
Janine - Jolimont
I would just like to say what wonderful customer service Michelle gave me when I came into the display showroom. I had a good idea of what I wanted but Michelle made suggestions and recommendations and showed me products I wasn't familiar with.
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Luke - Caversham
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for our amazing shutters they look amazing and really finish the house off. Lee was great to - very thorough and clean. Customer service was of very high standard and i would have no hesitation in recommending you. Thanks again.
Dea - Gwelup
Just to say "thank you" to everyone involved in the quoting, measuring, manufacture and instillation of internal shutters. We had a few hiccoughs upstairs but these problems were addressed and resolved. Downstairs went like clockwork. Manufacturing time was much less and instillation was quick, clean and efficient thanks to Lee and Say who were like a well oiled machine. Great teamwork. Absolutely love the product and due to the efficiencies and the manner in which problems were handled, I would have no hesitation in recommending The Blinds Gallery.
Hilary - Fremantle
I recently purchased some shutters from The Blinds Gallery. These beautiful cream shutters have added value to my property. I am eternally grateful for their business qualities and kindness. The installers, Neil and partner, where very professional with there work ethic and could not have been more pleasant. I'd also like to thank Giulia and Celia. Thank you all very much.
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