With temperatures set to reach an all-time high this month, Queensland residents are bracing for the sweltering heat in any way they can.
From blow-up backyard pools to Zooper Dooper parties, ice baths and even early business closures, social media is exploding with funny stories of #heatwavesurvival. But there’s one stylish and affordable solution that everyone is talking about, and that’s roller shutters!
What are roller shutters?
Roller shutters are shutters that are designed to roll down over your windows, fitting very closely and securely. They stop direct sunlight from beaming through your windows and are one of the best ways to reduce the heat in your home. They also provide cost-savings by reducing electricity and air conditioning costs. Other benefits include enhanced airflow, added security and privacy, protection against storms and improved sleep from the blackout features.
Why are roller shutters the best method for heat reduction?
Did you know that almost 90% of the heat inside your home is transmitted through your windows? The sun generates shortwave solar radiation rays that penetrate normal glass relatively easily. This means that the surfaces in your home are vulnerable to absorbing heat and retaining it for long periods of time.
For example, you may have experienced warm concrete flooring or brick walls that feel like they’re radiating heat. Or perhaps a bathroom that traps the heat like no other room in your home? During a summer heatwave, some surfaces in your home can even radiate heat to you all night as you try to sleep.
Roller shutters reflect the sun’s rays and prevent them from penetrating your windows. While curtains and blinds can help with this, they simply can’t give you the same level of insulation as roller shutters. Roller shutters can reduce thermal transfer by up to 90%, protecting both your family and your belongings from fading, bubbling and condensation damage.
Huge electricity savings
During the hot summer months, most Queenslanders have their air conditioning unit blasting all day and all night, resulting in huge electricity bills. Roller Shutters can help you reduce your bills and save up to 33% of the energy use in your home. You’ll be able to see a huge difference in just a month!
Interested in adding roller shutters to your home? Call us today to claim your free measure and quote.