Roller shutters are fast becoming a popular contemporary feature in Australian homes.
Due to the fact that they come in a variety of designs and colours, they’re a home improvement that adds style as well as value. They can also make your home more energy efficient, and who doesn’t want to save money on the power bill? Here are some key reasons why customers tell us they love roller shutters:
They Increase Your Home’s Security
Roller shutters can be used on both doors and windows and are an effective way of making your home more secure. If properly locked, burglars have a hard time opening them from the outside because they’re made from a tough, durable material. Just seeing the shutters will make them think twice about attempting to break in.
They Offer More Privacy
If your house has rooms that are street facing and exposed to prying eyes, then roller shutters offer a means of making them more private. You can control the level of privacy by rolling down the shutters to the required level at any time of day or night.
They Provide Welcome Shade
Roller shutters are ideally suited to the Australian climate and are especially useful during the long hot summers we have. Roll them down in the morning before you go to work so the house is protected from the sun during the day, and nice and cool for you to come home to. Your furniture and carpets will also stay in much better condition.
Great for Insulation
As well as keeping your home cool in summer, they also act as an effective insulator in winter by keeping the warm air inside the house. This is great news as it means your air conditioning and heating system won’t have to work as hard, and you’ll get a nice surprise each month on your power bill.
Noise & Light Control
For anyone that needs a dark room, for example getting some sleep if you work night shifts, roller shutters block out the light completely. They’re also very effective at blocking out noise, high quality ones can block out around 60%, so it’s worth getting them installed if you have noisy neighbours. It also works both ways, if you’re making a lot of noise then you won’t disturb them.
They Offer Protection From the Elements
Perhaps the greatest benefit of installing quality roller shutters is that they protect your home from damaging weather. During storm season when lashing rain, strong winds, hail and debris can easily break windows they’re a godsend. Some shutters are also fire resistant and can act as an outside barrier, protecting your possessions from going up in flames.
Ready for some roller shutters? Contact our friendly team today for advice on what roller shutters best suit your home, or to book in a free measure and quote. We have leading market brands such as OzRoll, Shutter Concepts and more.