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Why Homeowners are Installing Roller Shutters for Storm Protection

By in Shutters

Meteorologists are predicting a very active and severe storm season for Brisbane, so with thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and cyclones on the horizon, are you doing enough to protect your home?

If you haven’t already, now’s a good time to think about installing roller shutters as storm protection.

Why roller shutters? As well as giving you peace of mind, roller shutters can ensure your home escapes major damage during storm season.

Protect your windows from storm debris

Roller shutters provide a physical barrier to your home’s most vulnerable openings during storms: the windows. They prevent flying debris or hailstones from smashing the glass and damaging household goods and furnishings inside.

Cyclone force winds can also put a huge amount of pressure on your windows, and without external protection they may shatter. Anyone standing next to an unprotected window may be harmed if this occurs. A broken window or windows also leaves your home exposed to rain, wind and flying debris. Roller shutters prevent this and keep your home and family safe from the elements.

Roller shutters have a secure locking mechanism that prevents debris and wind from loosening them. Lockable shutters will not only protect your home during storm season but also give protection against burglary and vandalism all year round.

Which roller shutters do I need?

You need roller shutters that are made from tough aluminium slats, have been tested to withstand the harshest storm conditions, and that are durable for many years to come.

As there’s no one-size-fits-all roller shutter, the best way to choose the right fit for your windows and your budget is to have a professional installer visit your home to do a free measure and quote.

Don’t wait until storm season is well underway, get onto it now!

Tips to Further Protect Your Home During Storm Season

As well as installing roller shutters for storm season here are some more things you can do to protect your home:

  • Brace your garage door
  • Install deadbolts on doors
  • Fix loose roof tiles or shingles
  • Seal areas where wires enter the home
  • Trim trees and remove dead branches

At Allied all our measure and quotes are free, so why wait? Book your appointment today.