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Guide to Roller Shutters

Guide to Roller Shutters

There are many benefits to installing roller shutters in your home, with the main being added privacy and security. Find out more in our blog.

What are outdoor roller shutters?

Ultimate guide to roller shutters

Roller shutters sit on the outside of your windows, and can be rolled up or down depending on your needs. They're available in many colours, so they can also function as an added decor element, or they can be made to blend in and be less noticeable.

Outdoor roller shutters versus outdoor shutters

Roller shutters are different to outdoor shutters, they are one continuous piece of aluminium, designed to provide blockout and added safety.

Outdoor shutters on the other hand are made up of horizontal slats, which can be opened up and angled to allow light to pass through, or to provide blockout when needed. They're not just used as window coverings, they're also a great way to close in an outdoor area.

Find out more about different outdoor window covering options in our guide.

Ultimate guide to roller shutters

Benefits of choosing outdoor roller shutters

Ultimate guide to roller shutters

There are a number of benefits as to why you should consider roller shutters for your home!

Installing roller shutters can help you feel safer in your home! Made from durable aluminium, roller shutters are incredibly difficult for people to penetrate, making them an excellent deterrent for potential burglars.

Roller shutters can also reduce your power bills as they add a layer of insulation to your windows. The aluminium helps to form a barrier, keeping warm air inside your home, meaning you can run your heater for a shorter time period.

If you're sensitive to light or like blockout blinds in your home, roller shutters can add this. When paired with indoor blinds or shutters, the double layer of blockout can make a big difference in your sleep quality.

Find out more of the benefits of shutters in our blog.

Can you put roller shutters on sliding doors?

Roller shutters are a great option for windows, however they aren't for sliding doors. When they're rolled up they would partially block some of the entranceway.

If you like the idea of having a shutter option for a door, consider sliding door shutters instead!

Roller shutters vs security screens

In terms of adding security to your home, roller shutters do a great job at creating a barrier that prevents anyone from trying to break through a window.

However, another option is choosing Crimsafe security screens, which can cover doors and windows.

Depending on your budget and preference, both options can give you the peace of mind of adding security to your home.

Ultimate guide to roller shutters - security

Can you paint roller shutters?

Roller shutters can technically be painted, but they do also come in a variety of colour options to suit your home decor preferences!

Painting the roller shutters may not provide a permanent solution, as it can chip overtime.

You're much better off choosing your desired colour when you order your custom made roller shutters.

How much do roller shutters cost?

There are many factors which contribute to the final quote for your home's shutters.

Things like the number of shutters you need, the dimensions of your window and any other customisations can change the price.

This is why we offer a completely obligation-free measure and quote so you know what your costs will be in advance!

Visit our website to book your preferred consultation time.

How to clean roller shutters

Cleaning roller shutters is a great way to keep them looking new and working well.

To give them a thorough clean, start by wiping over them with soapy water and then hosing them down.

You can either leave them to dry on their own if it's a warm day, otherwise use a cloth to remove the remaining water.

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