Different Types of Roller Shutters

Roller shutters are a common sight in today’s world. Even the smallest of local shops can be fitted out with roller shutters for security and peace of mind while the business owner is away from the site! Roller shutters come in all manner of shapes and sizes, so you know you’ll always be able to find the perfect shutter solution for the specific needs of your business. But did you know there are many different types of roller shutters too? These categories can help to narrow down your search and find the best roller shutters for your needs! Interior vs Exterior Shutters As the names may suggest, interior and exterior roller shutters are installed on the inside and outside of a property, respectively. Exterior shutters are built for safety, security, and protection from the elements. This means that exterior shutters tend to be thicker, more heavy-duty, and better sealed from wind and rain. Interior shutters, on the other hand, are crafted to be versatile and light to allow for indoor installation, and they are usually designed to allow light or air through. Built-in vs Built-on Shutters The difference between built-in and built-on roller shutters is simple: built-in shutters are quite literally ‘built-in’ to the building, while built-on shutters are attached to the building’s exterior. Though a more costly option, built-in shutters will always offer the best aesthetics, as they hide all the shutters’ components and machinery above or around the window or door they are installed on. Built-on roller shutters can still offer incredibly security, but you’ll be stuck with a large exterior box to house the rolled-up shutter! Automatic vs Manual Shutters Manual roller shutters are ones that require you to operate the shutter physically and manually, lifting or lowering it as necessary. These are perfect for individual stores, but may be taxing for offices or other large buildings. Automatic shutters are those that are operated electronically, which are better suited to large sites where plenty of shutters need to be installed. Automatic roller shutters can be hooked up to solar panels or other forms of eco-friendly energy to save on your energy bills and help reduce your carbon footprint.

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