What Should I look for in Roller Shutters

What Should I look for in Roller Shutters

You need to ask yourself why I am having a shutter fitted, they all restrict access for sure and are pretty much all the same animals. But they do come in vastly different styles and operations which if in place for many years, you must get right first time to avoid making errors and having to tolerate them. So dependent on whether it is for personnel access, vehicle access or just over a window and how frequently it will be used, you must consider the following points:

Control: Will the control be inside or outside, will it need to be authorised such as a key switch, or will an up/down button inside the property be ok. Should it be remote control, or do I need multiple shutters to activate together in one single operation such as perimeter office windows. If I choose a manual shutter, am I happy to open and close it by hand every time? Or would the cost of an electrician to put in a spur/ supply and a roller shutter with a motor make life easier over years of use.

Type: The decision of which shutter type is basically down to its application. You wouldn’t fit a haul chain manual shutter on an internal office window, just as you wouldn’t fit a continental aluminum shutter on a 4×4 loading bay. So type is about the security level and how you want it to look once fitted. If looks are not important, great, you can go for the industrial traditional range and have the most secure option, with a further option to have it coated in any standard real colour or stick with the galvanized base material. Options also include perforated for vision and airflow, also punch with slotted rectangular holes.

Does the shutter need to look good, and does it need to be insulated to keep the cold out?

Such as an internal office window where it would have to blend into its surroundings, or the front of your home where it would need to look good and maybe keep the cold out for the garage to be used as a hobby space or workshop.

Traditional/ Industrial – Security only with no aesthetics other than coated option, perforated, or slotted.

Continental aluminum – Slim line and compact for smaller windows and doors, usually used inside.

Seceuroglide – Slimline and insulated with choice of finishes.

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Posted: 18-05-2021