What are the Benefits of External Roller Shutters?
There are plenty of benefits to external roller shutters including:
Security and Privacy – Not only do external roller shutters deter burglars, but also make it much more difficult for intruders to physically get into your home or commercial building. In addition to this, the design of outdoor roller shutters means that it would be very difficult for outsiders to be able to see into your home or business, providing additional privacy.
Noise Reduction – Whether you want to shut the noise out or keep the noise in, external roller shutters are great at reducing the noise which is especially beneficial in built-up, noisy city areas.
Fire Protection – External roller shutters, in particular fire-rated shutters, are built with special materials which can withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of fire. Fire-rated shutters are available with advanced fire detection and suppression systems to quickly detect fire and automatically shut.
Who Needs External Roller Shutters?
When it comes to outdoor shutters, there is no set rule as to who should and shouldn’t have them. However, here are some examples of how we have seen outdoor shutters being used during our 30-plus years in the industry:
Retail – Retail businesses want to be able to leave their shop at the end of the day with the confidence that everything will still be as they left it the following day. However, with smashed shop windows and stolen property happening as a common occurrence, costing time and money, implementing a retail shutter such as an external window shutter or a security shutter is a great security investment. Commercial Businesses - Similarly to retail businesses, commercial businesses are likely to house expensive equipment such as computers or tools which may be appealing to burglars. Commercial roller shutters (which can be customised to suit your specific business requirements) are a guaranteed way to safety-proof a business and protect the contents of the building. Reducing Fire Risks - In addition to security, the risk of fire is another concern for businesses due to the cost and safety implications involved. Fire-rated shutters are designed to withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of flames and smoke, eliminating the risk of extensive damage to the building and its contents.These types of external shutters tend to be used in commercial and industrial buildings such as warehouses, factories and retail businesses.Residential Properties - Over the years, external window shutters for residential properties have become increasingly popular due to homeowners wanting to improve the security and energy efficiency of their homes. Domestic shutters are available in a variety of styles and colours to suit any home exterior, so home security can be improved, without compromising on style.
Things to Consider When Choosing External Shutters
Once you’ve decided that you want to invest in an external roller
shutter for your home or business, there are a few things to consider:
Where do you want them installed? – While roller shutters provide plenty of benefits, it’s important to really consider the placement to maximise the benefits. Do you have a main window that could block out your main natural light source if you cover it with a shutter?
What is the size/shape of your windows/doors? – Because there is no
one-size-fits-all when it comes to roller shutters, it’s important to
correctly measure the area in which you wish to have one fitted to
ensure you choose the right one for your commercial/residential
property. If you’re unsure of how to do this, we can assist you with
measuring your space.
Do you want a manual or electric roller shutter? - When it comes to external roller shutters, you are able to choose from either a manual or electrical. Both are effective products, however, an electric shutter provides slightly easier accessibility and speed when opening and closing which is beneficial for businesses wanting to save time. However, if you are looking for a roller shutter for your residential property, a manual shutter is a more affordable option.
With over 20 years of experience in the roller shutter industry and a large network of installers all across the UK, Security Direct UK will be able to help you find the right product for you at a competitive price. Simply visit our Roller Shutters near me to find an installer near you.