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7th August 2020

Transform Your Home with Residential Roller Shutters: A Comprehensive Guide

Enhance your home's security, privacy, and energy efficiency with our range of residential roller shutters. Whether manual or electric, our shutters come in a variety of types and colors, including custom shades matched to Farrow and Ball colors. This guide will explore the different options available, their benefits and limitations, and answer some common questions about maintenance and automation.

Types of Residential Roller Shutters

Built-In Roller Shutters: These shutters are integrated into the window frame during construction, providing a seamless look. They are ideal for new buildings or major renovations.

External Roller Shutters: Installed on the outside of windows, these offer robust protection and can be retrofitted to existing homes without altering window frames.

Insulated Roller Shutter: Insulated slats are ideal for Heat and Sound Insulation.

Security Rated Roller Shutters: Made from high-strength materials, interdependently attack tested, Insurance and Police approved. These shutters are designed to protect against break-ins and severe weather conditions.

Roller Garage Doors: Range of insulated roller garage doors provide Security, Insulation and can enhance the look of your home.

Operation Modes

Manual Operation:

Pros:

  • Cost-effective
  • Simple to install
  • No reliance on power

Cons:

  • Requires physical effort
  • Not ideal for large or hard-to-reach windows


Electric Operation:

Pros:

  • User-friendly
  • Can be integrated with smart home systems
  • Remote controlled for convenience

Cons:

  • More expensive
  • Requires power, so may be affected by outages
  • Needs professional installation

Integrating Modern Convenience with Somfy Home Automation for Your Roller Shutters

When considering upgrading your residential roller shutters, incorporating modern automation can significantly enhance convenience and functionality. One of the leading solutions in this area is Somfy Home Automation, a system designed to streamline the operation of roller shutters through advanced technology. Here’s why you might consider integrating Somfy with your roller shutters:

What is Somfy Home Automation?

Somfy is a globally recognised brand specializing in the automation of window coverings, including roller shutters. Their systems allow for remote operation via a smartphone app, wall-mounted controls, or voice command through integration with popular smart home assistants like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit.

Benefits of Choosing Somfy for Your Roller Shutters:

Convenience: Operate your shutters without needing to manually adjust each one. With just a click on your device or a simple voice command, you can open or close your shutters from anywhere, anytime.

Energy Efficiency: Set schedules to open or close shutters at optimal times to save on heating and cooling costs. For example, lowering shutters during the hottest part of the day to keep your home cool, or raising them during winter days to capture free solar heating.

Enhanced Security: Use the automatic settings to simulate occupancy when you are away from home, which can deter potential intruders. Somfy's robust system also integrates with your home security system for added protection.

Increased Longevity: Automated movement ensures that the shutters are always operated smoothly and correctly, reducing wear and tear compared to manual handling.

Smart Home Integration: Somfy’s compatibility with other smart home devices means you can integrate your shutters into scenes and routines, enhancing the overall smart functionality of your home.

Colour Options

Our shutters come in a range of colors and finishes to complement your home's exterior. We specialise in custom color matching, including the ability to match any Farrow and Ball color, ensuring that our shutters perfectly align with your existing decor.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can roller shutters reduce noise? Yes, in addition to improving thermal insulation, our shutters significantly reduce noise pollution from outside.

Are there any maintenance requirements? Roller shutters require annual maintenance, including regular cleaning and occasional lubrication of moving parts.

What is the lifespan of a roller shutter? With proper care, residential roller shutters can last for decades, providing long-term security and energy benefits.

Can shutters be installed on any type of window? Yes, our range includes options suitable for all window and door shapes and sizes We are unable to do Skylights and Horizontal openings.

Summary

Residential roller shutters are an excellent investment for enhancing the security, efficiency, and aesthetics of your home. Whether manual or electric, our shutters offer customisable options to meet all your needs. With our wide range of colors, including matching Farrow and Ball paints, you can ensure they perfectly match your home’s style. Explore more about our products and services by contacting us today or visiting our website.

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