Roller shutters are like a cross between shutters and blinds; they roll up into a housing unit above the window, and they're typically installed on the exterior of the home rather than the interior. There are many reasons why homes may come with roller shutters or why you may want to have them installed outside your home's windows. Note a few of their advantages and benefits.
1. Keeps windows safe during storms
One major reason to install roller shutters on your home is that they protect the windows during a storm. Hail and high winds won't break and shatter the shutters as they might your windows. If you live in an area with high risk of hurricanes, tornadoes, tropical storms, or any other type of weather that might break your windows, roller shutters can be a good choice.
2. Keeps windows clean
Some storms and other inclement conditions may not be dangerous to your windows, but they can leave them downright filthy. Heavy rains may leave streaks, and when dust is kicked up, this too can add a layer of dirt over your windows that may take hours to clean up. To keep your windows clean, have roller shutters installed so you can just close them in bad weather conditions and protect your windows.
3. Noise insulation
Indoor blinds and curtains may do very little to provide noise insulation inside your home, but roller shutter installation can keep out sound waves that travel through your windows. If you live near a school, freeway, production facility, or anywhere else that translates into high levels of noise, consider roller shutters at least for the side of your home facing the nuisance. You can close them when noise levels are at their peak and, in turn, more readily enjoy your home.
Curtains and indoor blinds do nothing to enhance your home's security other than block someone's view to the inside. Roller shutters, however, can add a level of safety and security to your home. Because they are so sturdy and stiff, they are very difficult to bend or otherwise break so that an intruder can get to your windows. Some may even have a locking feature so that they cannot be easily forced back into their housing unit above the window. If you travel often and are concerned about someone breaking in or just want an added layer of security at night, consider roller shutters that you can close as needed.Share
1 October 2015
Welcome to my blog. My name is Colin, and I work in a library in a small town. As we don't have a lot of patrons, we have a lot of downtime, and I am allowed to read during that time if no shelving needs to be done. Fiction was my first love, but over years at the library, I have delved into a range of other topics, including ones I thought would never interest me. In particular, I have done a lot of reading on garage doors, which is a surprisingly interesting topic. I wanted to create a blog so decided to throw my focus there. I hope you like these tips and ideas on garage doors and that they help you.