Although many people cover their windows on the inside with blinds and curtains, this only partially shades the house. The sunlight still hits the windows and heats them up before heating up the window furnishings and the room beyond. External roller shutters are the ideal solution to this problem, as they stop heat from hitting the window. They can actually reduce the temperature of the glass by as much as 4oC!
Where to Use
Modern roller shutters are designed specifically for use on the exterior of our homes windows. Due to the way they are installed and operated, they are not suitable for covering doors or for screening in alfresco areas. Some of the key reasons behind the popularity of exterior roller shutters include their ability to improve the security of the home and their ability to protect your windows from the elements.
Caring for your Shutters
The good news is that both manual and motorised roller shutters have very low maintenance requirements, although regularly cleaning is a must to avoid a build up of dirt and debris that may stop them from operating smoothly. Every three months or so, you should brush out the ventilation holes and the surface of roller shutters for windows. You can then hose them down, following this up with a sponge and mild detergent solution. Rinse them with the hose and wipe down again to dry.
Why choose Roller Shutters from Energy Window Fashions?
Privacy & Light Control
One of the main reasons that homeowners are interested in roller shutters online is their ability to provide maximum control over privacy and light in the home. They are a perfect option, as they cover the window entirely.
If you live on a busy street, excessive noise could be a problem. The insulating properties of these shutters can actually help to reduce the ambient noise level by as much as 10dB or even more, making your home much more comfortable.
One of the main reasons that homeowners choose to install motorised roller shutters is that they significantly improve the security of their homes. This can be especially useful if you’re planning on going away.
The addition of shutters can also provide your home with year-round protection against storms, severe wind, rain, hail and even flying debris. The last thing you want to deal with in the dead of winter is broken window.
FAQ’s about Roller Shutters
How can these shutters be operated?
There are generally two methods of operation available – manual (which utilises winders) and motorised (which utilises either a remote control or control panel).
Can these shutters improve my home’s energy efficiency?
Yes. Our products are able to offer your home additional insulation, helping the internal temperature to stay at a comfortable level and even lowering your energy bills.
Are these shutters suitable commercially?
Yes. Many of our customers are interested in a commercial installation, as they will improve the external look of your premises as well as protect it from intrusion.
Locations We Service
Melbourne & Surrounds
We are proud to offer exterior shutters to Melbourne and surrounds, including: Brighton, Burwood, Cranbourne, Doncaster, Carnegie, Knoxfield, Mentone, Kew, Toorak, Mount Waverley, Vermont and the Mornington Peninsula.