What are exterior roller shutters for?
Exterior roller shutters were originally constructed for light control, privacy, security and protection from the elements. Functionally roller shutters are mounted above the window allowing the roller shutter curtain to either roll down and cover the window to roll up and expose the window to full light hinge on each side of a window, the curtain moves up and down in an enclosed tracking system. The are very popular in European homes to keep the homes warm in winter and cooler in summer. The other major attraction is they provide an excellent deterrent to thieves. With the recent bush fires we are again seeing people look at the use of BAL-29, BAL40 and BAL-FZ roller shutters to protect their home in the event of fire.
How do External Roller Shutters Block out Noise
External Roller shutters will help eliminate up to 80% of all noise entering your home but neither soundproof windows nor roller shutters will eliminate 100% of all external noises. Glass blocks a different frequency of sound to aluminium, as well, so blocking both reduces the overall noise levels considerably.
Do exterior roller shutters keep heat out?
External Roller Shutters can reduce heat loss through glass windows in winter by up to 70%. As the roller shutters are fitted externally, they create an insulated air pocket between the shutter and the window. A saving of up to 30% in your heating bills through lower energy consumption.
Do external roller shutters stop condensation?
Exterior Roller Shutters can reduce heat loss through glass windows in winter by up to 70%. As the roller shutters are fitted externally, they create an insulated air pocket between the shutter and the window. Thus a reduction in condensation on glass.
Do exterior roller shutters insulate?
Exterior roller shutters are in fact quite insulating. This is because many roller shutters are made to be fully insulated, so that they stop heat from entering or leaving your home. Roller shutters can actually stop heat by up to 90 percent and stop up to 70 percent of cold. There are foam filled roller shutters and air filled roller shutters, depending on your requirements both system provide different benefits.
How Are Exterior Roller Shutters Controlled?
Traditionally roller shutters we either pull-down from external or hand winder internally, these systems have been replaced by the more feature rich motorised exterior roller shutter. The motorised systems can either be 12v internal or 12v external with solar system charge pack or 240V standalone or 240v with manually override. Your can now link your external roller shutters to your smart phone and control the lowering and raising of the systems remotely or control the roller shutters based on the external temperatures in your area.
How much do Exterior Roller Shutters Cost?
Cost vary depending on how you want to control the shutters, but a standard domestic electric roller shutters One metre square would be in the range of $500 to $600 in a standard install. As the shutters get lager cost may increase but use this size as a guide.