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10 Commonly Asked Questions About Roller Shutters

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Roller shutters are a fantastic line of defence against burglars, vandals and other annoying outside elements like flying insects and storm debris, so it’s easy to see why so many Australians are choosing to install roller shutters in their homes. At Nu Style Shutters, we are Perth’s leading manufacturer of quality roller shutters for residential and commercial applications. There’s so many questions we often get asked about our range of shutters, so we have put together this list of 10 commonly asked questions which might help with your enquiries.

Why do I need roller shutters?

There are many benefits to installing high quality shutters in your home including:

  • Protection from intruders, extreme weather conditions, flies & mosquitoes
  • Improved insulation
  • Increased privacy
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Aesthetic appeal – they look great!

How strong are roller shutters?

Manufactured from high-grade aluminium and insulated with high-density polyurethane, they are constructed as a system of interlocking slats, and have a fade and scratch-resistant baked enamel paint finish which makes them incredibly strong and durable, and able to withstand a great deal of force.

Will they blackout a room?

Roller shutters are designed to darken the room when down, however if the surface the shutter is installed to is not perfectly flush or flat, this may let in light through these areas. You may experience different light block out in each room, depending on each window and the circumstances.

How are they operated?

Even though they are installed on the exterior of a home or building, roller shutters on both windows and doors are operated from inside. They can be manually operated with a winder, or by battery units, or electric motors, both of which can also be remote controlled.

Can I convert my existing manual roller shutters to automatic?

Yes, you can. The controls and possibly a few other parts will need to be changed over and an electrician will be needed.

What’s the difference between in reveal and on wall installation?

In reveal – when the box guide and curtain are installed within the window opening.

On wall – when the box sits above the window opening and the guides sit on the outside of the window opening on the face of the wall.

How do roller shutters help reduce energy costs?

Roller shutters have excellent insulation properties, helping to make your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This significantly reduces your need for heating and cooling, and therefore reduces your energy consumption. A highly effective, cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly solution to effectively control the temperature in your home, roller shutters can help save you serious money on your electricity bills.

Can roller shutters help with noise reduction?

Roller shutters can help reduce noise in the room that the shutter is installed in by up to 50%. It’s important to note that roller shutters cannot make a room entirely sound proof, sound can come through the roof, under doors and through other windows.

What cleaning and maintenance is required?

Due to their robust construction, very little maintenance is required. Just ensure the guides are not obstructed when the curtain is in a downward motion, and clean with a hose when curtain is in a fully closed position. When cleaning, use a soft cloth and non-abrasive cleaning fluids, and remember to wipe up and down, not to side.

How do I know which roller shutters are right for my home?

Get in touch with an experienced roller shutter manufacturer for a measure and quote and for advice on the different window roller shutter colours, styles and systems on the market.

If you are after high quality roller shutters at Perth’s best prices, get in touch with the team at Nu Style Shutters today. We are proudly WA owned and operated and have over 20 years’ experience providing blind and shutter solutions to homes and businesses across Perth. Call us today on 1300 798 776 or contact us online for a free quotation.

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