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Should I buy Manual, Electric, Remote or Smart Drive Roller Shutters?

Roller Shutters are available with different operating methods, each has its own pros and cons. Its important to consider how you will bring your window roller shutter up and down when you want to and also how often you will use it when considering what operating method you go for. The different operating methods attract different prices also and are often suited to different types of installations, sizes and fitting types too. 95% of the Roller Shutters we install annualy in Perth are either Electric or Remote as these present the best value and are easy to operate for people of all ages.

below is a list of Pros and Cons for each operating type

Manual

Positives

Cost effective

Can be used when the power is out

Negatives

Cant be done on large windows

Can be difficult for elderly, or people with arm injuries to use as they require manual turning

Need to be serviced more often that electrics and broken straps cost in excess of $100 to replace

Not as secure as electrics, they can be lifted from the outside by would be thieves easier.

 

Electric

Positives

Simple to use switch on the wall located next to the shutters

More secure than manuals

Less likely to require a service

Negatives

Cant be used when the power is out without an emergency backup UPS system

Can get stuck on objects left under in the way and cause damage

 

Remote

Positives

Controlled via the touch of a button in your home,

Can be controlled via a smart phone with an app

No drilling of a hole for a switch in your home

More secure than manuals

Less likely to require a service

Negatives

Remotes can be dropped and damaged or lost

Cant be used when the power is out without an emergency backup UPS system

Can get stuck on objects left under in the way and cause damage

 

Smart drive 12v Battery operation

Positives

Lift shutters automatically at the touch of a button – even when the power is out

Does not require constant 240v power, the battery can store energy to lift the shutter twice a day for 20-25 days before requiring charging

Good for two story, apartments or jobs where 240v power is not easily accessible

More secure than manuals

Negatives

Will required replacement of battery eventually with an estimated life span of 3-6years dependent on frequency of use

 

To get more information about each of the different operating methods available for aluminum Roller Shutters give us a call today

What Are the Advantages of Plantation Shutters?

Plantation shutters have many benefits:

  • They are a stylish addition to your home and can complement both traditional and modern décor.
  • The angled slats can let light and air in while still protecting your privacy.
  • A good plantation shutter is highly durable and will last for years.
  • Help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • Easy to clean – a quick wipe with a damp cloth will normally do.
  • Big, heavy slats won’t rattle or bank in the wind

How Long Do Plantation Shutters Take To Fit?

Installation of shutters around a simple window will take just an hour or two, but more complex jobs (like a bay window) may take longer.

Because we custom-make each shutter to fit your window, there is a lead time for ordering the shutters. This varies according to the time of year and how busy we are; please call our team on 1300-798-776 to get an idea of our current lead times.

How much do roller shutters cost?

The Price of aluminium roller shutters is typically calculated per square meter using the height and width of the opening or window, however some information is needed to give an accurate cost.

The 5 things that determine the price of a window roller shutter are

  1. The colour – Selecting a colour that suits your home decor or exterior is important, Our Nu Style shutters are available in 5 standard colours, that match well with White, Cream, Beige, Black and Charcoal tones, alternatively custom colours and powder coating are avalible. Our standard colour range are specially formulated to suit the common colours and decors of Perth homes.
  2. How you wish to control your roller shutter will also make up part of the cost. You can bring roller shutters up and down via manually winding, electric switch, remote control or 12v smart drive. Each diffrent operating cost has a diffrent cost that will be considered to determine the accurate price of your roller shutters
  3. The style of fitting, does your window slide or wind outwards? Awning windows and large doors most commonly are installed in a what we call a Face Fit style and may require a bottom U channel. Sliding windows are often installed in Reveal this is a tighter, slimmer fit and more cost effective. The style of your window, door or opening may attract a different fitting style that could require some fixing angles.
  4. The construction of you home also may effect the price, single story double brick homes are typically the base level installation, however double story or timber studded homes may require a more complex fitting and could effect the price of installing roller shutters on your home.

With all of the above information its fairly easy to work out an accurate price on what it will cost to have roller shutters installed, if you would like an estimate or an accurate free measure and quote, feel free to give us a call today on 1300798776 and we can easy work our how much your roller shutters will cost.

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