If you are considering installing roller shutters, it’s only natural that you want to have the best quality product installed at the very best price. While ranging from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, there is no one-price-fits-all for roller shutters, the final price will be determined by a number of factors including the material, size, type of motor, accessories and installation accessibility to name a few. At Nu Style Shutters, we have been manufacturing and installing custom roller shutters for homes and business across Perth since 2003. Let’s take a look at a few things that go into roller shutter pricing.
The Quality of Components
There are many components of a roller shutter, and every manufacturer or supplier will use different variations in quality which could affect their price. From the top cover and front cover to the pelmet end caps, springs, motors, guides, rubber rings, shutter profiles, clips, rails and shutter stops – the highest quality components will certainly cost more than their inferior counterparts, however, the better the quality, the less chance of any issues, problems or breakdowns you will have.
The Type of Operation
Manual roller shutters work by being lifted up and down manually by the user, while automatic shutters open and close by the touch of a button or remote control. There is also a smart home option for convenient operation from a smart home speaker, tablet or phone. Battery-powered roller shutters can be operated even in the absence of electricity supply. The operation you choose will play a role in determining the overall price.
The Material Selected
The materials used will be a key factor in the final price. In Australia, there three main materials used to manufacture roller shutters, these include:
Aluminium – known for strength and durability, aluminium is the material of choice for both commercial and residential users for a few reasons. Lightweight and easy to install, aluminium can also withstand the effects of salt and water corrosion. Aluminium can also be powder-coated in a variety of colours to complement almost any existing colour scheme.
Steel – offering exceptional strength and efficiency, steel shutters are also a popular choice for Australian homes and businesses. Steel is a heavier material, which is more expensive than aluminium and can also be more difficult to install due to its weight.
PVC – flexible, lightweight and low cost, PVC shutters may lack some of the strength of steel and aluminium, however might be an attractive option for those on a budget.
Why Am I Getting Such Drastically Different Quotes?
There are many roller shutter companies across Australia and chances are that no two quotes will be the same, however, you might be wondering why one company has quoted $1000 for something while another has quoted double or even triple the price. There may be a few different reasons for this. Some companies blatantly charge a higher price, as they are not necessarily looking for repeat business. They know you will likely only purchase roller shutters once so they are not interested in earning your business back. Other companies use inferior components, or scale back their offering with fewer internal components and lack of protective features. If you have been getting quotes over the last year, also keep in mind that recently prices of raw materials such as aluminium and steel have increased globally due to the Coronavirus pandemic so a price you receive today may be vastly different to the same quote just a few months ago.
Whenever you compare quotes, make sure you are comparing “apples with apples”, and don’t just get one quote. Also keep in mind that if a price seems too good to be true, it probably is!
At Nu Style Shutters, we are Perth’s leaders in high quality roller shutters for residential and commercial applications. Aside from providing the best quality materials and components available, we also offer exceptional service from the initial measure and quotation through to the delivery and completed installation. For a fast and free estimate get a quote online now, or call us today on 1300 296 820 for a friendly consultant to visit your location and provide you with an accurate quotation for your new roller shutters.