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Summer’s Here: How To Keep Your House Safe During The Holidays

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Another year has rolled around and the summer holidays are here again, meaning it is time to get away and go on your summer vacation. The question is, how do you make sure your home stays burglar free while also coping with the scorching Australian heat? Recently, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) announced that Australia can expect more heatwaves than ever this summer. Protecting your property from these harsh elements is a must, and Nu Style Shutters offers a workable solution with our range of blinds and roller shutters. These masterfully designed products enhance your home’s aesthetics, provide essential protection against Australia’s unique yet harsh climate, and, most importantly, keep your home safe when you’re away. Let’s delve into how our products can help keep you and your home safe this summer.

Effortless Security with Roller Shutters

Roller shutters are an easy and effective way to protect your property when you leave for your summer vacation. Our roller shutters offer an excellent layer of protection, deterring potential intruders with their robust and sturdy design. These shutters are not just a physical barrier but also a visual deterrent, signalling to would-be burglars that your home is well-protected.The sturdiness of our roller shutters is particularly beneficial for extended periods of absence, giving you peace of mind that your home is safe and secure.

Heat and Light Control For Extended Absences

The intense Australian summer heat can be a challenge, particularly when your home is left unattended for a long time. Our blinds and shutters provide exceptional control over heat and light, maintaining a cooler temperature inside your home. This is crucial for preventing overheating and damage to interiors and furnishings caused by prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.

By adjusting the shutters to the desired position, you can block out the harsh sunlight, significantly reducing the heat buildup inside. This not only keeps your home cooler but also helps in reducing the strain on any electrical appliances that might be left on, such as refrigerators. As an added bonus, roller shutters can help with that dreaded jet lag on your return by blocking out light and helping to reset your body clock.

Engineered For Strength And Low Maintenance

Australia not only deals with the extreme sun, but also gale-force winds and dry summer storms. Our HDF Cyclone Rated Wind Lock Roller Shutters offer the same style and function of our residential-grade shutters, while provided a heavy-duty solutions to protect your home from harsh summer winds. In the event of summer storms, which can bring sudden gusts of wind, our shutters stand firm, Nu Style Shutters ensures that your windows and the interior of your home are protected from the impact of flying debris and potential damage.

How To Make People Think You’re Home When You’re Away

Nu-Style Shutters will close for the holidays on the 22nd December and return in the new year.  If you have missed the deadline for getting your Roller Shutters order in for 2023, here are some top tips to make your home look occupied when you’re on holiday.

  • Have someone take out your bins when you’re not home to give the illusion that someone is in your house. 
  • Have a neighbour park outside your home or on your driveway and collect your mail and newspaper.
  • Keep your radio on or organise a set of timed automatic lights from Bunnings while you’re away (make sure the radio isn’t too loud).
  • Keep a pair of shoes by the front door.
  • Tidy up the garden before you go and have a mate or paid professional mow your lawns and water your plants.
  • If you have a swimming pool, arrange for a pool check and scoop with your local pool shop. 
  • Avoid posting in neighbourhood chats on social media that you are going away, including posts looking for a local house sitter.
  • Arrange a drop by with a friend or relative so they can check on things and open the curtains on occasion, or maybe do some chores while you are away (payment in use of your swimming pool or a slab of beer is always appreciated, or just quid pro quo).
  • Or alternatively, arrange for someone you trust to house sit when you’re away.

Preparing your home for a summer holiday doesn’t have to be stressful. With Nu Style Shutters, you can enjoy your time away, knowing that your home is well-protected against intruders, heat, and light. Our range of blinds and roller shutters are not only functional but also add to the aesthetic appeal of your home, ensuring that you return to a safe, secure, and well-maintained property.

Keep your home safe this summer with Nu Style Shutters – your reliable partner in home protection. To find more helpful information about rollers shutters, outdoor blinds or security doors, check out our blog. Contact us via email or phone to arrange a quote for the new year. For professional advice, you can also drop into one of our showrooms for tea or coffee and a chat with one of our representatives. Happy Holidays!

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