Roller Shutters for Home Security – What You Need To Know

August 24, 2018

Science teaches that to survive, one needs water, air, food, and sleep. While this is true, try having food but not knowing whether you will get to eat it because someone can jump out of nowhere and run away with it. While that example is extreme, it suffices to explain how important security is. It is not just enough to feel safe where you are, you also want to know that should you leave your home, your belongings will be secure. No wonder people invest in all kinds of security systems.

With roller shutters, you can rest assured that your home is safe no matter how long you are gone. The weird thing is that pharmacies, retail outlets, and even clinics use window roller shutters but homeowners shudder at the thought. Most people imagine that they will look drab and drag down the aesthetic appeal of your home. However, that could not be further from the truth.

Roller shutters for windows are shutters that roll down the length of the window. They fit securely and closely. In general, they are made from steel or aluminum and can be manually or electrically operated. They have solid design options that can be adapted to every environment meaning that your home does not need to look bad to be secure.

How the roller shutter improves security

You could have an alarm system or a sensor light, but those will do little to deter intruders. Roller shutters for windows will increase the level of difficulty for intruders to access your home. More often than not, thieves will not stick where they have to put too much effort to steal. The design of shutters is such that they open one way. While the chief point in having roller shutters is to improve security, other benefits include:

Noise reduction

If your home is located on a busy street, consider having roller shutters for windows to eliminate the noise coming from outside. If the shutters are of a good quality and are insulated, they can reduce up to 60% of noise. The other side of the coin is that if you want to throw a party once in a while, you can turn the music up without worrying about being a nuisance to your neighbours.

Regulation of natural light

Roller shutters allow you to control how much natural light you will allow into your home. When the sun’s intensity is at its highest, you can reduce its glare without having to block out the light altogether. While reducing the glare is not necessarily to serve comfort, it increases the life of your household items.

Increasing energy efficiency

Many people are looking for ways to cut down on their utility bills. They want to do this while maintaining an environmentally-friendly home. One such way to achieve that goal is to install roller shutters for windows. The shutters design is such that they insulate the home. Consequently, you spend less on heating and cooling. Roller shutters can stop heat by more than 80%.

Adding kerb appeal and style

Window treatments come in many styles and materials. You can play around with different styles and colours of roller shutters to improve the exterior appeal of your home. Having the shutters at your home’s front will also boost the kerb appeal of your home which will play a huge role when you start selling the house. Since roller shutters are versatile in mechanism and appearance, they are suited for any architectural style and property.

For many homeowners, maintaining their windows is not a priority. However, if security is something you value, you may want to keep it as an essential part of your home’s upkeep. Roller shutters will keep you secure while having you enjoy benefits like noise control and energy efficiency. Therefore, if you want to learn more about roller shutters speak to your local shutter specialist.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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