Improved home security is definitely the number 1 benefit of installing roller shutters at your property or place of business.
Visually the roller shutter strong, tough and hard-to-break look helps deter intruders from the get-go.
Mentally the average intruder is after a “quick win” and the visual deterrent (with roller shutters on your windows) will have the average intruder quickly moving on to targeting another property that is easier to break-into.
Physically roller shutters are made from a very strong, tough and high-quality interlocking marine grade aluminium (like ours) that is incredibly hard to penetrate with any type of force. This makes intruder access to your property through doors and windows very difficult.
Ultimately it is the combined visual, mental and physical roller shutter presence that improves your home security.
The Beauty of roller shutters installed on windows is that the very hot sun hits the roller shutter directly and not the glass.
Roller Shutters Absorb the Heat and the gap between the roller shutter and the window means very little heat transfers from the roller shutter to the window glass.
Australia’s Extreme Heat is a Sign of Things to Come according to The Guardian and therefore roller shutters provide a great sun protection option for your home.
A Significantly Devalued Home caused by sun damage is the last think you want when it comes time to sell your home.
Sun Damage to Furniture and Carpet is all about prevention and that is where roller shutters come in. You need to protect your precious furniture and carpet otherwise you will have to replace them more frequently and this will be costly for you.
Enter Roller Shutters – a 100% top 3 and “worthy” roller shutter benefit that effectively keeps summer heat out, keeps winter heat in and can lower your yearly power consumption by up to 64% according to Roller Shutter Industry Standards.
Roller shutters are insulated (foam filling insider the shutter) to ensure energy savings are maximised.
Roller Shutters Save on Power Bills By:
Controlling heat and cold coming in and escaping from windows and doors
Controlling overloaded air conditioning units, and
85 decibels is actually the national standard for exposure to noise in an occupational environment and if interested you can read more about that here.
We live in a world of growing urbanisation where half the world’s population lives in urban areas. In plain English this means houses are built closer together, we are living closing together and noise is always going to be a problem.
If living in your home is about as peaceful as living near a highway, train line or airport then listen up because roller shutters could be the solution for you!
Roller Shutters Can Reduce Noise by Up to 50% according to industry tests and in the process create a calmer, peaceful and more tranquil environment within your home.
Polyurethane is the insulating material put inside each roller shutter slat that reduces the amount of outside noise, disturbance and kerfuffle coming into your home.
Polyurethane Creates a Sound Barrier that absorbs sound and ultimately blocks sound transmission to outside animal, people, entertainment, building, power tool or whatever general noise it might be!
Do not Settle for Loud, Disruptive or Unmanageable Noise
Because with roller shutters like ours you can effectively keep external noise out while keeping interior noise in and not disturbing neighbours with your own noise.
Do you have a noise problem in your neighbourhood?
Roller Shutters are Rated Up to BAL-40 which in plain English gives you maximum window fire protection in areas that are at “very high risk” of bush fire.
The Australian StandardAS 3959 for construction of buildings in bush fire prone areas recommends this BAL-40 rating and you can easily check if you are in bush fire prone area by accessing this link.
Fire Rated Roller Shutters Are Injected with Polyurethane Foam that acts as insulator and suppressor for both heat and cold. In plain English this makes the shutter incredibly fire-resistant.
Roller Shutters Can Heat up to Temperatures of 800º Celsius (BAL-40) before breaking down but most importantly you should note – that while these shutters do an amazing job – no roller shutter is 100% fireproof.
The Most Vulnerable Part of Any Home is the Windows
And did you know that fire embers can shatter your windows or enter windows from over a kilometre away starting a fire inside your very own home?
Roller shutters not only come in a variety of colours but all different shapes, sizes and styles – so you can easily choose the best one for your home. Contact us now and we’d be glad to assist you decide!
The total price you will pay will be totally dependent on the size of the roller shutter, quality of the roller shutter and whether you choose to go down the DIY route with your roller shutter/s.
When you factor in the above cost with all the roller shutters benefits (mentioned here in our Ultimate Guide – page coming soon) we will put serious money on you coming to the same conclusion as us – roller shutters are not that expensive after all and well worth it!
Roller shutters (like the premium quality one’s we sell) are 100% guaranteed to secure your home, 100% guaranteed to style your home and 100% guaranteed to stand the test of time.
So, after reading all of this are you starting to come around to our way of thinking now on how affordable roller shutters actually are when you focus firmly 100% on the big picture? Or do you still need some serious persuading??
Next Up (and if you still need some persuading): Let’s talk property value and adding serious value to it…because that’s precisely what roller shutters will do to your home!
Myth 2: Roller Shutters Do Not Add Value to a Home
Are you mistaken in the belief that roller shutters merely protect your home from the sun and stop you from wearing sunglasses inside??
Well how about adding on to that:
Decreased overall energy consumption within your home
Enhanced privacy and light control within your home
Increased peace and quiet within your home
Increased versatility of your home
Increase climate control within your home
Bushfire protection of your home
Note: We will not (for brevity purposes within this blog post) be elaborating on these points – but you can read more about All The Roller Shutter Benefits: in Our Ultimate Guide right here (page coming soon).
Now after reading (and digesting) the above 8 bullet points and (potentially) reading All The Roller Shutter Benefits in our Ultimate Guide (page coming soon) do you not see the potential serious value that could be added to your very own home by installing roller shutters today?
Today’s home buyers totally sweat the small stuff and are ultimately savvy property buyers – therefore they will seriously value:
Peace and Quiet, and
Environmentally Conscious homes (also known as an Ecohouse)
From the very biggest picture when they are eyeballing properties like yours with roller shutters installed throughout (ideally).
Now, after reading these first 2 myths (and us debunking them) are you starting to see now that roller shutters are actually affordable and do add on serious property value? Let’s not stop at 2 roller shutter myths though because…
Next Up: Let’s talk security because 100% roller shutters do provide plenty of it!
Myth 3: Roller Shutters Do Not Improve Security
Of the belief that a roller shutter is no visual, mental or physical deterrent to a burglar, thief or any type of intruder??
Well time to think well and think again…
Because roller shutters (like ours) are made from super-strong and super-durable aluminium metal!
In Plain English: this makes them not only a visual / mental deterrent but also an extremely strong physical deterrent – to prevent any type of person gaining unauthorised access to your valuable property and prized possessions within.
If any type of intruder tries to gain access to your property (with roller shutters installed) then they will be met with a 100% super-strong-aluminium-metal fortress.
And if the super-strong aluminium-metal “look” is not enough of a deterrent then the intruder will be left wondering (for days, weeks, months and even years to come) if in fact there is any way at all to penetrate the security that a roller shutter provides a home owner!
In 2017 there were 225,900 recorded burglaries in Australia (one every 3 minutes)
20.3% of Australian homes have been burgled at some point
It Only takes 75% of burglars less than 5 minutes to enter a property
You can read more Home Burglary in Australia Statistics (for 2019) right here.
That’s 3 roller shutter myths down now and 5 to go. We have talked affordability, value and security but…
Next Up: Let’s get totally “visual” and discuss all the reasons why roller shutters are 100% definitely not plain, boring and an eyesore to look at!
Myth 4: Roller Shutters are Plain, Boring and an Eyesore to Look At
Have you always firmly held the belief that all roller shutters are just visually boring, bland and even a serious eyesore to look at??
Stop, Wait and Think: and please kindly check out our extensive Roller Shutter Gallery (page coming soon) before we even begin debunking this myth!
We have come a very long way since 1st Century AD (the earliest recording of the automatic door) and the 1970’s (when the roller shutter was first put to the uses we now associate it with) – and if you are interested you can read a brief history of roller shutters here.
Flash Forward to 2019: and with improved technology, infrastructure, design and innovation we obviously have a much greater and diverse range of colours, styles and textures to not only suit: but ultimately appeal to modern day living.
Looking for Proof Again?
Check out our extensive Roller Shutter Gallery (page coming soon).
Yes, Yes and Yes: We totally agree with you! In days gone past (and long gone thankfully) all roller shutters did used to be a dull, dreary, plain, boring and mundane colour (see example images here).
But thankfully (although we still have fond memories of the past!) those dull, dreary, plain, boring and mundane roller shutters colours, styles and textures are long behind us!
Looking for Proof Again?
To Date: We have talked affordability, value, security and got you past the roller shutter plain, boring and bland mundane look!
Next Up: It’s 2019 not 1919! Let’s talk about why operating roller shutters is certainly not hard and much more like a walk in the park or taking candy from a baby!
Myth 5: Roller Shutters are Hard to Operate
Always held the belief that roller shutters will be a real pain (in the you know what) to operate??
The Best News:
Roller shutters come in electric (view our electric page here – page coming soon) and manual (view our manual page here – page coming soon) forms for your convenience and to suit your budget.
Choose electric (fitted with a small motor) and with the push of a button you will be able to open and close your roller shutter – and this is no matter where you are located in your property!
Choose manual and you will be able to open and close the roller shutter yourself – using a mechanism such as a winder. Manual roller shutters (while less convenient) are very popular due to their cost effectiveness compared to electric roller shutters.
Interested in Learning More About the Different Between Electric and Manual Roller Shutters?
Roller Shutters are Designed to Operate 24/7 Year after Year
Roller shutters are uniquely and innovatively designed to function 24/7 year after year after year!
Roller shutters work by rolling (hence the name “roller”) up and down through tracks – and these tracks are also known as “guide channels.”
Be sure to check out our Animated Shutter page (page coming soon) for a quick visual of how roller shutters work.
To Date: We have talked affordability, value, security, got you past the roller shutter plain / boring / bland / mundane look and now told you (and clearly) that operating roller shutters is not hard and in fact super-duper easy!
Next Up: Let’s talk roller shutter repairs and maintenance. And this is definitely one of the biggest (and often scariest to some) roller shutter myths out there: be prepared to get this myth debunked is all we can say!
Myth 6: Roller Shutters Require a Lot of Maintenance and Repairs
Have you always been scared to death of maintenance and repair issues with roller shutters? We urge you to read this (carefully) and think again!!
We mentioned this in Myth 3 (Roller Shutters Do Not Improve Security) but will firmly / categorically / adamantly mention it again: roller shutters are made from super-strong and super-durable aluminium metal that is totally designed to stand the test of time!
That is the test of time in terms of weather…
That is the test of time in terms of durability…
That is the test of time in terms of a long life…
And What Does This Mean in Plain English to You?
Less repairs and maintenance for years, years and years to come with your roller shutter/s.
STOP. WAIT. THINK.
That does not mean to say that you will never even encounter any type of problem though with a roller shutter but…
The total key is maintenance!
Routine maintenance (of your shutter/s) is a proactive approach to finding any issues before they become problematic.
The best news is that Roller Shutter People can help you with regular routine maintenance of your roller shutter/s – feel free to contact us to learn more.
Looking to Do Roller Shutter Maintenance Yourself??
Be sure to check out our roller shutter maintenance guide (page coming soon) for all the maintenance tips you need from a to z!
Need to Know Common Roller Shutter Problems?
Check out our common roller shutters problems page (page coming soon).
To Date: We have talked affordability, value, security, got you past the roller shutter plain / boring / bland / mundane look, told you (and clearly) that operating roller shutters is not that hard and that roller shutters definitely do not require a lot of maintenance and repairs!
Next Up: Let’s talk about why roller shutters are definitely one of the best alternatives (and hands down) in the market!
Myth 7: Roller Shutters Are Not the Best Alternative
Have you always firmly held the belief that there are much better options in the marketplace than roller shutters? Like drapes, venetians or verticals for example??
STOP. WAIT. THINK.
Because are you looking for an all-in-one-solution (like roller shutters) or are you looking to combine several options?
You have completed your plans; chosen your builder and you are fully ready to go!
But what alternative is best to cover your windows and secure your home??
The Old Way: you go out into the marketplace and get endless (and we mean endless truly) quotes for drapes, venetians, verticals, air conditioning systems, alarms, awnings – all according to the size and colour of these…
The New Way: you work with a roller shutter supplier (like us) and cover your windows and secure your home with clean, sharp and stylish energy saving window roller shutters.
How does that sound to you?
And the Best News: Not only will you end up getting far less quotes, but you will likely end up paying slightly less for the exact same solution!
And that solution is roller shutters with all the wonderful benefits listed here (page coming soon).
Don’t Believe Us?
Then please contact us today to (totally) pick our brains on why we believe roller shutters is the best all-in-one-solution for you and your property!
We have talked affordability, value and security
Got you past the roller shutter plain / boring / bland / mundane look
Told you (and clearly) that operating roller shutters is not that hard
Told you that roller shutters definitely do not require a lot of maintenance and repairs, and
Discussed why roller shutters are one of the best alternatives!
Next Up (and Finally!): Let’s talk about why roller shutters are for homes (as well) and not just businesses!
Myth 8: Roller Shutters Are for Businesses and Not for Homes
Have you been of the belief that roller shutters are actually only used by business owners and not home owners??
Well you’d be dead wrong for thinking so!
This myth is certainly not top of our list (hence here it sits in position 8) but you would be surprised about how many people in the community actually think…
Roller shutters are only for businesses and not home owners!
Let’s Set the Record Straight and Once and for All:
Roller shutters come in a vast range of styles, patterns and colours – this is to ensure they can add value to not only business / commercial premises but to everyday homes as well!
Security (the number 1 benefit of roller shutters) is sometimes associated with being “exclusively” a business owner need – when in fact it is a critical need for home owners as well.
Just check out all the benefits of roller shutters here (page coming soon) and then report back to us as to whether or not you believe roller shutters could be beneficial to your very own home!
Also be sure to check out our Gallery (as visual proof – page coming soon) of many home owners we have successfully installed roller shutters for.
Finally: just remember that if roller shutters were actually only used by business owners then that would defy market share statistics and logic – in Plain English the many satisfied home owners that have bought roller shutters from us!
OK that concludes our 8 Roller Shutters Myths Busted (The Ultimate Guide)…
Now let’s quickly wrap this blog post (long one as ultimate guide) up!!
8 Roller Shutter Myths Busted (The Ultimate Guide) Wrap-Up
Myth 1:Roller Shutters are Expensive to Buy
Myth 1 Debunked: Roller Shutters are Affordable (NOT Expensive) to Buy
Myth 2: Roller Shutters Do Not Add Value to a Home
Myth 2 Debunked: Roller Shutters ADDSERIOUS VALUE to Your Home
Myth 3: Roller Shutters Do Not Improve Security
Myth 3 Debunked: Roller Shutters 100% DO IMPROVE SECURITY
Myth 4: Roller Shutters are Plain, Boring and an Eyesore to Look at
Myth 4 Debunked: Roller Shutters come in a Wide Range of Styles, Textures and Colours and are 100% VISUALLY APPEALING to Look At
Myth 5: Roller Shutters are Hard to Operate
Myth 5 Debunked: Roller Shutters are EASY (not hard) to Operate
Myth 6:Roller Shutters Require a Lot of Maintenance and Repairs
Myth 6 Debunked: Roller Shutters DO NOT Require a Lot of Maintenance and Repairs
Myth 7: Roller Shutters are Not the Best Alternative
Myth 7 Debunked: Roller Shutters ARE GENERALLY the Best Alternative
Myth 8: Roller Shutters are for Businesses and Not for Homes
Myth 8 Debunked: Roller Shutters are FOR HOMES and not just Businesses.
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