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Electric vs. Manual Roller Shutters

Which Type is Best Suited to Your Home?

Check out our table for a comparison between Electric and Manual Roller Shutters.

Electric vs. Manual Roller Shutters Table Comparison

Electric

  • Are: Easy-to-use, convenient and provide reliability at the touch of a button.
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  • Pros:
  • Easy to use
  • Convenient
  • Provide reliability at the touch of a button
  • Choice of user-friendly battery-powered remote control or user-friendly control panel (mounted close to shutter)
  • Can be supplied with manual handle – giving you the best of both worlds!
  • Saves serious time
  • Improve (or even complete) home automation
  • Allows you to focus on more important household tasks
  • Very durable and generally will outlast the warranty period
  • Installation much easier than manual
  • Less chance of wear and tear and servicing costs in the future
  • Typically, longer warranty
  • Home Security
  • Sun & Weather Protection
  • Energy Savings
  • Noise Reduction
  • Privacy & Light Control
  • Bush Fire Protection
  • Climate Control
  • Improved Home Value
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  • Cons:
  • Slightly more expensive then manual
  • Need to consider an emergency battery system if your area frequently loses power
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  • Note: You can read in-depth about Electric Roller Shutters here.

Manual

  • Are: Cost-effective solution that is operated with a convenient strap and winder.
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  • Pros:
  • Cost-effective
  • Easily controlled with user friendly strap and winder
  • Will work even when no power
  • No electrician required to install as no requirement for access to power
  • Ideal for rooms that are not used much
  • Keeps you active when you bring the shutter up and down each time!
  • Home Security
  • Sun & Weather Protection
  • Energy Savings
  • Noise Reduction
  • Privacy & Light Control
  • Bush Fire Protection
  • Climate Control
  • Improved Home Value
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  • Cons:
  • Only open one at a time
  • Can become more of a chore to operate
  • Installation more difficult
  • Not suited for big windows or doorways (as heavy to lift)
  • More frequent servicing may be needed with more tape wear and tear if used often
  • Using them is a more physical task and therefore not suited to those with a disability, seniors and anyone with an injury
  • Could be lifted by an intruder from outside your home more easily than an electric roller shutter
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  • Note: You can read in-depth about Manual Roller Shutters here.

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