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8 Roller Shutter Benefits: The Ultimate Guide

Roller Shutters Visual, Mental and Physical Presence Deters Intruders and Increases Home Security

 

Ultimately there are 8 Roller Shutter Benefits

Considering purchasing Roller Shutters and looking for a definitive list of all Roller Shutter Benefits??

>>>This guide is written by the experts at Roller Shutter People Sydney and South Coast>>>

You are definitely in the right place and read on as we 100% comprehensively discuss each of the 8 Roller Shutter Benefits in this Ultimate Guide…

Or Please Jump Forward to Read More on Any of the 8
Ultimate Roller Shutter Benefits Right Now

Roller
Shutter Benefit 1: Home Security

Roller
Shutter Benefit 2: Sun & Weather Protection

Roller
Shutter Benefit 3: Energy Savings

Roller
Shutter Benefit 4: Noise Reduction

Roller
Shutter Benefit 5: Privacy & Light Control

Roller Shutter Benefit 6: Bush Fire Protection

Roller
Shutter Benefit 7: Climate Control

Roller Shutter Benefit 8: Home Value

Roller Shutter Benefit 1: Home Security

Roller Shutters Visual, Mental and Physical Presence Deters Intruders and Increases Home Security

 

Roller Shutters Visual, Mental and Physical Presence Deters Intruders and Increases Home Security

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 Facts (The Statistics You Need to Know)

  • Budget Direct’s Quick Home Invasion Statistics report that it takes 75% of burglars less than 5 minutes to enter a home. 
  • Lack of security (like roller shutters) around the home is one of the first factors considered by a potential intruder.
  • 35% of police detainees found guilty of committing breaking and entering offenses in a 2015 study stated one of the most common entries to a home was by breaking a door or window.

Note: you can view the full post by Budget Direct right here. It provides an in-depth breakdown of the latest home burglary statistics in Australia.

But despite these statistics did you know Roller
shutters not improving security is actually a common misconception in the
market??

In fact it is one of 8 roller shutter myths we discussed in another ultimate guide blog post and you can read that myth right here.

The Summary in 3:

1. Roller shutters improve your home security by
acting as a visual, mental and physical deterrent

2. Roller shutters are closely fitted to your window
or door making them hard to remove without serious effort

3. Roller shutters are a strong “security” deterrent
and lack of security is top of an intruders list when it comes to home
burglary.

Next Up: Let’s talk roller shutter benefit 2 and it’s all about protecting your home from the extremes of the environment – let’s talk sun and weather protection!

Roller Shutter Benefit 2: Sun & Weather Protection

The Sun or Whatever Weather (e.g. Rain, Hail, Dust and Wind) Hits the Roller Shutter Directly and Protects You from the Elements

 

The Sun or Whatever Weather (e.g. Rain, Hail, Dust and Wind) Hits the Roller Shutter Directly and Protects You from the Elements

The Very Harsh Sun according to Cool Cosmos reaches a temperature of about 15,000,000 Celsius at the hot centre and this extreme heat can cause:

  • Serious wear and tear to your home
  • Serious damage to your furniture, and
  • Serious damage to your carpet.

Climate Change: warming in Australia is occurring at twice the rate over the past 50 years than in the previous 50 years according to Wikipedia.

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.

On Top of the Sun Wild Weather in Australia like rain, hail, dust, wind and other weather extremes is being fuelled by climate change according to Climate Council.

Roller Shutters Protect your doors, your windows, you and your family during frightening and
wild weather in all forms from…

  • Serious gust of winds and flying debris
  • Weeks of non-stop rain, and
  • Hail the size of cricket balls!

The need to protect you and your family is real as climate change will only accelerate with extreme weather events in the coming years.

The Summary in 3:

1. Roller shutters protect your home from the
extremes of the sun in terms of less wear and tear, less damage to furniture
and less damage to carpet

2. Roller shutters protect your doors and windows
from wild weather

3. Roller shutters ultimately protect you and your
family from wild weather.

Next Up: Let’s talk roller shutter benefit 3 and it’s all about energy efficiency and saving you serious money on power bills!

Roller Shutter Benefit 3: Energy Savings

Roller Shutters Keep Summer Heat Out and Keep Winter Heat in Lowering Power Bills

 

Roller Shutters Keep Summer Heat Out and Keep Winter Heat in Lowering Power Bills

Despite the Federal Government taking steps towards re-regulating the retail energy market and falling wholesale prices electricity prices are still on the rise as reported by ABC News.

Wholesale Electricity Prices are Falling

 

Wholesale Electricity Prices are Falling

The ABC News report identified that:

  • The new Default Market Offer reforms are intending to end the loyalty tax in the retail energy market
  • Retailers are still not passing on cost cuts in full, and
  • Better discounts are unlikely.

Energy is a Significant Portion of Family’s Budget – Like it or not according to Electricity Wizard the average household power bill for NSW, QLD and VIC is around $1,500 to $1,700 a year.

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
  • Keeping out wild weather like heavy rain, strong winds, hail, debris and other environmental extremes that will only accelerate with climate change in the coming years.

How Roller Shutters Work
to Save You on Energy

The way roller shutters save you on energy can explained by the Greenhouse effect in the below Diagram.

Roller Shutters in Action – The Greenhouse Effect

 

Roller Shutters in Action – The Greenhouse Effect

What happens to the windows and doors of your home during different environmental conditions (much like the Earth’s atmosphere in the above diagram) is greenhouse-like.

In Plain English this greenhouse-like reaction can
cause your home to overheat in certain rooms.

  • Rays from the harsh sun can penetrate the window glass easily
  • Once your window/s is penetrated heat radiation is created, and
  • Finally heat radiation is absorbed by the window glazing or reflected back into the room – creating a heat trap!

The Summary in 3:

1. Roller shutters can lower your yearly power
consumption by up to 64% according to Roller Shutter Industry Standards

2. How roller shutters save you money on energy is best explained by the Greenhouse effect

3. Roller shutters are a great “energy saving” option with electricity prices that are still on the rise.

Next Up: Let’s talk roller shutter benefit 4 and it’s all about noise reduction in terms of peace, quiet and serenity now!

Roller Shutter Benefit 4: Noise Reduction

Roller Shutters Can Reduce Noise by up to 50% and Give You More Peace, Quiet and Serenity

 

Roller Shutters Can Reduce Noise by up to 50% and Give You More Peace, Quiet and Serenity

According to Dangerous Decibels (with extended exposure) noises that reach a decibel level of 85 can cause permanent damage to your inner ear, leading to hearing loss.

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? 

And if
so, what is your biggest noise complaint??

According to ABC News Barking dogs, crowing roosters and screeching cats top the noise complaints in Brisbane but what is your biggest noise complaint in and around your house in your suburb?

Because if you have a noise problem in and around your house did you realise there are far more serious consequences than stress, sleep disturbance and just getting seriously annoyed??

Besides hearing loss (which we reported earlier) Wikipedia reports that elevated workplace or environmental noise can cause tinnitus, hypertension and ischemic heart disease.

The Summary in 3:

1. Roller shutters can reduce noise by up to 50%
according to industry tests

2. Roller shutters use Polyurethane as the insulating material that reduces the amount of outside noise coming in and out of your home

3. Roller shutters create a sound barrier that absorbs sound and ultimately blocks sound transmission to outside noise – whatever it might be!

Next Up: Let’s talk roller shutter benefit 5 and it’s all about your valued privacy and controlling light coming into your home.

Roller Shutter Benefit 5: Privacy & Light Control

Roller Shutters Control Excess Light Coming into a Room and Provide Privacy to You and Your Family

 

Roller Shutters Control Excess Light Coming into a Room and Provide Privacy to You and Your Family

Nothing is more important than family and likewise nothing is more important than your family’s privacy in your own home.

We discussed Urbanisation earlier and here is a definition for you again if you weren’t paying attention!

Because did you know by 2050 the proportion of people living in urban areas is expected to reach 66% (UNDESA, 2014) as per the below diagram illustrates.

By 2050 The Proportion of People Living in Urban Areas is Expected to Reach 66%

 

By 2050 The Proportion of People Living in Urban Areas is Expected to Reach 66%

Urbanisation occurs in the developing world for two
main reasons:

1. The natural increase in population, and

2. The shift from rural to urban migration.

You can read more about Urbanisation trends, causes and effects here if you are interested.

But the bottom line is…

Roller Shutters Give You
and Your Family Added Privacy
by stopping:

  • Noisy neighbours peering into your home
  • Other noisy people peering into your home, and
  • Any other prying eyes that may be inspecting
    your prized home!

Roller Shutters Offer
Great Privacy for Street Facing Rooms
and keep you calm, relaxed and
stress-free from any street-prying eyes.

Roller Shutters are Great Privacy in Bustling Areas like main streets and where shopping and entertainment centres are located.

Now on to the “Light Control” roller shutter benefit because…

Roller Shutters Completely
Control Light Entering a Window By:

  • Blocking up to 100% of light when closed
  • Stopping at any level to give you complete control , and
  • Giving you light “flexibility” and “filtered” light based on the type of
    fitting used and the perforation holes used between the slats.

In Addition, Shutter
Settings Can Adjust Interior Light
from unrestricted sunlight to soft
filtered light to complete darkness.

Whether it Be Bright Morning Sun, Afternoon Sun or Late Sun Roller shutters let you control the ultraviolet and UV rays from the harmful sun and protect your precious eyes, skin and hair.

Roller Shutters are Also
a Great Solution for Shift Workers
and for people just wanting to take
a nap during the day as it allows them to sleep in daylight hours in complete darkness.

The Summary in 3:

1. Roller shutters popularity will continue to grow with the growing global trend in urbanisation

2. Roller shutters stop prying eyes looking into your home, are
great for street facing rooms and bustling areas

3. Roller shutters allow you to 100% fully control
the amount of light entering a window.

Next Up: Let’s talk roller shutter benefit 6 and it’s all about protecting your beautiful home from fierce, veracious and often never-ending bush fires.

Roller Shutter Benefit 6: Bush Fire Protection

Aluminium Roller Shutters are Rated up to BAL-40 Which Gives You Maximum Fire Protection for Your Windows

 

Aluminium Roller Shutters are Rated up to BAL-40 Which Gives You Maximum Fire Protection for Your Windows

Record breaking temperatures across Australia is fuelling bush fires Australia wide as reported by The Guardian.

We already reported earlier (Roller Shutter Benefit 3: Energy Savings) that environmental extremes (like bush fires) will only accelerate with climate change in the coming years.

It’s an old statistic (dates back to 2004 but still very relevant) but According to the Australian Institute of Criminology each year ‘disaster-level’ bush fires (where the total cost of the event was more than $10 million) cost Australia an average of $77 million.

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 Standard AS 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?

In fact according to Michigan State University once airborne, burning embers can travel from one-quarter to one mile in the wind…that’s actually 1.6 km to be precise!

The reality is your standard window offers only very limited fire
protection. Unfortunately, there only needs to be a temperature of 55-60ºC before you hear a “smash” loudly in
your ear!

Climate Change is Making More Areas Susceptible to Bush fires

It would be foolish to think that your home in your area (just because it’s not rural) is not at risk of burning to the ground with acceleration of climate change in the years to come.

Again, check if you area is susceptible to bush fires at this link.

The Summary in 3:

1. Roller shutters (made from aluminium) are rated up to BAL-40 which gives you maximum fire protection for your windows

2. Roller shutters are a must in a fire because the
weakest part of any home is your windows

3. Roller shutters popularity will only continue to grow as environmental extremes (like bush fires) accelerate with climate change in the coming years.

Next Up: Let’s talk roller shutter benefit 7 and it’s all about keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer in terms of beautiful climate control!

Roller Shutter Benefit 7: Climate Control

Roller Shutters Trap Air Between the Window and the Shutter to Keep You Cooler in Summer and Warmer in Winter

 

Roller Shutters Trap Air Between the Window and the Shutter to Keep You Cooler in Summer and Warmer in Winter

Great climate control within a home goes a long way beyond fans, air conditioners and heaters.

Because ultimately…

We Live in a House to:

  • Be protected from the elements
  • Stay cool in summer, and
  • Keep warm in winter.

The need for “climate control” is Australia is very real with the acceleration of climate change in the coming years.

In fact NASA reports that scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is undeniable in the form of:

Roller Shutters are
Great Insulators in 3 Ways

1. Provide a Double-Glazing Effect by creating an air pocket in front of your window that absorbs extremes in hot and cold weather temperatures.

2. Use slats that reflect the sun ultraviolet / UV rays and prevent them from penetrating the window. Up to 80% of short-wave radiation generated is deflected by the roller shutter surface.

3. Additional insulation inside the slats (injected polyurethane or air pockets) minimises converted longwave radiation heat transference to the back of the slats.

Roller Shutters Regulate Indoor Temperatures

Roller shutters can stop heat by up to 90% and stop cold by up to 70%
making your home 15° cooler in summer and 15° warmer in winter.

Shutters are a great all-in-one-solution and minimise the need to use
heating and cooling systems for temporary temperate regulation.

As discussed back in Roller Shutter Benefit 3 (energy savings) you will
be able to save serious dollars on power bills if you invest in roller shutters
like ours.

Roller Shutters Stop Heat and Cold Entering
Windows

Both the heat and cold easily enters most homes directly through windows.

We already explained back in Roller Shutter Benefit 3 (energy savings) that a greenhouse-like reaction can cause your home to overheat in certain rooms.

When fitted with roller shutters (like ours) your home becomes a far more comfortable environment to live in all year around – from blazing summer heat to icy chilly cold winter!

The Summary in 3:

1. Roller shutters are great insulators, regulate
indoor temperatures and stop heat / cold entering windows

2. Roller shutters are a great all-in-one solution for climate control with acceleration of climate change in the coming years

3. Roller shutters are ultimately a great solution to
improve the “feel” and “comfort” of your home.

Next Up and Finally: Let’s talk roller shutter benefit 8 and it’s all increasing your home’s value as an “asset” with roller shutters!

Roller Shutter Benefit 8: Home Value

Roller Shutters are an All-In-One Home Improvement that Adds Style, Security and Ultimately Property Value

 

Roller Shutters are an All-in-One Home Improvement that Adds Style, Security and Ultimately Property Value

Maximising your home’s value goes beyond never-ending home renovations
and home improvements.

Home value improvements centre around curb appeal – which is all about enticing potential buyers to look inside your home.

According to Great Percent the benefits of enhancing your curb
appeal include:

  • Increasing
    the value of your home
  • Generating
    initial buyer interest
  • Encouraging
    buyers to look inside, and
  • Creating
    a fresh appearance.

If you are interested you can read more about those benefits here and more about the importance of curb appeal here as reported by Fortune Builders.

Roller Shutters Boost Curb Appeal with their Style

In Myth 4 of our 8 Roller Shutter Myths Busted (Ultimate Guide) we explained that with technology, design, infrastructure and design roller shutters have come a long way.

They no longer look like this but more like this…

Example of a Stylish Roller Shutter that Boosts Curb Appeal

 

Example of a Stylish Roller Shutter that Boosts Curb Appeal

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!

Roller Shutters Add Security to a Home

We already spoke earlier (in Roller Shutter Benefit 1:
Security
) that the number 1 benefit of roller shutters is security and we stand
by that claim.

According to the Smart Security Blog security is a primary concern for recent home buyers.

Therefore by investing in great roller shutters (like ours) you will make your home:

  • Safer for you and your family
  • Harder to break in to for intruders, and
  • Ultimately provide more peace of mind to buyers (in terms of security) which can maximise your property’s sale price.

Roller Shutters Are an All-in-One Solution with Countless Benefits

Where do we start??

In addition, Roller Shutters are:

  • Very low
    cost
  • Very easy
    to clean, and
  • Very easy
    to maintain.

And if you need help with roller shutter maintenance or
repairs please contact us
now
and we will help you guaranteed!

The Summary in 3:

1. Roller shutters add value to your home by boosting curb appeal

2. Roller shutters add value to your home by improving security

3. Roller shutters add value to your home as an all-in-one solution with countless benefits.

8 Roller Shutter Benefits (The Ultimate Guide) Wrap-Up

Let’s Wrap Up The 8 Roller Shutter Benefits (The Ultimate Guide) and Quickly!

 

Let’s Wrap Up The 8 Roller Shutter Benefits (The Ultimate Guide) and Quickly!

Roller Shutter Benefit 1: Home Security

Roller Shutter Benefit 1 Summarised: Roller Shutter Visual, Mental and Physical Presence Deters Intruders and Increases Home Security.

Roller Shutter Benefit 2: Sun & Weather Protection

Roller Shutter Benefit 2 Summarised: The Sun or Whatever Weather (e.g. Rain, Hail, Dust and Wind) Hits the Roller Shutter Directly and Protects You from the Elements.

Roller Shutter Benefit 3: Energy Savings

Roller Shutter Benefit 3 Summarised: Roller Shutters Keep Summer Heat Out and Keep Winter Heat in Lowering Power Bills.

Roller Shutter Benefit 4: Noise Reduction

Roller Shutter Benefit 4 Summarised: Roller Shutters Can Reduce Noise by up to 50% and Give You More Peace, Quiet and Serenity.

Roller Shutter Benefit 5: Privacy & Light Control

Roller Shutter Benefit 5 Summarised: Roller Shutters Control Excess Light Coming into a Room and Provide Privacy to You and Your Family.

Roller Shutter Benefit 6: Bush Fire Protection

Roller Shutter Benefit 6 Summarised: Roller Shutters are Rated up to BAL-40 which gives you the best fire protection for your windows.

Roller Shutter Benefit 7: Climate Control

Roller Shutter Benefit 7 Summarised: Roller Shutters Trap Air Between the Window and the Shutter to Keep You Cooler in Summer and Warmer in Winter.

Roller Shutter Benefit 8: Home Value

Roller Shutter Benefit 8 Summarised: Roller Shutters are an All-in-One Home Improvement that Adds Style, Security and Ultimately Property Value.

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