Are you confident your home or business is safe when you’re not around?
Australia has the 7th highest rate of break-ins in the world, which makes security crucial. But to choose your next roller shutter on security features alone would be a mistake. Modern roller shutters are more than a way to protect your property. In fact, the right roller shutters can provide:
- Aesthetic advantages
- Insulation (a.k.a power bill savings)
- Noise control
- Light control
- Bushfire protection
- And much, much more
If you’re looking to choose the right roller shutter for you, we’ve rounded up 6 of the most advantageous features to watch out for.
What are the features of modern roller shutters?
You want your Perth home to be safe whether you’re off for a day at the beach or sleeping inside at night. That’s where these shutters stand out. With robust materials and innovative design, the modern security roller shutters create a heavy-duty barrier made from galvanised steel or heavy-gauge aluminium to keep unwanted individuals out.
But investing in your own modern roller shutter offers more than peace of mind.
Read on to find out the top 6 features of modern roller shutters that make your life a more comfortable, secure, and enjoyable place.
#1 – Versatility
In years gone by, a roller shutter was a bulky and unattractive addition to your home that kept intruders out but left your home an eyesore. Those days are long gone! Modern roller shutters offer customisation and versatility to suit any home decor or lifestyle.
For example, choose from manual roller shutters or electric roller shutters. Then, choose your favourite colour, texture, style, or design. Modern shutters are harmonious with your home’s exterior design and add to your overall look and feel, so there’s no need to sacrifice your facade for security.
#2 – Energy efficiency
The average power bill has gone up year on year. If you’re paying more to cool your home during Perth’s hot summers, a modern roller shutter offers a simple and proven form of insulation to slash your power bill without sacrificing temperature control.
Modern shutters bring insulation properties to prevent cold breezes and draughts during winter and solar gain during summer. Without direct sunlight on your windows – shutters have been shown to reduce up to 90% of heat gain – your home avoids becoming an oven and you can keep the A/C off while still feeling cool and comfortable.
#3 – Noise control
If you’re lucky enough to live in one of Perth’s surrounding suburbs then you know that it can be tough to find a little peace and quiet at times. Between passing traffic, nearby construction projects, or the soundtrack of your neighbourhood, it’s easy to feel like silence is a thing of the past. This becomes even more of a problem if you’re working from home as a result of the pandemic.
Thankfully, shutters are designed to bring more than peace of mind against unwanted intruders and burglars. When lowered, the right shutter can reduce noise with 50% to 80% of sounds blocked (depending on your choice of the shutter).
Whether you want to enjoy a movie night with the TV at full volume or block out the noise of your neighbours, a roller shutter provides a simple tool to filter sound.
#4 – Light control
Perth is Australia’s sunniest major city and receives an average of 3,200 hours of sunlight annually. This is great if you’re looking to hit Scarborough Beach or explore the city. Not so great if you’re a shift worker or need to control light pollution.
Modern roller shutters come in a variety of styles and types that can be lowered to limit, or block out, sunlight. For example, choose from perforated slates to allow a small amount of light, or electrical shutters that lower at the push of a button and keep your home dark and perfect for catching some necessary zzz’s.
#5 – Bushfire protection
No one wants to deal with a bushfire, but living in Perth means bushfires are a legitimate threat. Thankfully, the shutters can reduce heat by a staggering 90% as well as prevent flying embers (which are responsible for fire damage kilometres away from bushfire fronts). Even better, lowering your shutters can prevent windows and glass doors from shattering in the heat, keeping you and your family safe during bushfire season.
Looking to learn more about bushfire-rated shutters? Explore our bushfire-safe screens.
#6 – Security
We’ve left this till last, but the most common enquiry is for the security and peace of mind these products bring. No one wants to wake up, or come home, and realise their prized possessions are missing.
Modern shutters provide security a). As a deterrent to would-be thieves who see your well-protected home and decide against wasting their time and b). Through solid construction and no visible locks or handles that prove extremely difficult to bend or budge.
As the best shutters are made from strong aluminium slats and installed to custom-fit your doors or windows, you’re getting a leading security product that’s every bit as eye-catching and versatile too.
Get all your (free) roller shutter info right here
If you’re interested in upgrading your Perth home with a roller shutter, then you already know how many options and choices you have. Stop us if any of the following questions sound familiar…
- “How do I choose Perth’s best roller shutter company?”
- “Does it matter if my shutters are made in Australia or imported from overseas?”
- “Do I need all roller shutter features or should I just focus on security?”
- “How long will new shutters last and am I getting value for money?”
- “Will my roller shutter installers be licensed and insured?”
At Perth Homeguard, we understand it takes time to choose the right company and the right product, so we’ve created a range of free resources to help you feel confident in your decision.
Check out some of our most popular resources below to find the answers you’re looking for.
- How to choose the BEST roller shutter colour
- Tips to pick the perfect roller shutter material
- How to slash 40% from your power bill with *this* roller shutter
Looking to learn more about stylish, modern roller shutters?
Roller shutter features are easy to list on a page.
Aluminkum block housing. PVC curtain. Heat shielding properties to 40kW/m2. Commercial-grade double wall extruded profile. Powdered coat finish.
But what matters more is the effect these features have on your quality of life. Across design flexibility, noise and light control, energy savings, bushfire protection, and security, modern roller shutters are packed full of features that give you priceless peace of mind.