24 Sep, 22
9 things to consider before installing roller shutters

Installing roller shutters in your home can provide several benefits, but it’s important to consider all the factors involved before making a decision. Here are four things to think about before installing roller shutters. 

1. What are the main reasons you want to install roller shutters? Are they for security, insulation, or privacy? 

Insulating roller shutters are great for keeping your home cool during the summer months. Getting one installed is also a good idea if you’re looking to increase security in your house – this is the main reason why roller shutters are so popular.

2. Will you be able to operate them yourself or will someone have to help?

Some types of roller shutters only open from the outside, so getting them installed means that there may be times when they can’t be opened by yourself. Make sure you know how easily accessible it will be for someone else to help you with opening and closing them before choosing this type of shutter over another type. 

3. Do you need something extremely durable?

If so, consider metal. It’s the strongest material for outdoor roller shutters and may not need to be replaced for some time after installation, saving you money in the long run.

4. How much control do you want over them?

If you need complete control over your shutters at all times, choose an electronic opener that allows you to open and close them using a remote control device inside your house. They are more expensive than manual options but make it easier for someone without physical access to operating the shutter from within the house if needed.

5. What is your budget for this project? 

Consider the cheapest and most expensive options and discuss your budget with a patio shutter company. The most expensive options may give you more features but do not always outperform the less costly version.

6. Where would you like them installed?

Think about the color of your house, as well as how much sun would hit those windows if they were covered up by roller shutters. If it’s dark outside, those windows will likely need window coverings that also block light from shining into those rooms during the day to keep them adequately dark at night for sleeping purposes. Newer houses often have skylights that can be blocked out through roller shutters as well – try to leave these uncovered if possible so they don’t break or become damaged over time with constant opening and closing of the shutters.

7. What materials do you want?

Roller shutters can be made from a wide variety of materials, from solid wood to aluminum. As with home improvement purchases, the more expensive option typically offers better insulation and is easier to clean over time, but is not always worth spending more for if no one in your household has allergies or is sensitive to dust particles in the air or ultraviolet light entering their windows.

8. What is the size and shape of your windows/doors?

Roller shutters come in a range of sizes and shapes, so you’ll need to make sure you get the right ones for your home.  If your windows and doors are all the same size, you can get a set of custom-cut shutters. If you have a mix of window sizes or shapes, you might want to consider using shutter panels instead. These divisions between sections allow for greater adjustment in the open and closed positions while still covering the entire window–a great option if some windows are larger than others.

9. Do you want manual or electric roller shutters?

Manual shutters can be more affordable, but electric ones can be easier to open and close, especially if you want to install them in a high-trafficked area. You can also control the opening speed with electric shutters. If your house is set on a busy street or has a lot of foot traffic around it, they’re probably a better choice for noise reasons as well.

10. Do you have exxcessive condensation at home?

Roller shutters are known to reduce the amount of condensation within a space. This happens as the warmth inside the room heats the window and ceiling and prevents any cool outside air from entering through them.