What is a roller shutter?

The term “roller shutter” broadly refers to any window security shutter or roller door installation. Basically, a roller shutter is a device consisting of horizontally arranged slats or bars, which can be lowered or raised to form a protective barrier or partition.

Often installed primarily to enhance security, they are made usually from from metals such as steel or aluminium, and are designed to fit onto, or into, a range of internal and external property features. Typically roller shutters are fitted over windows or doorways.

What are the benefits?

For domestic property owners and business premises alike, roller shutters can significantly enhance security levels. Security shutters are virtually impenetrable and can be securely fastened to prevent intrusion. They have been proven to significantly reduce burglary rates for homes and businesses in particular.

They are highly versatile and can fit the smallest window to the largest doorway. Roller shutters are surprisingly affordable too. As manufacturing processes have improved, so has the affordability of even the largest shutter installations. Of course it is possible to automate the opening and closing of the shutters, and many newer systems come fitted with timers too, so that the need for human intervention is completely eliminated.

Highly desirable

Due to the fact that rollers shutters are not intrusive, and can look great too, the chances are that a quality installation will really boost the value of any property. The returns on a relatively small outlay of cash can be significant in today’s market, where home and business buyers are typically looking for evidence of security features.