Roller Shutters Maintenance Tips

Roller shutters are pretty much maintenance-free, all you really need to do is keep them clean and functioning well. Cleaning roller shutters requires the least effort if you follow proper maintenance and care for them. The good news is if you have Slimline Security Shutters or any other Rollashield shutters, cleaning is just a breeze. A hose down is all that is needed. In fact, there are no other maintenance steps required at all. But if you have another type of security shutter, here are some quick tips on how to keep your roller shutters in excellent working condition: Remove…
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We can build homes to survive bushfires, so why don’t we?

Dozens of homes and outbuildings have been destroyed in bushfires that have ravaged parts of South Australia reminding us again how poorly adapted we are to bushfire prone landscapes. With 15 years experience in design and planning to mitigate bushfire risk I have found that the two main barrier to affordable bushfire-responsive housing are: misinformation on the cost of building in bushfire prone areas difficulties delivering an holistic design approach that integrates buildings and their landscapes in one risk mitigation/dwelling environment Misinformation on cost There is a growing public perception that building to the Australian Standard for construction in a…
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How secure are roller shutters?

In 2012/13 the rate of aggravated burglaries state-wide increased by 8.6% in 2012/13 (based on Victoria Police state-wide crime statistics). In fact, property crime is the most common crime experienced in Australia. It seems that padlocks, dogs, CCTV cameras and other measures do not effectively deter burglars. Many home and business owners are concerned by the possible threat of forced entry and theft of property, plus the safety of themselves and those they are responsible for. What is needed is a reliable and ultra-strong barrier that could prevent unwanted, even dangerous, intrusion. The solution to property security problems lies in…
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Which type of shutter is best for my home?

There are two general types of roller shutters used in most homes: roll-formed shutters and extruded roller shutters. Four factors determine the most suitable type of residential shutter: security ventilation appearance size of the door or window Make a smart buying decision by finding out the mix of features that best meets your needs. Every homeowner wants shutters that deliver the highest security and most are willing to pay extra for the greatest protection. Others put a heavy emphasis on the amount of air flow permitted through the shutters. Some property owners prefer shutters that enhance, not lessen, their home’s…
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What are the different types of shutters for commercial establishments?

Roller shutters for commercial applications are either see-through or solid. Each type has its pros and cons. If your shop or office is facing the street, a solid, strong extruded roller shutter is what you need. Made from extruded aluminium, this type guarantees the highest level of security and protection. Many times stronger than other shutters, most shopfronts, banks and establishments prefer solid shutters. If your business is inside a shopping mall, you may opt for polycarbonate see-through shutters. In fact, the centre management might dictate the type of shutters that you should use for your shop, store or office….
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How much does it cost to buy, install and maintain roller shutters?

The overall cost of using roller shutters depends on several factors. Weighing them carefully could help you make a rewarding purchase decision. The cost varies according to the size and type of roller shutters and the area of installation. Some companies offer standard sizes while others are more flexible. Companies that offer custom-built roller shutters are among your best options. Yet most of these companies might charge higher for tailor-made shutters, unlike ready-made window or door shutters with a fixed price. Measuring the window or door for the roller shutters may be a challenge for those who lack the tools…
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What are the advantages of roller shutters?

Roller shutters are popular among homeowners as they come with many advantages. Consumers have varied opinions on what they truly like about roller windows or doors, depending on why they are putting them on their homes in the first place. For instance, you may find you will value the way exterior roller shutters can reduce heat coming inside your house. The shutters, made from either aluminium or steel, effectively stop the heat from hitting the glass and permeating your home’s interior. This not only creates a more comfortable living space for you and loved ones inside the home, but it…
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