Why you need a roller shutter. We give you 4 reasons how roller shutters will benefit you
Benefits of Ultimate Roller Shutters | Security Roller Shutters - With energy costs due to sky rocket, insulation is often the over looked factor in protecting your home from the escaping warmth in Winter or the harsh sun heating up the house in Summer. Some statistics suggest saving of energy up to 20%.
Whilst a roller shutter can completely blackout a window, making it ideal for shift workers, the biggest benefits is how much more efficient it can make your air conditioning and heating. Report of up to 10 degrees cooler in your home on a really hot day is not un-common. That's even before the air-conditioning is on!
All the studies point to Insulating your home from outside of the window first, which these do. This can include insulation from noise, heat and cold. The Ultimate Aluminium Roller Shutters are ideal for insulating your home. Our roller shutters are manufactured in Italy and the slats have a thick core of high quality insulated foam that creates a great buffer.
Make no mistake; the biggest enquiry reason for roller shutters we get from people is often after they have just been robbed. It's a horrible feeling having your home and belongings exposed to an intruder.
Ultimate Roller Shutters are as much a deterrent as anything. we won't say thieves can't break in, because if they really want to get in, they will find away. But if a thief is looking for a random house to break into they usually go for the easiest access. Many of our clients just get the roller shutters on the front windows that are facing the road. Others get the downstairs rooms or even just their children's room, if they have a double storey house and they sleep upstairs.
Ultimate Roller Shutters are ideal if you travel a lot and leave your home unattended for extended periods of time. They are also ideal for holiday homes that are locked up for winter. They act as a deterrent as much as protection.
- Shift Workers need complete Darkness!
Ultimate roller shutter can completely blackout a window, making it ideal for shift workers, the other advantage is the reduction in noise. Chronic Sleep deprivation has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression. As a shift worker, you don't get a choice of when you have to sleep, so a good sleep (either day or night) is paramount to your health and wellbeing. Investing in all the tools that will help you sleep just makes good sense.
The latest trend now is motorisation. This allows you to control the shutter from inside your home with a remote control. No electrician expense needed. No braving the weather. No even getting out of bed. Just a push of a button and you are protected and in complete darkness.
- Bush Fire Rated Roller Shutters
If you live in a bushfire-prone area you are probably already aware of BAL ratings and how they affect your potential for roller shutters. Most of our new BAL roller shutter customers are building a new home and working on permits to comply with bushfire regulations so we wanted to clear up a few misconceptions, questions and thoughts around "fireproof roller shutters."
What is BAL?
BAL stands for Bushfire Attack Level and it describes how much heat or fire exposure a home (or shutters) can withstand. The purpose of BAL ratings is to help prevent bushfires from destroying buildings and spreading to other areas. Each BAL rating is assumed to carry the same risks as the previous rating, as well as higher risk levels.
If you are building a new home, you may need to have Basix approved BAL40 Bush Fire rated Aluminium Roller Shutters on your windows that face the bush. This appears to be standard practice now for new homes being built in bush fire prone areas.
At Ultimate Roller Shutters we can provide shutters from BAL-Low up to BAL 40. There are currently ZERO options on the market for BAL-FZ roller shutters. Our BAL 40 rated roller shutters do not have our normal foam injected insulation as it would heat and explode in a fire. Our Fire Safe Bushfire rated roller shutters and elements of its constructions were exposed to a radiant heat as severe as 40kW/m2, to simulate bushfire attack including both radiant heat and small flaming sources. Fire Safe was successful in all its performance testing. This is a specialised area of expertise in roller shutters
Speak with one of our sales team today about getting your own BAL fire shutters and remember: no roller shutters are fireproof. They're bush fire resistant.
NEXT UP WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO MEASURE, ORDER & INSTALL & CARE FOR YOUR ROLLER SHUTTERS…Stay tuned.