What Are the Best Materials to Use for Outdoor Shutters?

What Are the Best Materials to Use for Outdoor Shutters?

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Keeping your home secure and protected from the elements is a top priority for many Queensland homeowners. Outdoor shutters are a fantastic way to achieve this, offering a stylish and functional solution. But with various materials available on the market, choosing the right material and installation company can feel overwhelming. That is why we have put together this guide about the materials on offer and what is the best option for outdoor roller shutters in your home.

What Is An Outdoor Shutter?

Firstly, let’s define what an outdoor shutter is for you. Outdoor shutters are coverings installed on the outside of windows and/or doors of a home and are sometimes referred to as external window shutters or roller shutters. Many homeowners choose these types of shutters as an extra level of security and protection for their home – from extreme weather elements as well as against possible intruders.

What Outdoor Shutter Material Options Are Available?

There are a range of outdoor roller shutters on the market and it can be confusing to know which one will be suitable for your home. Let’s run through some of the options you may come across when searching for the best material for your outdoor shutters.

Wood: Wood shutters can appear an attractive option for traditional-looking homes, however, they require regular maintenance to withstand Queensland’s sun and humidity, which can lead to warping and cracking. Without the time to commit to a very high level of maintenance, many homeowners steer away from wooden shutters in sunny locations. It’s also worth noting that this material is rarely used in Australia nowadays.

PVC: A cost-effective option, PVC shutters can appear to offer good weather resistance. However, they may not be as strong as other materials and can struggle in extreme heat and the extreme weather conditions we face in Queensland. This is another material that can be rarely seen in use in the country these days.

Fibreglass: Lightweight and resistant to rust and corrosion, fibreglass shutters appear to be a good option for a budget-conscious shutter buyer, however, they may not provide the same level of security as some other materials.

Aluminium: A lightweight metal known for its exceptional strength, durability and resistance to corrosion, aluminium offers all the benefits of other materials for external window shutters, without the added problems.

How Can Security Roller Shutters Protect Your Business?

At Queensland Roller Shutters, we specialise in extruded aluminium interlocking slat shutters. Here’s why they are the ideal choice for your Queensland home:

  • Unmatched Security: Our interlocking slats create a near-impenetrable barrier, deterring potential intruders.
  • Built to Last: High-grade aluminium offers exceptional corrosion resistance, ensuring your shutters look amazing and function flawlessly for years to come.
  • Weatherproof Warriors: Engineered to withstand Queensland’s harsh sun, rain and wind, our shutters maintain their structural integrity, year after year.
  • Bespoke Security: We offer twin-layered, powder-coated aluminium shutters for those seeking the ultimate protection. These robust shutters span up to 5 metres, providing a formidable defence against anything nature or intruders throw your way.

The Queensland Roller Shutters Difference: Window Shutters External

As a local Brisbane company, we take pride in manufacturing our shutters right here in south-east Queensland. This allows us to ensure the highest quality materials and construction methods are used. We provide exceptional service and support throughout the entire buying and installation process and our team is available for any post-service questions or concerns.

Invest in Your Home’s Security and Gain Peace of Mind

Contact Queensland Roller Shutters today to request a quote. Let our experienced team help you find the perfect outdoor shutters to keep your home safe and looking its best.

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