How Do Roller Shutter Blinds Work?

How Do Roller Shutter Blinds Work?

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Electric aluminium roller shutter blinds are a type of window covering designed to block out light, reduce noise, and provide an extra layer of security for your home. They are becoming increasingly popular due to their ease of installation and flexibility in providing an adjustable level of privacy and insulation.

Roller shutter blinds are composed of a series of aluminium slats, which are connected to a track or guide system. The slats are joined by a series of hinges and move along the track as the shutter is opened or closed. This is done using a motorised mechanism that is operated using an electric control panel or remote control.

When the shutter is opened, the slats will roll up and stack at the top of the window, creating an unobstructed view outside. When the shutter is closed, the slats will overlap, creating a solid barrier against unwanted light, heat, and noise.

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Electric aluminium roller shutters are exterior shutters, meaning they are installed on the outside of the window. This is done by attaching the track and motorised mechanism to the wall, window frame, or ceiling. 

In terms of security, electric aluminium roller shutters are an excellent option as they are made from strong and durable aluminium, meaning they cannot be forced open. At Queensland Roller Shutters, our roller shutter blinds come with a unique  locking system for added peace of mind.

How Do I Control My Roller Shutter Blinds?

Controlling your roller shutters is easy, as most models come with a wall mounted control panel and a remote control. The wall mounted control panel is typically installed near the roller shutter and is used to open and close the shutter. The remote control is a convenient way to open and close the roller shutters from a distance. 

While the operation of roller shutter blinds is quite intuitive, easy-to-follow instructions are available by consulting the user manual, or you can contact the manufacturer for help. With proper use and maintenance, your electric aluminium roller shutters should provide years of reliable service.

How Do Roller Shutters Compare to Window Awnings?

Awnings are a great addition to any home, providing a comfortable and stylish way to keep the sun and heat at bay. However, when it comes to providing more comprehensive protection from the sun and heat, aluminium roller shutters are a much better choice. Given the climate, when comparing an awning to a roller shutter, Brisbane residents are better off with roller shutters as a more comprehensive window covering solution.

Roller shutters provide a much more effective barrier to the sun and heat than awnings. The shutter’s design  keeps the sun’s rays from entering the home. This makes them much more efficient at reducing the amount of heat entering the home, compared to an awning which only blocks the sun’s rays from entering and may only be effective at specific times during the day due to the limited cover they provide.

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The slatted design of roller shutter blinds also provides a much more comprehensive level of privacy than an awning. Roller shutters can be adjusted as needed, providing the perfect amount of privacy while still allowing in a bit of sunlight. Awnings, on the other hand, provide very limited privacy and are far less adjustable than roller shutters.

When it comes to security, roller shutter blinds are also a much better choice than awnings. The heavy-duty construction of the roller shutters makes them extremely difficult to break into, providing an additional level of protection for your home and its contents. An awning, on the other hand, provides no protection against potential intruders.

Clearly, roller shutters are much more durable than awnings. As long as they are properly maintained, roller shutters can last for decades, far outlasting an awning. Not only do roller shutters last longer, but they also require less maintenance, making them a much more cost-effective choice in the long run.

When it comes to protecting your home from the sun and heat, aluminium roller shutter blinds are the clear winner over awnings. Electric aluminium roller shutters are an efficient and secure way to enjoy the benefits of natural light, insulation, and privacy in your home. They are relatively simple to install and operate, and are designed to last for many years. Contact QLD Roller Shutters today to speak to our expert team about the right window covering solution for you.

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