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Considerations Before Buying Your Roller Shutters

Wondering if roller shutters are a good option for your home and needs? Roller shutters offer a wide range of benefits for Victorian homes, and their occupants, from protection against intruders and the elements to maintaining an insulated home. 

Suitable for virtually every home, they offer an excellent all-purpose investment that can make them seem like an easy decision to install.  

However, if you’re looking at installing roller shutters, it’s important to consider all factors that may contribute to their effectiveness and cost before you make any decisions. 

In this guide, we’ll go over what to look at and any watchpoints to be aware of so you can determine if installing roller shutters is right for your needs. 

7 Things To Consider Before Buying Roller Shutters

Whether you’ve just started researching roller shutters or have done your homework and feel ready to go ahead, we suggest reviewing our pre-purchase checklist. 

Below are some important things to consider before buying roller shutters. 

Your Purpose For Installing Shutters

You may wish to install a roller shutter in your home for a variety of reasons. Roller shutters offer several benefits, all of which can improve your standard of living and add value to your property. 

The most common reasons for the installation of roller shutters include: 

  • Maintaining an insulated home that stays cool in summer and warm in winter, whilst simultaneously reducing your energy bills 
  • Home security against intruders
  • Protection from weather events including rain, wind, storms, hail, and bushfires
  • Reduction of external noise entering the home
  • Controlled light levels throughout the day and night

High-quality shutters, when properly installed, can achieve all of the above. 

Your Budget

Most homeowners will have a budget in mind when it comes to arranging roller shutters – this is something we welcome and expect. 

There are a few factors that affect the final price of your roller shutters and while we do everything we can to be as cost-effective as possible, quality comes first, always. 

The standard costs are the raw materials used to make the shutter, labour costs associated with the manufacture, installation and wiring, and any additional parts associated with the job. 

These parts include things such as motors and controls for which there are generally a few options to choose from.  

Other costs can occur, particularly where there is increased job complexity. These costs may include:

  • Any scaffolding required for a safe install
  • Any additional materials such as packing and flashing, which are used to ensure the correct fitment of the shutters

These extra costs, where necessary, are essential to the proper installation of the shutters and ensure a homeowner can experience the above mentioned benefits to their fullest. 

As roller shutters are a custom-made product, and no two homes are the same, there is no base price to work off. Definitive pricing is only possible once an experienced consultant has visited your property and discussed your needs. 

We recommend this being one of the first steps in the decision-making process, so any issues or complexities can be identified early on, and you know that your quote will stand firm.

The Right Material For Your Roller Shutters 

Whilst both steel and aluminium roller shutters are available on the market, aluminium shutters are preferred by most. 

This is largely because steel shutters are not only heavier but also more vulnerable to rust and corrosion. As aluminium roller shutters are resistant to corrosion and are much lighter, they are longer lasting and able to be more safely installed onto existing structures.

For this reason, Titan Shutters only installs aluminium roller shutters. For residential applications, we use an insulated aluminium slat containing polyurethane foam, and for commercial and extra-large shutters, we often recommend an extruded aluminium roller shutter.

The Size & Shape Of Your Windows 

Because windows come in a range of shapes and sizes, roller shutters work best when they are made to measure. 

This will ensure a well-finished aesthetic, a perfect fit, and a safe and secure installation. Having the right size shutters is also essential to ensure that you experience the benefits, like insulation and the blocking of light and noise.

For homes with bay or corner windows, you’ll want to ensure that your roller shutter installer is well-experienced in these trickier installations. 

Choosing a reputable brand will make sure that your roller shutters are installed correctly and safely. Meaning that you get the most out of your shutters, and they add the maximum value to your home.

Consider the size and shape of your windows when choosing roller shutters
Consider the size and shape of your windows when choosing roller shutters

Where Do You Want To Install Your Roller Shutters? 

When deciding where to install your roller shutters, you should consider the position of your house concerning the sun or any external sources of light or noise. 

It’s also advisable to think about which rooms of your house you most want to experience the benefits of roller shutters

It’s not unusual for our customers to install roller shutters around their homes in stages. You can start with a couple of rooms, or one section of the house, and add more from there. We’re happy to work around your preferences and budget or provide advice concerning this. 


To most people this is a fairly obvious point, but worth making nonetheless. Before deciding on roller shutters, be sure that you are happy with how they will look. 

While the headbox and shutter can be made in a range of colours to suit your home, they are still a visible addition. 

With this in mind, if you intend to repaint or change the exterior of your home in future, be sure to take this into account when selecting your shutter colour

Buying Roller Shutters

Strata Property and Body Corporates

If you own a strata property (townhouses, units etc), it’s important to verify if you’re allowed to modify the exterior of the building, including installing roller shutters. Strata properties often have body corporate guidelines that require approval for such changes.

Ensure you understand and follow these procedures. If there is a body corporate committee, or approval required, we recommend getting approval to install your shutters before obtaining a quote to ensure that we know the colours and install options permitted. 

Secure The Best For Your Home With Titan Shutters

Titan Shutters is a leading provider of roller shutter systems across Melbourne, with industry-leading installation timeframes and experienced local technicians. 

No matter where you are at in deciding if shutters are right for you, we’re happy to help. Offering advice from skilled experts and obligation-free quotes, we make it easier to find the ideal solution for your home. 

Whether you want to opt for a shutter install on every window or only on selected windows in stages, we welcome your enquiry. We promise excellent customer service and great results every time, and post-install we’re never far away should you need us.

If you’re interested in fitting your home with quality, Australian-made roller shutters, simply contact us online or call 1300 020 001 to speak with one of our friendly team members. 

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