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How do security shutters work?

How Do Security Shutters Work?

If you live in Melbourne and have been considering upgrading your home’s security, you’re not alone. Many homeowners are taking similar steps to improve the safety of their household and deliver them valuable peace of mind. 

One option worth considering is security shutters. Offering a host of benefits in addition to enhanced security, security shutters represent a valuable investment in your home.

In this guide, we will look at exactly what security shutters are, how they work, why they’re a leading choice and more. 

Let’s dive right in. 

What Are Security Shutters? 

Security shutters, also known as security roller shutters, are a type of outdoor window covering made from interlocked and insulated horizontal aluminium slats.

These slats form a shutter curtain that is held in place by guide tracks on either side of the window or door and housed in a pelmet box above. 

Able to be manually or electronically raised and lowered, these shutters completely cover a window, door or other opening and can be locked in place. 

How Do They Keep My Home Safer?

When lowered, security shutters completely cover your windows, making them almost impossible to access from the outside.  

Additionally, as the slats are made from tough aluminium held firmly in place by the fitted track, they are unable to be pulled out of place. This makes for a virtually impenetrable barrier against intruders. 

A great visual deterrent, homes with security shutters installed are also less likely to be the target of an attempted break-in. This is because the likelihood of gaining access is significantly reduced and therefore viewed as a poor prospect by intruders. 

Secure your home with roller shutters
Secure your home with roller shutters

How Do Security Shutters Compare To Other Options?

Security shutters are perhaps the most versatile option when compared to other security measures such as security screens or CCTV. 

CCTV while effective at capturing intruders in the process of criminal activity does not physically impede them from breaking in. 

While security screens do offer this physical barrier, they cannot offer noise reduction or greatly enhanced privacy. 

Security shutters offer many advantages such as:

  • Safeguarding your family through an increase in security and privacy
  • Increased energy efficiency thanks to effective insulation, leading to savings on heating and cooling bills
  • A noticeable reduction in outside noise
  • Better containment of indoor noise 
  • Greater control over light and airflow entering your home
  • Protecting your home from Australia’s harsh weather, including severe winds, rain, hail or similar

Perhaps even more appealing, they require little to no maintenance and should serve you well for decades to come.

Can Security Shutters Be Installed On Every Type Of Window? 

Generally, yes. Even bay windows and awkwardly placed windows can usually be fitted with a security shutter. 

The key thing to remember is that they must be properly measured, custom-made and professionally installed to guarantee effectiveness. This is true for all windows, no matter their size or shape. 

If improperly fitting due to size issues or placement, the shutter cannot operate effectively and its ability to aid in security, light reduction or similar is compromised. 

Professionals in this industry have extensive experience with all types of windows and can deliver the best possible outcomes on even the trickiest windows. 

They ensure each window’s unique characteristics are catered to during installation and that any adjustments or issues that arise are expertly managed to ensure the perfect fit. 

Windows of all shapes, sizes and positions of your house can be protected with security shutters
Windows of all shapes, sizes and positions of your house can be protected with security shutters

What Do Security Shutters Cost? 

The cost of installing security shutters on your home can vary depending on a few factors such as the size and shape of the windows and the number of windows to fit. 

While having security shutters installed on every window of a home in one go is usually preferred by homeowners, this does represent a larger up-front investment. 

Rather than opting for cheaper, lower-quality shutters and installation, you may like to consider installing a better product in stages. 

For example, you could opt to only install on the first floor where security is the bigger concern or where it would be most easy for an intruder to gain access. 

This approach means never compromising on quality over cost and is something we are happy to discuss with you as needed. 

Our goal is to have you feeling safe and secure in your home as quickly as possible and for many years to come. 

How Long Should Security Shutters Last For?

Quality shutters, when properly installed should last you for decades and generally will require minimal, if any maintenance over their lifetime.  

So long as the shutter tracks and sills are kept free of any obstructions, your shutters should run smoothly for many years. Featuring a superior coating that is applied to each slat before assembly, our shutters are also resistant to corrosion and fading.

Having your shutters custom-made by an experienced manufacturer using high-quality materials and installed by a suitable team of knowledgeable professionals, is well worth the investment

This means your home retains the safety, insulation and aesthetic benefits of roller shutters for as long as possible. 

Why Choose Titan Shutters? 

With decades of industry experience and a dedication to quality, we don’t guarantee to be the cheapest, but we do guarantee to be the best. 

All our shutters are custom-made and manufactured to meet the highest Australian standards. 

We offer exceptional quality in all materials used and in our manufacturing and installation. This ensures our customers receive the highest possible value for their investment. 

Incorporating state-of-the-art technology and available in a wide range of colours to suit your home, we also offer the quickest possible delivery of your new shutters. 

Where imported shutters may take 8 to 10 weeks to be delivered, plus installation time, we pledge to deliver and install your shutters in just 4 weeks. 

Whether you are ready to order and install roller shutters or simply wish to speak with an expert, we’re happy to provide you with an obligation-free quote and answer any questions you may have. 

Enquire with us online today – or speak with us about our roller shutter offers at 1300 020 001.

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