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What are shutters made of?

What Are Shutters Made Of

Ever wondered what materials are used in the construction of external window shutters, and why? 

An increasingly popular choice by homeowners, shutters need to be durable, strong and intelligently crafted to be effective. 

To learn what shutters are made of, differences in manufacturing processes, and how this influences their performance and overall quality, read on. 


Materials Used To Make Shutters

Exterior window shutters are made using a variety of different materials which will vary based on the type of shutter in question. These include:


Lightweight, durable and highly resistant to corrosion, aluminium is one of the most common materials used to make shutters. 

Favoured for their sleek and modern appearance they are well-suited to all climates and offer exceptional strength too, making them ideal for security purposes. 


Tough and durable, steel shutters perform well as a security measure against intruders, but are prone to corrosion. They are also much heavier than aluminium shutters making them less suited to some openings. 

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Able to block out light and provide a level of insulation, PVC shutters are a type of plastic shutter that is both lightweight and non-corrosive. 

PVC shutters are inclined to break down over time due to UV exposure, however, and are not effective as a security measure when compared to steel or aluminium shutters. 


Increasingly uncommon, wooden shutters are typically only used as a decorative measure. They have been largely superseded by more durable and beneficial options such as aluminium roller shutters.  

Aluminium has become the preferred material for durable roller shutters

Other Components 

In addition to the shutters themselves, roller shutters are also made using a range of parts such as:

  • Tracks/guide rails
  • Springs
  • Pulleys
  • Bearings
  • Cables
  • Pelmet boxes
  • Brakes 
  • Motors and more. 

Each of these work together to create a functional, reliable and strong shutter. 


The Importance Of Quality Materials 

Every part used in the making of a roller shutter must be of exceptional quality. This is essential to its long-term performance and longevity. 

Far too frequently we see homeowners who have been provided shutters of inferior quality having to replace them early or pay for continued repairs. 

Poor-quality shutter materials reduce the integrity of the shutter and make it less able to:

  • Deter or keep out intruders effectively 
  • Insulate a home against heat or cold, leading to suboptimal energy efficiency 
  • Keep out neighbourhood noise
  • Withstand Australia’s harsh climate and weather conditions
  • Operate reliably for an extended lifetime 

While a less expensive shutter may appeal initially, when you take these factors into account, the most cost-effective option long-term is always to seek high-quality. 


Why Our Shutters Are Superior

At Titan Shutters, we have spent years investing in and developing technology that has enabled us to create the best-performing shutters for your home. 

Our shutters are made using: 

  • Double-skinned aluminium which makes them lightweight and sturdy without compromising on security
  • A superior coating of baked enamel in a colour of your choosing, which is applied before forming to ensure all metal surfaces are protected from corrosion
  • Polyurethane foam, which is injected into each slat to further improve its strength, insulation and soundproofing abilities. 

In addition to this, each of our shutter slats boasts a signature curved profile, making it appear rounded from the side. This provides a sleek aesthetic and elevated operational performance. 

In line with our commitment to the provision of superior shutters, every component and part used to build, install and operate them meet the highest quality standards for construction as set out by the HIA. 

The Titan Shutters difference

Enjoy Premium Products And Service With Titan Shutters

With decades of industry experience, our team is highly skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing our customers with shutters of unmatched quality.  

To this end, we measure, manufacture and install every shutter we supply ourselves. Made in Australia, under our close supervision, we guarantee every one of our roller shutters to exceed expectations. 

We make zero compromises on the materials used and are continually reviewing and refining our approach to ensure we maintain these standards. 

Offering shutters suited to a range of needs, including those with security concerns and bushfire protection, we’re the team you can trust to bring you the utmost peace of mind. 

Not only dedicated to quality products, we also pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service, including for any post-installation concerns or queries you may have. 

Invest in the best, call Titan Shutters today at 1300 020 001.

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