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What to look for when buying window shutters

What To Look for When Buying Window Shutters?

If you’ve decided to invest in exterior window shutters for your home but are unsure where to begin, you’re not alone. 

It can be easy to be overwhelmed by choices and offers from various suppliers. To ensure your shutters perform well and last, it is important to review several factors.  

By being aware of what to look for, you can confidently choose shutters that not only deliver a host of features and benefits, but that add value to your home. 

In this guide, we’ll delve into all the details so you can make an informed decision for your property.  

Your Window Shutter Shopping Checklist

So what makes a great shutter? If you’ve been asking yourself ‘What types of window shutters should I buy?’ then we recommend going through the following checklist.

Great window roller shutters rely on a combination of:

Quality Materials

Roller shutters can be made from various materials such as aluminium, steel or PVC. Not all shutter materials wear well over time or offer the same number of benefits. 

Aluminium shutters are a popular, high-quality option due to their durability, resistance to corrosion, and lightweight construction. Be wary of PVC or steel which can degrade or be quite heavy to operate. 

Security Features & Installation

Look for roller shutters that offer good security features, such as sturdy locking mechanisms and strong materials that can withstand break-in attempts.

Your chosen shutters should also come with professional installation, ensuring they are properly fitted to your home’s exterior. 


Well-designed and made roller shutters can include insulation, protecting against heat and cold transfer and supporting a more comfortable, consistent indoor temperature. 

By reducing the need to use an air conditioner or similar, this also supports enhanced energy efficiency and lowered electricity bills.  

Another helpful benefit of this insulation is that it can even help to reduce outside noise from entering your home. 

Arguably a non-negotiable feature for all homeowners, it is especially prudent to ensure your shutters offer insulation if you live in extreme climates or noisy areas.

Weather Resistance

While not a leading concern for all homeowners, if you live in an area prone to storms or extreme weather events, it is vital to choose shutters that can withstand these. 

Heavy rain, strong winds, hail and UV radiation are all capable of causing significant damage to inferior-quality shutters and your home. Quality shutters will withstand all this while also protecting your property from harm. 

Operation Mechanism

Roller shutters can be operated manually or electronically. While manual operation may be slightly cheaper in the short term, they can be difficult to manage. 

If your shutter is large and heavy or if you have reduced upper body strength this can make manual operation very challenging. As the winder is fitted indoors, this may also impact how you can arrange furniture for accessibility or impede on your indoor styling.  

Electric roller shutters are far superior, offering convenience and easy operation at the touch of a button. They can be operated by a remote control or with a button on the wall. Additionally, if you choose remote only electric shutters they are a complete unit that is installed wholly outside with no need to alter your home’s interior. 

Size & Fit

Before ordering, your home’s windows must be accurately measured by a professional to ensure that the roller shutters will fit properly. 

Ideally, shutters should be custom-made to order as premade shutters are less likely to fit properly when installed and are unavailable for windows of non-standard sizes or shapes. 

Aesthetics & Customisation

Consider the appearance of the roller shutters and how they will complement the exterior of your home. Most shutters come in a range of colours and finishes to match your preferences and architectural style.

Ensuring your shutters are customised to be the right colour for your home is essential for maintaining curb appeal and can help them blend seamlessly with your property’s exterior. 

Warranty & Maintenance

Check the warranty offered by the manufacturer and inquire about the maintenance requirements of the roller shutters. 

Ideally, you want a product that is backed by a reliable warranty and requires minimal upkeep. Be sure to check what is covered under warranty and whether you are obligated to arrange professional inspections periodically to uphold this. 


You should always compare quotes and prices from different suppliers to ensure you’re getting a good deal. Keep in mind that cheaper options may not always offer the same quality, features or longevity as higher end products.

Be sure to check what is included with the price such as installation and aftercare to ensure there are no unexpected added costs later on. 

Titan Shutters Your Trusted Shutter Experts

At Titan Shutters, we offer unmatched service and quality from your first interaction with us, through to installation and beyond. 

We measure and manufacture all our shutters right here in Australia to the highest standards and use only the best quality materials and components. 

This ensures not only a more rapid delivery of your shutters, but that they will perform optimally and deliver exceptional benefits for decades to come. 

To learn more or to book your free measure and quote, contact our friendly team today at 1300 020 001. 

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