Introducing window shutters to a property has many benefits over and above simply shading from the sun and blocking out light. Many home owners have recognised the security benefits window shutters can provide.
Not least of these is that they act as a deterrent before a would-be thief gets as far as the property. Window shutters also provide a sense of style to a property’s windows being available in a number of materials and finishes.
According to research, 50% of all break-ins happen through the windows. Most are committed by occasional thieves not prepared to face obstacles when intruding.
Australian Outdoor Livings range of aluminium and steel roller shutters discourage break-ins by way of creating a formidable obstacle to forced entry on your home. Moreover, our large range of accessories will help inhibit the unhinging of the guide rails; a common trick used by intruders. Some of these accessories include
- Aluminium or steel security latches
- Automatic or manual locking systems
- Interior and exterior key locks
The Australian Outdoor Living range is both durable and versatile. Made right here in Australia, all our shutters use high grade quality aluminium and high density foam insulation.
Every shutter is designed and manufactured for extreme wind resistance and is available in a vast range of shapes, colours and sizes. Stylishly designed, they add immediate value to your home.
Please take your time to peruse the product benefits below, you will no-doubt find the roller shutters will have multiple benefits for your home.
Insulation - BLOCK OUT THE HEAT!!!
Many of us today seem to take the security of our homes for granted. Not only do roller shutters provide a visual deterrent, the auto locking features in the pelmet box also eliminate windows being smashed or opened.
Security Screens over opening parts of windows no longer will protect your family. Thieves are more brazen than ever and will smash windows to gain access to your valuables.
The bottom security bar on the roller shutter adds the fourth dimension to the strength required. This is a standard feature which does not cost extra as with some other companies.
Stop them at the window! No need for expensive monitoring contracts and security guard call out fees. Let’s be honest…who pays attention to alarms going off anyhow? Just putting warning stickers on windows will not stop them. The family dog is a pet and is no match to skilled thieves who know how to bypass your family canine.
Gates and fences can be scaled and inferior door and window locks make it easy for them to gain entry. They often provide the "shelter" to restrict their view to the public also.
Improve the value of your HOME
As one of the most popular home improvement products on the market today, they do add value to the home at sale and add features that make your home more desirable on the “for sale” market today. With so many people today investing in roller shutters for their home, we regularly have enquiries form people wanting more roller shutters because they had them on the old home that was now been sold.
Australian Outdoor Living Roller Shutters allow you the homeowner to control the light in any application. With the advent of daylight savings, families with children can now control sleep patterns with minimal impact. Even getting the young ones down for the daily nap is a cinch. The diversity of the roller shutter means it can be closed at any height in the track to reduce glare or harmful UV rays.
The perforation holes in the slat allow some filter of light also and with up to 100% of light block out depending on the type of fitting, shift-workers are able to sleep soundly during daylight hours. Do you work different shifts? You can have your sleep back!
Roller shutters can reduce the noise by up to 50%. Keeping the peace and calm in your home as well as keeping out those noisy neighbours.
Young families with babies particularly find this feature handy and can help Mum get that well earned rest. Shift-workers will love the quiet time also amongst all the other benefits. How could you be without a roller shutter on your window?
Weather & Fire Protection
As well as keeping out the harsh sun, roller shutters keep your number one asset safe from the world’s sometimes harsh climate.
Heavy rain and hail is no match for the roller shutter. Exposed windows will take the full force of the weather especially the wind.
The CSIRO Appraisals Technical Assessment 329, states the aluminium roller shutters are suitable for the protection of windows from radiant heat from bushfires and satisfy:
- Clause GP5.1 (volume 1-class 2 to 9 buildings) and Clause P2.3.4 (volume 2-class 1 & 10 buildings the Australian Building Code of Australia 2005.
- Satisfies the requirement of level 2 construction for protecting window openings from radiant heat in a high category bushfire as defined in AS 3959 - 1999 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire - Prone Areas.
With large perforation holes in the slat, this feature allows constant ventilation of air through the windows whilst open (depending on the operation of your window), thus working well with evaporative air conditioners which require the window to be open a little for maximum cooling effect.
With blocks of land getting smaller and more expensive, we are just about living in each other’s pockets. The need for privacy is more than ever so now you can keep those prying eyes out of your home!
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