3 Easy Steps to Choosing the Best Roller Shutter Installation for Your Home

Cream & Maroon Roller Shutters on Front of Brick Home

Roller shutters have so many benefits that they seem almost indispensable. They insulate your home, add security, keep out noise and UV rays, ensure privacy, and protect your home from the elements. They look sleek and stylish and can improve the look of your house. Even better, with roller shutters you can tackle energy bills, helping to save both your money and the environment!

But unless properly installed, you will achieve none of these things. Thankfully, the installation process is pretty easy. And to make it even easier, we’re giving you a guide to choosing the right roller shutters to suit your needs, budget and home style.

Choose your preferred roller shutter operation

This is perhaps the most difficult step for your shutter blinds. Thankfully, our experienced design consultants will be on hand to guide you through this stage. But to break it down for you, here are the operating methods you can choose from, depending on your preferred style and budget:


Roller shutters can be fitted one of two ways: outside the window or inside the window opening. If you fit your shutters outside the window, it will appear flush with the wall around the window. Alternatively, you can fit the shutters inside the alcove created for some windows, so that it appears framed by the wall around it. You will have to decide which fit you’d prefer, since the roller shutters will need to be measured accordingly.Decide how you want the roller shutters to be fitted

Pick a colour and design

Once you’ve picked the operating method for your blinds as well as the fit, you have only the most enjoyable decision left to make: which colour and design you’d like your shutter blinds to have.

Shutter blinds have evolved a lot since they were first invented. Today, they can come in a variety of materials, colours and styles to suit just about any home. In fact, we at Australian Outdoor Living offer 15 different colours, so you’re bound to found something to blend with your home’s exterior!

And with your colour, design and material chosen, all you need do is set the installation date and let our experts do the rest! You’ll be able to enjoy those reduced electricity bills, greater security, added privacy and peace and quiet in no time at all!

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About Alex Kuchel

This is Alex. Alex is the National Brand Manager at Australian Outdoor Living (AOL). By day, she’s a member of AOL’s marketing team. She helps to conjure up ideas on how best to promote Australian Outdoor Living and enjoys working with a pretty awesome team of clever cookies. By night (and weekends), she enjoys the company of her family and friends. She’s a big believer in sun shine and does her best to enjoy it with those she loves most.”

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