Roller Shutters 101: Tips in Choosing the Best Roller Shutter Installation for Your Home
The benefits of roller shutters are seem almost indispensable, providing perfect insulation, adding security to your home, keeping noise out as well as UV rays, ensuring your privacy, and protecting your home from elements. Roller shutters can save you from your energy bills, provide a sleek and stylish look for your home, and are advocates of saving the environment. You will not achieve any of these if they are not properly installed. The installation process is relatively easy, because we are giving you a guide in choosing the best roller shutters to uniquely address your needs, home style and your budget. The three most important steps you need to do before choosing the right roller shutter installation are choosing your preferred shutter operation, picking a color and design, and contacting a reliable and trusted contractor.
The most difficult step for your shutter blinds is choosing the preferred roller shutter operation, but it’s good thing that we are able to discuss this with the help of our experienced designed consultants. Choosing the operation method for your roller shutters greatly depends on your needs, preferred style and your budget. There are three types of roller shutter operations such as manual, electric and solar. Manual operation can either be a winder or a pulley. Today, winders are considered the most standard choice for roller shutters. Winder is a simple mechanism allowing you to crank blinds open and closed. It is considered as the most common manual operation among double brick homes. Pulley roller shutter operation is limited to smaller window areas, but it’s perfect and useful for cramped space like in a small bathroom. Pulleys provide an easier mechanism for raising and lowering shutters without having to rotate winders. Electric roller shutter operation uses switch and electric cables usually running through the inside of the wall, making it invisible. In an electric shutter operation, you can raise or move the roller shutters down, with just the press of a button using the switch mounted on the wall. Electric roller shutter operation can also use remote control, so you can move your shutters up and down anywhere in your room, without having to get up from your couch! The latest technology on roller shutter installation is through solar roller shutters, operating using solar-powered batteries. It’s energy-saving and they can also operate with wireless remote control.
Rollers can be fitted outside the window which appears flush with the surrounding wall, or inside the alcove so it appears framed by the wall around it. Once you have chosen the operating method for your roller shutters, you can select your preferred color and design, which is the most enjoyable decision left to make. And if you’re ready to renovate, contact a professional installer now so you can dramatically enhance the style and character of your property.