Benefits of Roller Shutters
Increase your Home's Security
Highly effective protection for windows and doors
With Perth’s ever-increasing population, new housing developments, a tough economy and an ongoing drug epidemic, burglaries and home invasions are unfortunately a very real part of our everyday lives. Having adequate home security is a priority for most homeowners!
Why are Roller Shutters the best option for home security?
Statistics show that an easily accessed window or door is the most common entry point for any home break-in. Sometimes they have simply been left open or unlocked but even with good quality deadlocks, a determined burglar will rarely hesitate to just smash through the glass! Often they choose a window at the back of the home where there is complete privacy or an area hidden from street view by bushes or fencing. Any exposed window can provide potential, easy entry into your home!
Security measures such as an alarm system, CCTV cameras, heavy duty locks, perimeter fencing and guard dogs all help towards deterring burglars. However what they all fail to do is prevent access to the fragile glass of your windows.
This is what makes OzShut Roller Shutters the superior choice for your home’s security. By providing complete protection to your windows and doors they will help STOP a thief gaining entry into your home.
The security features of OzShut Roller Shutters
OzShut Security Roller Shutters are manufactured from a high quality, Marine Grade Aluminium. This material is used for its strength as well as durability and resilience to weather.
All Roller Shutters are fitted directly into the brickwork around the outside of a window, door or other suitable opening by our qualified installers. They are secured in place with heavy duty, stainless steel masonry fixings so can not simply be removed during an attempted robbery.
With the entire window securely covered there is no ability to break into your home by forcing the window open or smashing the glass.
Bottom Security Bar
A solid piece of extruded aluminium is installed across the bottom of all OzShut Roller Shutters. This reinforced security bar helps prevent the ability to pull the Roller Shutter away from the window and out of its side tracks.
Heavy Duty Side Tracks
The Roller Shutter curtain moves up and down within heavy duty tracks on each side. These solid rails hold the curtain securely in place making any attempt of forced entry extremely difficult. As a low cost optional extra, OzShut also offers our exclusive OZHD super heavy duty side rail. It is thicker and stronger than all standard Roller Shutters on the market. (Suitable only for Electric Roller Shutters)
Automatic Locking System
When the Roller Shutter is completely closed, locking springs are automatically activated inside the top pelmet box. Once locked in place, it is not possible to force the Roller Shutter open by lifting it from the bottom.
Which windows should you choose for Security Shutters?
Ultimately, Roller Shutters installed on all windows and doors will provide the most complete security for your home. Many homeowners begin by installing Security Roller Shutters on the front windows of their house. This provides a fantastic visual deterrent to thieves looking for an easy target. Alternatively, windows at the back or sides of the home that are hidden from street view might be your priority or bedroom windows for night time peace of mind.
Block out Light and Noise
Improve the comfort level inside your home
Windows are an important feature of any home, they connect us to the outside world and let in natural sunlight and air. However they sometimes leave us exposed to unwanted outside light and sounds.
Roller Shutters can be stopped at any level to give you complete control over the amount of light that enters through the window. They are capable of blocking out up to 100% of light when fully closed (depending on the type of fitting used for a particular home).
OzShut Roller Shutters also feature large perforation holes between the slats. These can be opened to allow for filtered light and ventilation while still providing protection from the sun. This is especially useful for evaporative air-conditioners which require an open window to be most effective. The perforation holes are designed to let in some light and fresh air but maintain complete privacy. Even at night, it is not possible to see through the Roller Shutter.
It is important to note that the Roller Shutter can not be locked automatically if the perforation holes are OPEN or partly ventilated.
Not only does the insulation inside each Roller Shutter slat prevent the transfer of heat, it also works to reduce the amount of outside noise heard from within the home. If you live on a busy road, are bothered by neighbourhood sounds or barking dogs, OzShut Roller Shutters can reduce the noise by up to 50%.
The diversity of Roller Shutters makes them popular for bedroom windows, whether for a shift worker that needs to sleep during the day, babies & young children that need to nap or those that get woken early by the bright morning sun. They are also useful in theatre or TV rooms to remove the sun’s glare and those where the direct sunlight damages or fades furniture and carpet.
Control the Temperature
Stay cooler in Summer and warmer in Winter
Perth has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and clear blue skies for 70% of the year. With extended periods of heat and sunshine, air conditioners and insulation are an essential for most Perth homes.
Did you know that the majority of heat transfer into or out of your home happens through the glass of your windows? In fact a single pane of glass can transmit almost 10 times as much heat as the same area of insulated wall.
Through the Summer months our homes can become uncomfortably hot, especially rooms with windows that face directly into the morning or afternoon sun.
All OzShut Roller Shutters slats are injected with a high density Polyurethane, the same insulating material used in refrigerators & freezers. This allows the Roller Shutter to reduce the transfer of heat through your windows by up to 90%!!
With less heat entering the home your air conditioner will not need to operate as long or as often, saving you 30-40% on the running costs.
Similarly during winter, Roller Shutters will prevent heat escaping from the home through your windows and improve the efficiency of your homes heating.
All of this also has added benefits to the environment with the reduction of your household’s carbon emissions from the use of the air conditioner and the burning of fuels/gasses.
Keep your home and family safe from the elements
OzShut Roller Shutters are designed for the Australian climate. As well as keeping out the harsh sun and heat, they will provide protection during storms when exposed windows take the full force of severe weather.
Roller Shutters are able to withstand intense wind gusts that could smash through the glass as well as prevent windows being broken from flying debris or hail.
Many coastal homes where Perth winds can be the strongest have OzShut Roller Shutters installed.
All components are made from strong Marine Grade aluminium that will not rust from the salty air or water.
Roller Shutters are also approved to protect windows from the radiant heat of a bush fire.
The CSIRO Appraisals Technical Assessment 329, states that 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.
Add Value to your Property
A desirable asset for any home buyer
As one of the most popular home improvement products on the market today, Roller Shutters will add value to your home at resale.
An investment into Roller Shutters adds features that make your property more desirable to prospective buyers.
With a large range of colours to choose from, OzShut Roller Shutters will compliment and enhance the look of any style home. Browse our photo gallery for examples and colour design ideas.
Manual Roller Shutters
For windows below a certain size and weight a hand operated pull strap or winder can be used. It is installed directly through the wall cavity beside the window and connected to the Roller Shutter by a strong nylon strap.
Electric Roller Shutters
The most popular control option is an electric motor that is connected by our qualified electricians after installation. This can be a hard wired electric switch or remote control system and allows any size Roller Shutter to be operated with ease.
Our automation products are made and assembled in Spain. They are exclusively manufactured to OzShut specifications by the best in the business, ‘Enjoy Motors’ Europe.
OzShut offers a full 5 year replacement guarantee on all Enjoy Motors.
Roller Shutter Colour Options
Roller Shutters can enhance the appearance and add value to any age or style of home. With OzShut’s large range of colours, there is always a combination that will compliment your home’s exterior. From selecting a colour that blends in subtly with your existing walls to creating a design feature with contrasting colours and stripes.
During your in-home consultation, you will be shown the range of options available. We can then help you decide on the best colour scheme to suit your desired style.
View our photo gallery for even more Roller Shutter design ideas.