Although the focus recently has been placed on new ways to protect your commercial and residential properties from crime and potential dangers, we must remember and consider the more traditional and reliable ways to protect your home and work. Roller shutters have consistently been one such reliable way to increase security. Roller shutters are cost effective and proven. Trellis Doors are experts in the roller shutter field and have a range of commercial and residential roller shutters for you to select depending on your needs and budget.
A roller shutter, roller door or sectional overhead door is a type of door or window shutter consisting of many horizontal slats (or sometimes bars or web systems) hinged together. Roller shutters are used as a method of insulation and can protect windows against hail damage. In this Australian climate, any further weather protection from the conditions is an additional bonus.
Investing in a roller shutter may seem like a big cost to bear but when you think about the total cost of replacing damaged and stolen goods or the invaluable cost of the safety of your family, it is a small price to pay. In a 2011 paper from the NSW Government on retail crime, the paper found that theft is the number one cause of loss in retail. Another interesting key finding the report highlights is as retailers spent less on loss prevention and security during the economic crisis, theft from stores increased. Although economic times are tough at the moment, cutting corners and spending less on security is not a good way to save money in the long term. By cutting costs in this area, you could potentially be setting yourself up for even greater costs down the track. This goes hand in hand with an article from The Sydney Morning Herald that states crime against small businesses is rising due to increased financial pressures. When times are tough, people turn to crime. This is why it is essential to have good and proven security measures in place.
With the increasing speculation over climate change, the Australian climate is very unpredictable and at times quite harsh. The Telegraph outlines that Sydney experienced its warmest cold season in 150 years. If this is any indication of what is to come, Sydney and other parts of Australia could be on track for one of the hottest summers yet. With the increase in electricity, methods such as air conditioning are more expensive than ever. Roller shutters are a great way to keep the house cool in summer without the big bill every month. With Trellis Doors roller shutters, your home is up to 90% cooler in summer and up to 70% warmer in winter, while you also get year-round protection against intruders, noise, rain, hail, wind, debris and damaging UV rays. Investing in roller shutters is a great way to avoid hefty electricity bills down the track.
Now that you’re considering investing in roller shutters, the next thing now to look at is automatic or manual roller shutters? A recent article outlined the key points for and against manual and electric roller shutters. The article states that electric roller shutters are very easy to use, convenient and you can open and close them whenever you want, wherever you are. You can also fit sensors in electric roller shutters and they tend to be low maintenance. However, electric roller shutters are more expensive and take longer to install. For those on a tight budget, electric roller shutters may not be a feasible option. Manual roller shutters on the other hand are very popular as they are very cost effective and the crank/winder is very easily accessible and easy to use. However, manual shutters are not as convenient; you need to open and close them yourself and can require more maintenance than electric shutters.
Trellis Doors are the experts and are leading the way in roller shutters. Trellis Doors have a wide range of shutters available for both commercial and domestic applications. Commercial roller doors include: RS3 Window Roller Shutters, RS4 Commercial Security Shutters, RS5 & RS6 Electric Roller Shutters, Wide Span Roller Shutters, RS7 ClearVision Commercial Roller Shutters, RS8 Economy Aluminium Roller Shutters and RS9 Rolling Security Grille. For domestic shutters, Trellis Doors offers the ever reliable RS1 Domestic Security Roller Shutters. The roller shutters have commercial grade strength and slimline design. You have the choice of automatic vs manual and a variety of colours to choose from. The roller shutters are custom made every time and come with a 5 year warranty.