With winter almost here (it certainly feels like winter already!) and the cost of living going up and up, many of us are looking for ways of reducing household expenses, such as the cost of electricity and gas. One way to do this is by fitting roller shutters on your windows.
Windows are one of the major causes of heat escaping your home. According to Sustainability Victoria, a single pane of glass can lose almost 10 times more heat than the same area of insulated wall. Combined with gaps around doors, windows account for up to 25% of winter heat loss, which leads to you and your family feeling cold and your heating bills skyrocketing.
So how can roller shutters help?
While the surface area of roller shutters is made from aluminium alloys, the best quality shutters, such as those installed by Outside Concepts, have a high-density polyurethane core. Roller shutters with this core technology provide an efficient insulation system that will greatly reduce the heat lost through windows when the weather turns cool, keeping you more comfortable and significantly reducing your heating bills.
But that’s just one of the benefits of our roller shutters and one of the reasons you should consider installing them on your home. Other good reasons are:
- What’s good for keeping the heat in during winter is perfect for keeping heat out on hot summer days. Roller shutters can prevent up to 90% of heat from entering your home, which again leads to improved comfort and reduced bills, and makes roller shutters a great choice all-year-round.
- If you live near a busy road or have noisy neighbours, you’ll also love roller shutters as they’re terrific at reducing noise from entering your home.
- Heat isn’t the only nasty thing to enter your home through a window, as it’s a common entry point for thieves. That’s why roller shutters also improve security on your home.
- Today’s roller shutters – or certainly the quality ones installed by Outside Concepts – are a great improvement on earlier products. For starters, you can lower or raise today’s shutters by remote control or via a wall switch for ease of use, and you can raise or lower them part way for full control. You can even have a sun sensor installed so your shutters will close automatically when exposed to the sun. They’re also easier to clean, aesthetically more pleasing than older style roller shutters and come in a wide range of colours.
When you’re ready to beat the cold and reduce winter heating bills, give Outside Concepts a call on 1800 601 674. We’ll organise a time to meet with you to discuss your project and provide a free design and quote.
Life’s too short to compromise. Phone Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 for a free quote.