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Do you love solid wood doors, hallow-core doors, French doors, screen doors, security doors, garage doors or any other type of door? If you said yes, we have that in common. Hello. My name is Pat, and I take doors seriously. Whether I'm hanging a bedroom door for my kids, buying new doors for my rental properties or advising a real estate client on new doors, I take the task seriously, and I spend a lot of time researching. After years reading about and testing multiple types of doors, I have decided to share my wealth of knowledge. Please explore, and I hope you like what you find.


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Home Defence: 4 Benefits of Installing Roller Shutters

by Brad Barnes

If you are thinking about how you can improve the safety and security of your home, you may be considering installing roller shutters. Having roller shutters fitted to the exterior of your home can bring many benefits and advantages. Below is a guide to 4 benefits that roller shutters bring.

Storm Protection

Cyclones and tropical storms often hit Australia. These storms can lead to high winds and hail showers. High winds can blow debris into your windows, causing the glass to shatter, while large hail stones can also cause extensive damage to the doors and windows of your property. A metal roller shutter can be quickly lowered if extreme weather hits and will protect your doors and windows from storm damage.

Dirt Protection

Even if a storm doesn't cause damage to your property, it may blow dirt and debris onto your windows, leaving dirty patches and streaks on the glass which can take hours to clean off. Roller shutters will help to protect your windows from dust and rain storms.

Noise Protection

If you live near a busy road, an industrial unit or airport, you may experience high levels of noise pollution. Curtains or indoor blinds do not offer much protection against this type of noise. Because roller shutters are made of thick metal and are attached to the exterior of your property, they are much better at absorbing sound waves before they enter your home. If you experience spikes in noise pollution, you can easily open and close your roller shutters when the noise is at a peak.

Increased Security 

While curtains and indoor blinds will block a criminal's view of the inside of your home, they will do little to stop them from gaining entry into your property. Installing roller shutters is an easy way to increased the level of safety and security around your home. 

Because roller shutters are constructed using sturdy metal, they are difficult to break through. If someone attempts to force a roller shutter open without first unlocking it, it will make lots of noise; which will alert you and your neighbours to the fact that someone is trying to gain entry, allowing you to call the police.

If you would like further information about the benefits of installing roller shutters on your property, you should contact a professional roller shutter company. They will be able to assess your home and recommend the best roller shutters for you.