Can You Use Roller Shutters For Your Home?

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For many years now we have grown used to seeing roller shutters on shop fronts. However, in recent years they are starting to become more common on everything from the backs of vans to domestic homes.

The truth is, we see roller shutters in many places every day.

Roller Shutters: Not Just For Security

Many people simply associate roller shutters with a need for security. Many shop fronts make us of them, to keep stock safe at night and to keep unwanted visitors at bay.

However, although roller shutters are an excellent security feature, and are strong enough to repel any would-be thief or assailant, roller shutters also have plenty of other characteristics that many people are not aware of.

Aluminium Roller Shutter

At SRL, we supply many customers with roller shutters that are made from aluminium. These can be treated to have distinct properties, ranging from insulation to noise reduction.

These characteristics make roller shutters ideal for many premises and properties. They are used in homes across the world, and in the UK, more and more people are having shutters fitted on doors, windows, garage entrances.

The main benefit is obviously the extra security, by having roller shutters covering key entrance points in your home.

But there are plenty more features that roller shutters will deliver.


Roller Shutters are excellent for keeping out radiant heat in summer and helping to prevent heat from escaping in winter. Keeping rooms cooler or warmer for longer saves considerably on energy costs. The latest evidence shows that you roller shutters can offer up to 30% energy saving on residential properties. This means that they pay for themselves!

Cutting out light

With Roller shutters, the slats can be fitted to help you control the amount of light that enters a room. Families who have shift workers and night shift workers who need to sleep during the day have found these extremely useful. In the same way, they are used extensively for those who are sensitive to direct sunlight.

Shutters can be fully closed to place a room in darkness or slightly opened to have light at comfortable levels. Additionally, by partially opening shutters, with an opened window, a constant flow of air in and out of the house can be achieved. Allowing the house to air, without exposing the interior to security risk.

Keeping the noise down

If your home is near a busy road, you can also have insulated shutters fitted to reduce the noise transmission. Studies have shown up to 40% noise reduction with selected roller shutters. Families with infants can benefit from the use of shutters as they can be insulated to deaden external noise, letting your little ones sleep peacefully.

Remote Operation

Shutters vary in size and weight depending on whether you are using them to cover windows, doors or garages. There are two ways of opening and closing them: using a remote control or a hand crank. You can choose the option that best suits you. At SRL Limited, we stock many motors and remote systems to use on shutters.

Sensitive Design

While you want to be safe in your home, you definitely don’t want your home looking like Fort Knox! To avoid that look, you can order shutters in colours that match the exterior of your home. A wide range of colours can allow you contrast or match your shutters with the building material used. Most shutters are easy to clean, so your property always looks attractive. The aluminium is easily cleaned with a hose and can be wiped dry, with a cloth. They can also be cleaned with non-abrasive cleaning fluids.

At SRL Ltd we use our three decades of experience to help you find the best yet affordable security solution.

We stock a wide range of Continental Domestic Roller Shutter Doors that are highly rated in the industry.

Our experience in the field doesn’t equal an inflated, high margin cost to you. We aim to be the best on price and quality.

Contact us today to get the perfect roller shutters for your domestic home.

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  • Thomas Peterson says:

    I liked that you mentioned roller shutters aren’t just for safety although they do have great safety capabilities. I have been wanting to install roller shutters to help keep the sun out of my bedroom when I’m sleeping before a grave shift. I would love to talk to a residential roller shutters installer near me to help me with this.

  • Inderpreet Johal says:

    please could someone quote me?

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