Roll-down hurricane shutters are a fast and attractive method to protect your coastal home. They can be deployed in seconds if they’re automated or connected to a smart home system. Once the storm is over, they roll up just as fast into a compact box above windows or doors.
Because they’re a premier product, their price reflects that. A typical hurricane season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes, but that doesn’t mean all of them will hit Orlando. So, you might be thinking if exterior rolling shutters are worth it.
In addition to protecting your home from weather, exterior rolling shutters can also:
- Reduce noise
- Decrease heat
- Block light
- Defend against burglars
Let’s review all the benefits they provide.
Roll-down shutters can’t completely soundproof your house from annoying sounds, such as busy traffic or loud neighbors. But many manufacturers say they can decrease outside sounds by up to 80%.
If you live somewhere with a lot of traffic, there are a few other things you can do to reduce outdoor noise:
- Get window treatments that muffle noise, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
- Close gaps around windows and doors with caulk or weather strip.
- Replace old windows with double- or triple-pane models.
- Install solid doors.
- Put in extra insulation to walls and ceilings.
Summertime in a hurricane zone can be very warm. And that heat can increase your electricity bill. Keep your house cool by using your roll-up shutters on south-facing windows during the day.
You can also keep your house comfy and your energy costs down by:
- Installing energy-efficient window treatments, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
- Using a smart thermostat, which automatically keeps your home at an energy-efficient setting.
- Turning on the ceiling fan when you’re in the room.
Plus blocking heat, roll-up hurricane shutters can keep bright sunlight out of your house. This is a great perk if you are a shift worker who sleeps in the daytime. Or even if you just enjoy sleeping late.
Keeps Burglars Out
The best roll-down security shutters can do everything: keeping out burglars, blocking heat and light and shielding against hurricanes. That’s our LouverSafe™ Security Shutters, which provide innovative features you can’t get in other rolling security shutters.
When not down, these shutters roll up into the industry’s smallest housing box. This box is about half the size of other models, so it’ll flatter your home instead of detracting from it.
Start Designing Your Custom Roller Shutters Today
Your home is unique, so don’t go with just any roller shutters. Choose ones that flatter your style while doing it all, from protecting against hurricanes to keeping you cool on warm summer days. Our Louver Shop of Orlando design pros live in your neighborhood, so they understand89] the challenges you’re up against and can help you find the ideal match.
Start by requesting your free, in-home consultation by contacting us at 888-428-1415. There’s zero obligation or pressure to order, just access to expert advice and our extensive showroom from the comfort of your couch.