Shutters are very useful in different ways. They raise the comfort of the end-user considerably.
Shutters offer a thermal as well as an acoustic insulation. In summer they block the sun and the heat, in the winter they help to avoid that warmth from “escaping”. They also reduce the street and environment noise considerably.
Shutters also create additional privacy and raise the feeling of safety because shutters extend the time to break into a house.
They can also completely black out a room, ideal for those who like to sleep longer and for people who need to darken a room during the day.
It is perfectly possible to install roller shutters without changing your windows. Surfaced mounted roller shutters are installed in a box at the outside of your home, against the outer wall. They are very easy to install with a minimum of demolition work; look here for the possibilities.
Built-on rollershutters are always installed in combination with windows and doors. Window and shutter are 1 unit. A very small enrolment in a pre-insulated box is a large benefit. The box can be finished in a variety of colours. This system is the most discrete and performant system on the market.
Combining natural ventilation with shutters was not always that simple. With the introduction of Rolvent® the ideal solution came to the market with this all-in, built-on system. Moreover the system is conform to the Belgian energy regulation. Rolvent® allows to ventilate also when the shutter is closed and on the outside the ventilation grills are not visible.
Roller garage doors and roller gitters are used to close larger surfaces, an enormous benefit is that they only need limited space to build in. They are ideal for being used in garages and to close shop windows. Also in factories they are used, they can be opened and closed easily and quickly.
From the EPB point of view built-in roller shutters are less interesting, but still they are regularly installed. It is important to have enough space above the window where the shutter will be installed.