A Quick Guide to Choosing Domestic Shutters
Here is a quick guide to choosing domestic shutters which explains all of the major aspects and issues involved in and relating to domestic shutters as well as a number of resources and websites where you can continue your research and / or purchase domestic shutters here in the UK.
What are Domestic Shutters
Domestic shutters are not a feature normally used on UK homes. That said, they are becoming more popular and common place as our homes are also becoming filled with more and more valuable gadgets, appliances and possessions.
As well as providing extra security and as such standing to save home owners the heartbreak of being broken into or robbed, this also means that having domestic shutters fitted to your property can even lower you annual home insurance premiums and save you money in the long term.
And that is not the only way domestic shutters stand to make you savings as a home owner; because aluminium shutters help to better insulate and retain the heat within a home, in homes featuring large windows and patio or French doors, shutter can also prevent heat loss and result in requiring using less heating during the winter months.
Types of Domestically Used Shutters
The most popular type of shutter used domestically within the UK is the roller shutter as it is both a secure and as well discreet option that has theadditional bonus of being able to be fitted as both a manual and motorised security home addition.
That said, there are several types of shutters suitable for domestic use, which you can explore in more detail, view, price and compare via the Duratec Security Solutions website.
What are Domestic Shutters Made of?
Most often and popularly made of aluminium because aluminium expends far less than many other materials and metals when exposed to changing temperatures, is lightweight, durable and hardy and as well is easy to cut to differing sizes and can be painted and shaped to suit different styles as well as being provided in different colour options.
What are Domestic Shutters Used For?
Garage doors are an obvious example, but roller shutters are also used within the UK for a number of domestic purposes.
Namely, and second to fitting a garage with a roller door or shutter, French doors and patio doors which often pose a security threat to a property and too often are easily compromised and broken into by intruders are more and more commonly now (and for this reason) being fit with domestic shutters.That said, and as aforementioned, domestic shutters also help to keep the noise out and better insulate a home.
As well as providing an extra layer of security and as such peace of mind, affixing shutters to patio and French style doors which feature large panels of glass and provide would be burglars with a perfect view of your home’s interior and valuables also prevent those eager to know what is in your home and worth stealing from finding out.
In most cases though and whether affixed to patio doors, all windows or specifically large windows, domestic shutters are used to provide additional security, privacy and act as a deterrent; as explained via the Official Essex Police Force website, burglars are by and large opportunist thieves. As such, they are easily deterred by homes which obviously operate a high level of security. Hence, domestic shutters along with an obvious and visible burglar alarm are statistically far lesser likely to be targeted by thieves.