The advantages of external privacy screening options
Roller shutters offer a wealth of advantages. They can be used to darken rooms, guarantee privacy and make the window more secure. During the summer months in particular, window shutters or roller shutters help keep the room cool and the indoor temperature constant. In winter months roller shutters significantly reduce heating costs, because the window facade cools down less due to the additional insulation which forms an additional barrier. By using roller shutter systems with timers, remote controls or even a combination with sensors you can control window roller shutters automatically. Sensor-operated systems are aligned to the current position of the sun, and during the summer months they are rolled down automatically when exposed to direct sunlight. Using this system, you can be sure your rooms will not heat up. Moreover, state-of-the-art roller shutter systems – such as our PROtex System – can be easily combined with various versions of fly screens.
Being able to make your rooms darker has a major impact on a healthy sleeping environment. Most people are unable to enter the deep sleep stage if there is direct sunlight or light from a bright street lamp streaming in. Permanent exposure to light automatically leads to a less relaxing sleep and this has a negative impact on our health and on our general performance. Room-darkening roller blinds can effectively avoid these negative conditions.
Another factor in favour of installing roller shutters, and one that should not be underestimated, is enhanced security. Rolled down roller shutters prevent direct access to the window and this serves as a deterrent to burglars due to the extra time it takes to break in.
Reduced impact of weather conditions
Energy consultants recommend the use of window shutters or roller shutters. Modern roller shutter systems have an integrated insulation that prevents window facades from cooling down. Also the concealed systems on the market today avoid localised cooling down and prevent mould formation caused by condensation.