Advantages of Installing Roller Shutters
Installing roller shutters is the guarantee of better thermal and sound comfort in the home and also a solution of protection against break-ins. Details and explanations in this article.
Installing shutters or replacing old damaged or inefficient shutters allows the occupants of the house to benefit from better comfort. If the property is sold, potential buyers are sensitive to home improvement work. The house or apartment will then sell more easily and with a capital gain. Indeed, new shutters provide better thermal, acoustic and user comfort (motorized shutters and home automation). The shutters also provide protection against attempted break-ins.
Expert Automation BD insists on the importance of the role of the shutters, to ensure better thermal comfort of the home in summer as in winter. They intervene in addition to the window, especially if they are solid shutters, to limit the entry of heat or, on the contrary, energy losses. The solid shutters in fact have slats glued against each other. On the contrary, the louvered shutters have more widely spaced slats. These shutters are particularly suitable for warm regions and rooms facing the south. In fact, once closed, the louvers of these shutters pivot downwards to let air pass; while at the same time protecting from the sun.
Investing in automatic roller shutter is profitable, because the energy bill is reduced. In addition, the installation of insulating shutters in a house or apartment built for more than two years gives the right to a set of aid for energy renovation , under certain conditions: tax credit of 30%, VAT at a reduced rate of 5.5% instead of 20%, zero interest loan, subsidies from Anah or energy suppliers as well as certain local communities.
The automatic roller shutter equips the windows, the French windows, but also the verandas. They are then placed on the facade, but also on the roof. The roof parts are quite expensive. However, they allow the use of the glass room in all seasons. They also protect it from dirt and small impacts.
Installing Shutters: Better Acoustic Comfort
The shutters, in addition to improving the thermal insulation of the home, enhance acoustic comfort. Like windows, they reduce exterior noise carried by the air. By limiting the air intake, you therefore limit the decibel level coming from the street. The aluminum shutters and wooden shutters provide better sound insulation than PVC shutters, or the cheapest parts.
If you have roller shutters installed, be aware that street noise can pass through the trunk. But techniques exist to properly insulate it: laying silicone joints between the ceiling and the closure plate or fitting sound insulation inside the safe.
Installing Shutters: Better Protection Against Burglaries
The windows are fragile areas of the house, especially those located on the ground floor. Shutters can protect these openings. To reinforce the action of the swing shutters also called French shutters, many systems are proposed by the manufacturers. Thus, the safety strips and rails prevent the locking of the shutters and the removal of the leaves from their hinges. A lock, possibly in a cremone style, allows the shutters to be locked from the inside. But, roller shutters are often presented as the most effective in terms of security. Their level of safety is measured using an IRP index (pressure resistance index). The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 150. A level 80 is sufficient for most homes. Indeed, it means that the burglar will take 10 minutes to overcome these closures. However, the vast majority of thieves give up after 5 minutes. Systems also exist to reinforce the protection of rolling shutters: 3-point locking lock, safety bar on the slats, force arm to prevent the shutter from lifting, etc.
In a home automation solution, the automatic roller shutter that open and close automatically at programmed times simulate a presence. This is a great way to protect your home, as burglars rarely venture into a home they think is occupied. Some shutters are also equipped with an integrated alarm.