Roller shutters are incredibly hard wearing and extremely efficient on saving space. Roller shutters roll up and around a ‘barrel’ in the ‘up’ position a roller shutter takes up nearly no space at all! Roller shutters have many applications, including doors for vans, garages, kitchens, schools, prisons and warehouses. Roller shutters are very versatile and beneficial to have in place due to the dynamic inherent security benefits, minimal amount of space taken up by installation and resistance of the materials used. In areas that are frequently exposed to inclement weather, roller shutters are used as a method of insulation and can protect windows against hail damage.
Built-on roller shutter doors
Describes the type where the roller shutter box is fixed to the exterior of the building facade.
Roller shutters with tilting laths
A roller shutter with laths that tilt, similar to an external Venetian blind.
Electric Roller Shutters
With a tubular motor fitted within the roller. Automatic operation can be added.
Built-in roller shutter doors
Where the roller shutter box is built into the lintel above the window.
Manual Roller Shutters
With gear drive from the shutter roller traced through the building facade to a universal joint on the room side that is operated by a cranked winding handle.
Integrated roller shutter
A roller shutter and window combined as a single unit.
A tape drive around a flange on the roller is traced through the building facade with pulley guides to an inertia reel on the room side.
Can either be manual roller shutter or electric roller shutter, which uses wood, metal and a weight bar to close the roller shutter or it can be linked to the Fire Alarm System to close automatically in the event of the fire alarm being activated.