News // January 5, 2024
Written by Spyropoulos Alicia
Roller Shutters & Insulation: How It Works & the Benefits
Roller shutters offer a range of benefits to a home that boost energy efficiency, comfort, security, privacy, light control, and enhance overall property value. If you are looking to elevate your home, shutters are the ideal choice to add aesthetic appeal as well as generally maximise contentment.
One of the valuable advantages of shutters is that they provide insulation, offering a myriad of benefits from comfort to increased property value. Learn more about the types of insulation and how this additional lining can further improve your home.
The Types Of Insulation Roller Shutters Offer
1. Thermal insulation
Shutters are able to act as an additional barrier to prevent heat transfer from external temperatures. This means that during hot summer days, they can assist in keeping your home cool by preventing heat from entering or the cool from leaving.
Around 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through windows, explains the Department of Energy. Shutters contain polyurethane foam, the same material used in freezers, preventing heat transfer through windows in this way.
2. UV radiation block
Shutters can act as an effective shield against harmful UV rays. Reflecting and absorbing sunlight, shutters prevent harmful rays from penetrating and leading to premature wear and tear of furniture and upholstery, enhancing longevity. This also lowers the amount of heat entering the home.
3. Noise reduction
The insulated, thick and durable shutters are able to reduce external neighbourhood noise by lowering the sounds that would otherwise travel through windows and doors of the home and provide disruption. This can mean better quality sleep, and more overall serenity while relaxing in your home, a large benefit for homes located in busy streets or noisy neighbourhoods.
4. Draught prevention
Gaps around windows or doors can lead to heat loss and create discomfort. Shutters that are installed to fit your window frame perfectly will ensure these home entrances are sealed and any draughts prevented from entering, contributing to energy savings and reducing dependence on heating and cooling.
The Benefits Of Insulation
1. Temperature regulation
Insulation can act as a barrier against external temperature extremes, making it easier to obtain a more comfortable and consistent indoor temperature throughout the year. Heating and cooling efficiency makes a cosy home easier to achieve and maintain.
2. Energy efficiency & cost savings
Increased energy efficiency due to insulation is useful not only to lower bills and reduce the overall cost of energy use, but also to reduce your carbon footprint. Lowered energy consumption means a reduced reliance on fossil fuels, so insulating your home is a tangible way to contribute to environmental sustainability.
3. Improved air quality
Indoor air quality is important in order to reduce allergens, avoid respiratory problems and generally maintain better health. Shutters are able to support indoor air quality with insulation as this is able to control moisture levels in the home, reducing the growth of mould. It can also assist in minimising the infiltration of outdoor pollutants with the additional seal over windows.
4. Increased comfort
As you are able to more easily maintain a consistent temperature, this creates a more comfortable living environment for you and your family. Noise reduction also assists in creating the ideal environment of contentment and relaxation.
5. Higher property value
Well-insulated homes are more appealing to potential buyers, as the energy efficiency, comfort, and cost savings associated with it can potentially lead to increased value. This is ideal if you are intending to sell your home either in the near or distant future, or can simply make the property more attractive to guests.
Quality Roller Shutters In Sydney & Melbourne With Security Plus
Security Plus Shutters, Doors & Blinds is a family-owned and -operated business dedicated to enhancing homes of Melbourne and Sydney with quality, durable home furnishing solutions. With over 30 years of proven success in the industry, Security Plus is the ideal choice for peace of mind plus.
Whether you are after roller shutters for windows, roller shutters for alfresco areas or commercial shutters, contact us today to arrange a free in-home consultation and experience how additional insulation can enhance your space.