Improve security and comfort with our robust roller shutters.
Roller shutters are a smart way to add privacy, light control and security to your space – all while reducing street noise, air transfer and energy bills thanks to the extra insulation. At Heritage Blinds & Shutters, we supply and install roller shutters at homes and businesses across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley.
Enjoy peace of mind with our full range of contemporary, customisable and cost-effective outdoor roller shutters. Designed to cover windows and doors, these durable shutters are made to measure here in Australia for the perfect fit. Request a complimentary quote and measure at your property today.
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Frequently asked questions
How do roller shutters work?
Roller shutters open and close by sliding up or down tracks, which are known as guide channels. When open, the rolled-up slats stack away into a discreet box above the window or door. Known as an internal face fix, this box is usually mounted inside.
What are roller shutters made of?
Roller shutters consist of corrugated sheets called lath. These sheets are interlocked into each other to form a high-strength ‘curtain’ made from high-strength materials like aluminium, steel, polycarbonate and timber.
Thanks to their exceptional durability, aluminium roller shutters tend to be the most popular here at Heritage Blinds & Shutters.
Are roller shutters good for security?
While we can’t promise that roller shutters alone will prevent an intruder from entering your property, they can be effective at deterring potential burglaries. These strong door and window coverings act as a powerful physical barrier – and a noisy one to try to dislodge. Together, these features may make criminals more hesitant to target your house or workplace.
That said, never rely solely on roller shutters for office or home security. To be extra safe, you should always use a mix of security measures to defend against intruders.
Do roller shutters reduce noise?
If installed properly, roller shutters can minimise incoming noise by up to 80% when closed. Relax, entertain or work in peace without being distracted by the many sounds of the outside world.
High-strength, long-lasting materials like aluminium are the most effective at noise control. In general, the thicker and more insulating the material, the greater its ability to to reduce external sounds and vibrations.
Do roller shutters insulate?
Yes, roller shutters add a layer of insulation to your space. The interconnected slats are capable of blocking up to 90% of heat transfer through windows, helping to keep you cool in the summer and cosy in winter.
Want to lower your energy bill with our roller shutters? Get in touch with our expert team today for a free quote and measure.
Do roller shutters stop condensation?
Roller shutters in Australia can lower indoor condensation levels by as much as 75%. Remember that condensation forms when moist air meets a colder surface.
Therefore, roller shutters can reduce condensation by:
- Helping to insulate your interior space, keeping warm air in and cold air out.
- Reducing outside humidity levels, which in turn works to prevent condensation from forming on the inside of your window.
How do you clean roller shutters?
To keep them functioning for years to come, it’s important to clean your roller shutters on a regular basis.
The good news is that these sleek shutters are very easy to clean. To get rid of dust and dirt, simply wipe them down with warm soapy water and cloth. It’s best to go gently and avoid wiping side-to-side, as this could dislodge the slats from their guide channel.
For more advice on roller shutter maintenance, please call our friendly team on (02) 4958 4336 today.
Can you paint roller shutters?
Yes, you can paint roller shutters. Just ensure appropriate masking and access to all components, so that your shutters don’t need to be removed.
If your shutters are made from metal, it’s also important to use a high-quality metal spray paint. As well as being less likely to crack, this pain won’t damage the shutters themselves.