Roll-down hurricane shutters are a quick and attractive method to protect your coastal home. They can be down in seconds if they’re automated or connected to a smart home system. Once the storm passes, they roll up just as quickly into a small box above windows or doors.
Because they’re a premium product, their price reflects that. A typical hurricane season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes, but that doesn’t mean all of them will hit Dallas. So, you might be thinking if exterior rolling shutters are worth it.
In addition to protecting your home from storms, exterior rolling shutters can also:
- Reduce noise
- Decrease heat
- Keep out light
- Defend against burglars
Let’s go over all the benefits they offer.
Roll-down shutters can’t fully soundproof your house from annoying sounds, such as busy traffic or loud neighbors. But many manufacturers say they can decrease outside sounds by up to 80%.
If you live somewhere busy, there are a few other things you can do to reduce outdoor noise:
- Install window treatments that reduce noise, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
- Seal gaps around windows and doors with caulk or weather strip.
- Replace old windows with double- or triple-pane models.
- Install solid doors.
- Add additional insulation to walls and ceilings.
Summertime in a hurricane zone can be very warm. And that heat can increase your energy bill. Keep your house cool by using your roll-up shutters on south-facing windows in the daytime.
You can also keep your home comfortable and your energy costs down by:
- Installing energy-efficient window treatments, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
- Using a smart thermostat, which automatically keeps your home at an energy-efficient setting.
- Switching on the ceiling fan when you’re in the room.
Plus stopping heat, roll-up hurricane shutters can keep harsh sunlight out of your house. This is a great perk if you are a shift worker who sleeps during the day. Or even if you just like sleeping in.
Keeps Burglars Out
The best roll-down security shutters can do everything: keeping out intruders, blocking heat and light and shielding against hurricanes. That’s our LouverSafe™ Security Shutters, which provide innovative features not available in other rolling security shutters.
When not down, these shutters roll up into the industry’s most compact housing box. This box is about half the size of other models, so it’ll flatter your house instead of detracting from it.
Start Designing Your Custom Roller Shutters Today
Your house is unique, so don’t settle for just any roller shutters. Pick ones that complement your style while doing everything, from protecting against hurricanes to keeping you cool on hot summer days. Our Louver Shop of Dallas/Fort Worth design consultants live in your neighborhood, so they get89] the challenges you face and can help you find the right match.
Start by scheduling your free, in-home consultation by calling us at 888-428-1415. There’s no obligation or pressure to buy, just access to expert advice and our extensive showroom from the comfort of your living room.