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Get to know the exterior roller shutters from DAKO

What are the differences between pleated blinds and fabric blinds?

When choosing window coverings, we must face the decision - of which ones to choose. On the market, we have to deal with multiple options. Pleated blinds and fabric blinds are both popular options for roller shades, but they have some differences in terms of construction, light filtering, appearance, and functionality. Here are the key distinctions between these two:

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External Roller Shutters

Shields of this type are used in single-family homes and apartments.

Among the range of advantages of external roller shutter, customers most often pay attention to their impact on saving energy used to heat the house and thus reduce maintenance costs.
Before making a final decision, it is important to identify and choose the right external roller shutter model. Installation of some models is only possible at a specific stage of construction and requires consideration in the design of the building. We offer several types of external roller shutters.
installation from the outside of the window under the facade surface
installation directly on the window, 2 forms of the box to choose from
installation without an interference with the building structure, 3 box shapes to choose from
Iinstallation on the outside of the building, 2 types of installation and appearance of the blinds
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Having external roller shutters has many benefits:

  • Energy-saving and thermal insulation of the building prevents excessive sunlight exposure in the rooms in the summer and in winter contributes to significant savings of heat energy and consequently, reduces energy bills.
  • Protection of windows from sun, wind, rain, snow, and other weather conditions. A closed roller shutter will reduce color fading, which is significant for carpentry mounted in places of intense sunlight.
  • Increased sound insulation and a noticeable reduction in noise levels in rooms with closed shutters.
  • An increase of house anti-burglary qualities and the sense of security of the household - roller shutters, even those without an anti-burglary classification, will definitely make it difficult to force the window.
  • Possibility to adjust room lighting according to current needs.
  • Guarantee full privacy and protection from the curious eyes of neighbors.
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How to choose the right external roller shutters system?

One of the important factors determining the choice of the best roller shutter system for our home is the stage at which external roller shutters are installed. The comfort of residents can be considered at the design stage of a building. Installation of top-mounted external roller shutters or flush-mounted external roller shutters should be planned during the design stage of the house or should be decided before ordering windows at the latest. This allows you to plan the appropriate dimensions of window niches and improves subsequent installation work. Installation of exterior roller shutters is also possible in existing buildings, like during their modernization or replacement of open joinery. Then the flush-mounted roller shutters are the perfect solution. Their simple construction and installation directly into the window frame greatly accelerate the project.

The second important element is installing the roller shutter box. Depending on the system, it can be located on the side of the facade or in the window opening. It is also possible to mount the roller shutter box on the outside of the window, under the facade's surface, so that this element becomes invisible.

The decision of where the external roller shutters will be installed also determines the third important factor that should be taken into account when choosing a roller shutter system for your home. This is the location of the inspection flap used for maintenance and servicing of the roller shutters in case of possible damage. The inspection flap can be located on the outside of the building, or the inside of the premises. The advantage of the location on the facade's side is having easy access to it, and the ability to carry out the necessary repairs without disturbing the peace of people staying in the building.

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Comfort thanks to automation


External roller shutters can be managed in two ways. One of them is controlled with manual retractors (chosen less and less often), the other is a remote control, using roller shutters equipped with various types of drives.

The continually growing range of automation available for roller shutters has significantly contributed to its increased popularization. When installing our external roller shutters, the majority of customers choose to equip them with a drive that adds the comfort and convenience of remote control.

Drives are not only a way to make the use of exterior shutters easier. Thanks to a wide range of electronic motors, we can program the opening and closing times so that during low temperatures, we can use sunlight as efficiently as possible and by closing the shutters, increase the thermal insulation of our apartments. If we use air conditioning, external roller shutters in the summer will help us reduce electricity bills by blocking the sun rays at the time of their greatest intensity.

Modern motors for roller shutters can also be controlled by radio, making it possible to integrate them into the increasingly popular intelligent home management systems.

View also:

  • Mosquito nets - external roller shutters offered by DAKO allow the use of mosquito nets rolled into the roller shutter box. Its operation takes place independently of the roller shutters
  • Smart home - The inclusion of external roller shutters in the smart home system allows you to manage and control their settings. It also allows you to program scenarios for opening and closing them on specific days and times.
  • The HarmonyLine - The appearance of exterior roller shutters can be adapted to the individual character of the building within the framework of the idea of joint design of windows, doors, gates, and roller shutters.

What are the main differences between these exterior window shutters?

  • Installation: In these shutters the housing box is mounted on the outside of the window under the façade surface - in the thermal insulation layer.
  • Appearance: Flush-mounted roller shutters provide a clean and streamlined look as they are hidden when not in use.
  • Functionality: They offer effective security, insulation, and light control. When closed, they create a barrier against intruders, noise, and external elements.

It's important to note that the specific features and benefits may vary depending on the manufacturer and the materials used. When selecting the right type of exterior shutter or blind, consider factors such as your desired level of privacy, light control, security, insulation, and aesthetic preferences.

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