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:
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.
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.
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.