Roll-down hurricane shutters are a quick and attractive method to shield 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 fast into a small box above windows or doors.
Because they’re a premium product, their price reflects that. A normal hurricane season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes, but that doesn’t mean all of them will affect Albany. So, you might be thinking if exterior rolling shutters are worth it.
In addition to protecting your house from weather, exterior rolling shutters can also:
- Reduce noise
- Decrease heat
- Block light
- Defend against burglars
Let’s review all the benefits they offer.
Roll-down shutters can’t completely soundproof your home from annoying sounds, like busy traffic or loud neighbors. But many manufacturers say they can reduce outside sounds by up to 80%.
If you live somewhere busy, there are a few other things you can do to cut down on outdoor noise:
- Install window treatments that muffle noise, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
- Close gaps around windows and doors with caulk or weather strip.
- Replace old windows with double- or triple-pane styles.
- Install solid doors.
- Put in additional insulation to walls and ceilings.
Summertime in a hurricane zone can be uncomfortably warm. And that heat can increase your energy bill. Keep your home cool by using your roll-up shutters on south-facing windows during the day.
You can also keep your house comfortable and your energy costs low by:
- Installing energy-efficient window treatments, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
- Getting a smart thermostat, which automatically keeps your house at an energy-efficient setting.
- Turning on the ceiling fan when you’re in the room.
Keeps Out Light
In addition to blocking heat, roll-up hurricane shutters can keep bright sunlight out of your home. This is a great perk if you are a shift worker who sleeps during the day. Or even if you just enjoy sleeping late.
Keeps Burglars Out
The best roll-down security shutters can do everything: keeping out burglars, blocking heat and light and defending 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 smallest housing box. This box is about half the size of other models, so it’ll flatter your home 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 flatter your style while doing it all, from protecting against hurricanes to keeping you cool on warm summer days. Our Louver Shop of South Georgia design consultants live in your area, so they get89] the challenges you’re up against 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 order, just access to expert advice and our extensive showroom from the comfort of your couch.