Is your priority price, insulation, or design? Is it rather security? The practicality? Define your priorities and the possible constraints of your project: very large shutters, untouchable facade, lack of space, disabled person, etc.
The price is often a criterion that weighs in the balance. Few people do not need to worry about the price of shutters before buying. But conversely, be careful not to look only at the price, at the risk of buying poor-quality roller shutters. If your priority is the price, know that there are many interesting solutions to buy at the right price/quality ratio. We give you our tips for paying less without sacrificing quality:
Do not choose a low-end shutter:what costs less often ends up costing more (poor quality and durability, inappropriate use).
Find good deals and promotions that allow you to make great savings (for example, at RueDuVolet, we offer delivery from 1000 € of purchase).
Find a serious and conscientious seller who will not hesitate to advise you and provide you with solutions in the event of unforeseen problems. The relationship of trust is important and often allows savings to be made (commercial gestures, evaluations with human criteria, help, etc.).
Choose manual shutters: less expensive and durable.
Compare several quotes for shutters: prices vary enormously from one provider to another. Be sure to compare shutters of equal quality. Our roller shutter configurators can be of great help.
Is thermal and/or sound insulation important to you? Know that, as a basic principle, all the shutters constitute an additional thermal and sound barrier. In particular, they make it possible to create an insulating air space between the window and the shutter. However, few models offer a real thermal and acoustic advantage. From this point of view, their usefulness is above all not to let the sun’s rays pass through in summer and to protect the window from bad weather in winter. However, there are several ways to improve the insulation thanks to the roller shutter!
Which shutter to choose to improve the insulation? To optimize the insulation of the roller shutter as best as possible, opt instead for an aluminum shutter with insulating polyurethane or PVC Plantation Shuttersslats. Indeed, these last two materials are naturally insulating. Nowadays, aluminum shutters are designed to avoid thermal bridges (injected foam). In the same vein, to offer a small improvement in terms of insulation, you can favor electrical opening systems that do not allow any air to pass between the inside and the outside (no maneuver exit). Note that the crank and the strap, however, allow very little air to pass through if at all depending on the model.
Good to know: if you want to significantly improve the thermal and acoustic insulation of your opening, focus on the characteristics of your window. Indeed, the window plays a much more important role than the pane in this category. To simplify, let’s say that the shutter brings an interesting “little more”.
The choice of roller shutters can also be made according to aesthetic criteria. Can’t stand strap roller shutters? Do you particularly like the discretion of roller shutters? Do you like the strength and lightness provided by aluminum? Know that with the different materials and different colors, it is possible to combine performance and aesthetics without making compromises!
Which color to choose? A multitude of colors exists, especially for aluminum roller shutters. Unlike PVC, aluminum can be given a dark tint without fear of warping caused by the heat of the sun. Similarly, the color can imitate wood to perfection for people wishing to take advantage of the aesthetics of wood without its defects (constraining maintenance, price).
A safe bet? The White. This color is neutral and suitable for the vast majority of construction and renovation projects, in modern or traditional places. Thanks to the neutrality of white, the other elements of the room are highlighted: furniture, floor, paintings, etc. If you decide to rent or sell your property, white is an excellent choice. In addition, white roller shutters are generally less expensive.
Security is the main point for you? The roller shutter provides a very interesting security gain that will waste valuable time for burglars. The latter could even give up if the task proves to be too perilous. On average, a burglar gives up after 5 minutes if he does not manage to enter the premises. The roller shutter, in the closed position, therefore constitutes a first safety barrier that should not be overlooked. Moreover, specialists agree that, in general, it is roller shutters that offer the most security. Finally, aluminum is recommended because it is stronger than PVCShutters.
The roller shutter is difficult to manipulate from the outside. The trunk is not accessible and the apron cannot be lifted from the outside. To ensure this, it is recommended to equip it with rigid fasteners and manual locks or a lock. Likewise, the electric roller shutter offers additional protection thanks to the counter-thrust exerted by the motor.