Roll-down hurricane shutters are a quick and attractive way to shield your coastal home. They can be deployed in seconds if they’re automated or connected to a smart home system. Once the storm is over, 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 typical hurricane season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes, but that doesn’t mean all of them will hit Atlanta. So, you might be thinking if exterior rolling shutters are worth it.
In addition to protecting your home from weather, exterior rolling shutters can also:
- Reduce noise
- Decrease heat
- Keep out light
- Defend against burglars
Let’s review all the advantages they provide.
Roll-down shutters can’t fully soundproof your house from annoying noises, such as busy traffic or loud neighbors. But many manufacturers say they can decrease outside sounds by up to 80%.
If you live somewhere with a lot of traffic, 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.
- Close gaps around windows and doors with caulk or weather strip.
- Replace single-pane windows with double- or triple-pane styles.
- Install solid doors.
- Put in additional insulation to walls and ceilings.
Summer in a hurricane zone can be uncomfortably warm. And that heat can increase your electricity 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.
- Getting a smart thermostat, which automatically keeps your house at an energy-efficient setting.
- Switching on the ceiling fan when you’re in the room.
Plus blocking heat, roll-up hurricane shutters can keep harsh sunlight out of your home. This is a great plus if you are a shift worker who sleeps in the daytime. Or even if you just enjoy sleeping in.
Keeps Burglars Out
The best roll-down security shutters can do it all: keeping out burglars, blocking heat and light and defending against hurricanes. That’s our LouverSafe™ Security Shutters, which offer innovative features not available in other rolling security shutters.
When not in use, these shutters roll up into the industry’s smallest housing box. This box is about half the size of other models, so it’ll complement your home instead of detracting from it.
Start Designing Your Custom Roller Shutters Today
Your house is unique, so don’t go with just any roller shutters. Choose ones that flatter your style while doing everything, from protecting against hurricanes to keeping you cool on hot summer days. Our Louver Shop of Atlanta design pros live in your neighborhood, so they understand89] the challenges you’re up against and can help you find the ideal match.
Start by scheduling your free, in-home consultation by calling us at 888-428-1415. There’s zero obligation or pressure to buy, just access to expert advice and our extensive showroom from the comfort of your living room.