Roll-down hurricane shutters are a fast and attractive way to shield your coastal home. They can be down in seconds if they’re automated or linked to a smart home system. Once the storm is over, they roll up just as fast into a compact 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 affect Wichita. 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 intruders
Let’s review all the advantages they offer.
Roll-down shutters can’t fully soundproof your house 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 several other things you can do to cut down on 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 models.
- Get solid doors.
- Put in extra insulation to walls and ceilings.
Summer in a hurricane zone can be uncomfortably warm. And that heat can drive up your electricity bill. Keep your home cool by using your roll-up shutters on south-facing windows in the daytime.
You can also keep your house comfy 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.
- Switching on the ceiling fan when you’re in the room.
Keeps Out Light
Plus blocking heat, roll-up hurricane shutters can keep harsh sunlight out of your home. This is a great perk if you are a shift worker who sleeps in the daytime. Or even if you just enjoy sleeping in.
Keeps Intruders Out
The best roll-down security shutters can do it all: keeping out intruders, 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 down, these shutters roll up into the industry’s most compact housing box. This box is about half the size of other models, so it’ll flatter your house instead of detracting from it.
Start Creating Your Custom Roller Shutters Today
Your house is unique, so don’t settle for just any roller shutters. Pick ones that complement your style while doing it all, from protecting against hurricanes to keeping you cool on hot summer days. Our Louver Shop of Wichita design pros live in your neighborhood, so they get89] the challenges you’re up against and can help you find the right match.
Start by requesting 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 couch.