From modern electric to traditional manual, choosing the ideal premium or budget roller shutters can be confusing. Whether it’s the smooth and automated operation of the electric to the classic independent control of the manual, both have their benefits and disadvantages.

At SafeGuard Industries, we specialise in manufacturing and installing a wide range of premium and budget electric roller shutters in Perth. In this discussion piece, we help you weigh up the pros and cons of both types of shutters in order to select the ideal option to suit your requirements, and help you to identify why electric roller shutters are SafeGuard Industries recommended option. Learn more about the difference between electric and manual roller shutters, get expert advice on what works best for your property and find out why we choose to supply quality electric shutters over their manual counterparts.

Consider Your Application

Don’t just opt for the most popular product when it comes to choosing roller shutters. With so many alternatives on the market, it’s important for you to pick a product that works best for your application. Used for virtually all types of buildings, including homes, schools and more, roller shutters are a sturdy and economical solution that add protection and security. Ideal for protecting properties against changing weather, roller shutters also provide quality insulation to keep temperatures stable.

When it comes to choosing manual or electric, it’s all about personal preference. You need to think about your lifestyle, your budget and your functionality requirements to uncover a solution that works best with your needs. As most electric shutters come with updated technology, premium components and versatile operating techniques, they’re often a better option for modern homeowners.

The Two Types of Roller Shutter

Looking at how a roller shutter operates, we have two options to consider;

Electric Roller Shutters

Electric roller shutters are fast, efficient and modern. Controlled by a small motor, you can open, close and stop your roller shutters with just the press of a button. Whether a remote control inside your property or a panel mounted on the wall near the roller shutter, electric roller shutters require minimal manual labour on your behalf. You can even connect your electric roller shutters to solar panels to lower your overall energy costs and enhance your efficiency.

Many customers choose electric roller shutters for convenience and ease. Ideal for homeowners who may struggle to manually wind handles, pushing a button increases accessibility and independence. Initially, electric roller shutters can be slightly more expensive due to their additional construction and engineering requirements. Although there are some additional costs associated with electric roller shutters, most homeowners find them well worth the investment.

Manual Roller Shutters

Manual roller shutters provide protection against intruders, enhanced insulation and simplified control over light and ventilation. Unlike electric roller shutters, they come without a motor or control that allows you to operate them freely. Manual roller shutters are installed on the exterior of your home while being connected to a handle on the interior. Winding the handle in different directions allows you to open and close your shutters to the level you desire.

Often, manual roller shutters come in cheaper due to the reduced number of parts and elements required. For some customers, manual roller shutters may be problematic due to their operational requirements. Customers with limited mobility may struggle to wind the handle. Additionally, every roller shutter must be closed or opened by hand individually.

Although we don’t manufacture or install manual roller shutters, we are able to repair your existing systems to restore functionality. If your manual shutters are reaching the end of their lifespan, why not think about upgrading to the reliability and efficiency of electric shutters?

Find High-Quality, Budget Electric Roller Shutters in Perth

Still unsure of the best option for your property? Chat with the team at SafeGuard Industries for tailored advice. Specialising in supplying and installing roller shutters in Perth, we’re able to help you find the most suitable solution for your home. Once you’ve picked a winner, we can also help to manufacture and install your custom shutters – completely made to measure.

For electric roller shutters that fit your property perfectly, choose SafeGuard Industries. Serious about property protection, our shutters are professionally constructed from premium materials for maximum safety and security.

Contact us for expert advice on electric roller shutters and manual shutter repairs. Call (08) 9418 3880