With soaring energy prices and a higher cost of living, savvy homeowners across Perth are no stranger to finding the best ways to cut costs in and around their home.
Rather than not turning on the heater or air conditioner to save costs, did you know that you can keep your energy costs low by installing roller shutters instead?
From Bulky to Brilliant
There was a time where roller shutters were only popular with industrial and commercial properties; installed to provide adequate safety to the business inside. Whilst roller shutters guaranteed safety, they were also a bulky eyesore, which meant their popularity in residential homes didn’t take off quite as fast.
These days, roller shutters in Perth come in a variety of designs and colours, which not only brings a contemporary style to the façade of your home, but also provides you with a range of benefits – including saving energy.
Energy Saving with Roller Shutters
Most people would have grown up with parents who were financially savvy, telling you to put some more layers on in winter to warm up instead of using the heating. We have even heard stories of kids sitting in front of the oven as their family’s Sunday roast cooked, instead of “wasting money” by using the actual heating!
These days, homeowners are looking for more realistic ways to keep their family cool in summer and warm in winter, while also keeping those energy costs low.
Having roller shutters installed in Perth by Safeguard Industries is one cost effective way to benefit your home throughout the year, especially when it comes to saving energy.
So how exactly do roller shutters work and how can they help to save energy?
The Importance of a Protective Layer
Roller shutters act as a protective layer on your windows, not only to maintain privacy and security, but also to protect your home from harmful UV rays, heat and the cold.
In summer, when the hot Australian sun is beating down on your home, it is likely you will close the windows, darken the house and turn on the air conditioning to cool you and your family down. Similarly, in winter, we close up the house, bundle up in warm clothes and sit in front of the heater to warm up
However, did you know that a considerable amount of the energy spent cooling or warming your home might be going to waste?
In homes that don’t have roller shutters, a significant amount of your air conditioning or heating will escape through the small gaps in your windows and doors, which means your heating and cooling units need to work twice as hard to be effective.
And anyone in Perth who has blasted their air conditioning during a long, hot summer knows just how costly it can be to keep cool.
Roller shutters also work to keep the sun and heat out of your home much better than blinds or curtains. With the sun blaring down on your windows, the glass becomes heated, which transfers to the curtains or blinds in your home and ultimately, into your home.
How do Roller Shutters Help to Save Energy?
Roller shutters work to insulate your home, giving your penetrable windows and doors an extra layer of protection. Each new set of roller shutters from Safeguard Industries is insulated and manufactured with high-density polyurethane and is closely fitted to your window, creating the perfect insulation.
This layer works to not only prevent heat entering your home, but also to reduce the amount of heating and cooling that can escape. Safeguard Industries roller shutters in Perth reduce heat and cold transference by up to 90%.
By simultaneously keeping the sun out and reducing thermal transfer through your windows, roller shutters can decrease the amount of energy required to heat or cool your home throughout the year, as your heating and cooling systems don’t need to be set to their coldest or highest setting in order to make your house the perfect temperature.
Which means that instead of leaving the air conditioning on all day, only to come home to a house that still feels like a sauna, you can come home to a naturally cooler home that will cool down even quicker, thanks to your new roller shutters.
Roller Shutters Also Provide Security
Whether you’ve just been the victim of a burglary, you live in an area with a high crime rate or you just want to protect your biggest asset, one of the main reasons that customers look into installing roller shutters is for security purposes.
Not only do roller shutters provide a physical barrier between a criminal and your home, they are also the ideal deterrent, as thieves often target homes that have easy access to get in and out.
At Safeguard Industries, our roller shutters feature strong interlocking slats and deep side channels, which are designed to restrict access to your home by forced entry. This makes it practically impossible for a criminal to pry their way past your roller shutters and into our home.
Roller shutters are an ideal way to protect your home if you travel regularly for work or holiday with your family for extended periods, as they block out any criminals view into your home, keeping your valuables well out of sight.
They are also a great way to maintain your privacy, as they offer complete opacity – blocking out the light from coming in or out when the shutters are closed.
Contact Safeguard Industries
In Perth, we’re blessed with some amazing weather year-round. However, for those days where the mercury rises a little too high or drops a little too low, having some extra insulation from roller shutters can make a world of difference.
When you have rollers shutters fitted to your home by Safeguard Industries, you can rest assured you’re investing in high quality roller shutters to not only protect your home and family, but also to keep your energy costs low throughout the year.
Contact Safeguard Industries today to start saving money on your energy bills year-round.