Roll-down hurricane shutters are a quick and attractive method to protect 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 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 affect Kansas City. So, you might wonder if exterior rolling shutters are worth it.
Along with protecting your house from weather, exterior rolling shutters can also:
- Lower noise
- Decrease heat
- Keep out light
- Defend against burglars
Let’s review all the advantages they offer.
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 noises by up to 80%.
If you live somewhere busy, there are a few other things you can do to cut down on outdoor noise:
- Install window treatments that muffle noise, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
- Close gaps around windows and doors with caulk or weather strip.
- Replace old windows with double- or triple-pane styles.
- Get solid doors.
- Put in extra insulation to walls and ceilings.
Summer in a hurricane zone can be uncomfortably warm. And that heat can increase your energy bill. Keep your home cool by using your roll-up shutters on south-facing windows in the daytime.
You can also keep your house comfortable and your energy costs low by:
- Installing energy-efficient window treatments, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
- Using a smart thermostat, which automatically keeps your home at an energy-efficient temperature.
- 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 house. This is a great plus if you are a shift worker who sleeps in the daytime. Or even if you just enjoy sleeping late.
Keeps Burglars Out
The best roll-down security shutters can do it all: keeping out burglars, blocking heat and light and shielding against hurricanes. That’s our LouverSafe™ Security Shutters, which offer innovative features you can’t get 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 go with just any roller shutters. Choose ones that flatter your style while doing everything, from protecting against hurricanes to keeping you cool on warm summer days. Our Louver Shop of Kansas City design consultants live in your area, so they get89] the challenges you face and can help you find the right match.
Start by requesting your free, in-home consultation by contacting us at 888-428-1415. There’s no obligation or pressure to buy, just access to expert advice and our extensive showroom from the comfort of your couch.