Roll-down hurricane shutters are a fast and attractive way to protect 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 normal hurricane season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes, but that doesn’t mean all of them will hit Charlotte. So, you might wonder if exterior rolling shutters are worth it.
In addition to protecting your home from weather, exterior rolling shutters can also:
- Reduce noise
- Decrease heat
- Block light
- Defend against intruders
Let’s go over all the benefits they offer.
Roll-down shutters can’t fully soundproof your home from annoying sounds, such as busy traffic or loud neighbors. But many manufacturers say they can decrease outside noises by up to 80%.
If you live somewhere with a lot of traffic, 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 single-pane windows with double- or triple-pane styles.
- Install solid doors.
- Add extra insulation to walls and ceilings.
Summer in a hurricane zone can be very warm. And that heat can drive up your energy bill. Keep your house 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 down by:
- Installing energy-efficient window treatments, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
- Getting a smart thermostat, which automatically keeps your home at an energy-efficient setting.
- Turning on the ceiling fan when you’re in the room.
Keeps Out Light
In addition to 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 during the day. Or even if you just enjoy sleeping late.
Keeps Intruders Out
The best roll-down security shutters can do everything: keeping out intruders, blocking heat and light and shielding against hurricanes. That’s our LouverSafe™ Security Shutters, which provide innovative features you can’t get in other rolling security shutters.
When not down, these shutters roll up into the industry’s smallest housing box. This box is about half the size of other models, so it’ll flatter your house instead of sticking out.
Start Designing Your Custom Roller Shutters Today
Your house is unique, so don’t settle for just any roller shutters. Choose 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 Charlotte design consultants live in your area, so they understand89] the challenges you face 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 no obligation or pressure to buy, just access to expert advice and our extensive showroom from the comfort of your living room.