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Roll shutters were a product that came to us from Europe in the 80’s and are now enjoyed by Canadians everywhere. Rollshutters come in many different styles and are designed to do what regular indoor blinds do but with a few added features. Rollshutters will help to protect your home from the cold and heat and add a degree of security.

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Windows and doors that have rollshutters installed on them will have a longer lifespan because of the protection that rollshutters give. If you love your big picture window but sometimes feel like you live in a fishbowl, a rollshutter will help as you can let the sunshine in or shut out the world when you want to.

If you’ve made the investment into rollshutters for your home, be sure to clean them two – three times a year. This will not only keep your roll shutters looking good but will give you the opportunity to inspect them and make any necessary repairs.

Step 1 – Raise the Rollshutter

Start by raising the shutter completely. Using a soft brush, clean out the area around the guides. Do this gently so as not to disturb any parts. Keeping the guides clear of dirt and grime will ensure that your roll shutters operate smoothly.

Step 2 – Close the Rollshutter

Next, close the shutter all the way and then raise it up just enough so that there is a little room between the slats. Brush away any dirt and dust that may have settled there over time.

Step 3 – Sponge Off

Completely close the rollshutter again. Grab a sponge and bucket with warm water and a mild detergent. Be sure not to use steel wool or any other abrasive materials on the shutter as steel wool may scratch your shutters. Wipe the rollshutter down, starting at the top and working your way to the bottom.

Step 4 – Rinse Off Rollshutter

Grab a hose and without a lot of pressure, rinse the rollshutter off. Be careful not to get too much water on the compartment at the top that houses the motor and gears. Let the rollshutter dry fully before it is put into operation again.

A little tender loving care will go a long way in keeping your rollshutter in tip top shape so that it can continue to work hard for you and look great. If you need additional help cleaning your rollshutters, or are interested in purchasing rollshutters for your home, contact Jans Awning Products in Burlington, Ontario today.

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Ahh, summertime. The best time of the year in Burlington, Ontario. The days are long, the evenings cool, and the bugs out in full force! You don’t have to let pesky bugs dictate your evening plans though. Use Roll Screens from Jans Awnings to create the backyard oasis of your dreams. Start by browsing our Roll Screen gallery to get inspired for your next project! roll screen burlington

A roll screen is a retractable screen that can be customized for every setting. It can be raised or lowered in just moments allowing you to enjoy the sun without the bugs. Jans Awnings  and Products provides custom roll screen installation for spaces up to 20 feet using the Talius Roll Screen. Roll Screens from Jans Awnings are available in a wide range of colours, and styles. We guarantee that we can find you the perfect screen for inside and outside your home or workplace! In addition to the traditional manual crank, we also offer electric motorized controls that make using your Roll Screen even easier! This is the ideal solution for those with mobility concerns, or those who just love the convenience this offers!

Roll Screen for Backyard Patios

So, you have built the backyard patio, installed the outdoor kitchen, bought the patio furniture and scheduled your very first barbeque! Unfortunately, the bugs also received an invitation. During the summertime, bugs and insects in Burlington are inevitable. Hot days and warm evenings are just too perfect a climate for these opportunistic pests. But, fear not. A Roll Screen from Jans Awnings can dramatically increase the enjoyment you receive from your outdoor living space. All of our Roll Screen are equipped with a sophisticated screen edge retention system. This is designed to keep your screen in place on even the windiest days! Furthermore, our Roll Screens come in dozens of colours, sizes, and styles that are sure to compliment your space perfectly. The beauty of a Roll Screen is that it keeps the bugs out, without blocking your valuable sunlight.

Roll Screens for Apartment Balconies

Roll Screen are especially useful for balconies in apartments and condos. They prevent premature fading on your expensive patio furniture, and also shade the occupants from the potentially harmful sunrays. With a Roll Screen on your balcony, you can feel comfortable using this fantastic outdoor space even longer each and every year. Imagine, sitting on your balcony as the sun sets of Burlington, a glass of wine in hand, and not a bug in site!  At Jans Awnings, we use the highest quality Roll Screen available in the industry. Our Talius Habitat Screens protect you from UV damage, while providing you with comfort and privacy without forcing you to compromise on your fantastic view. Make the most of your outdoor living space with a Roll Screen from Jans Awnings. It’s not too late to schedule your summer Roll Screen installation! Call us today at 905-335-3733, or inquire through our website.

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Rollshutters are a definite value-add to any property, be it residential or commercial. They look great and provide increased security. In effect, they are the first line-of-defense for any property and are an excellent visual deterrent for vandals and burglars.

Cottage Rollshutter PlantsNot only do rollshutters provide security from intruders, but they are an excellent way of saving on energy costs in the summer as well as during the winter months. The minute you install security rollshutters from Jans Awning Products on your windows you will find that there are significant savings on your energy bills. While we focus on cottages in this post for rollshutters, they can be effectively used on:

• Windows & Skylights
• Sliding doors, entry doors and patio doors
• Screen Porches
• Pool houses
• Inside & Outside storage

The Advantages of Rollshutters

There are some distinct advantages to using these shutters:

• They are very effective in protecting your home/ commercial space from the weather. Snow storms can sometimes be very severe and when you put down the rollshutters you are assured that any debris or falling branches will not damage the glass on your doors and windows
• They do not rattle in high winds
• Significantly maintain the warm temperature in your home
• Offer very good insulation and you have complete control on maintaining the indoor temperature and keep it at comfortable levels
• You do not have to worry about getting expensive heating alternatives installed
• They are perfect protection from the cold but offer year-long protection too

The Convenience Factor

Since security rollshutters have a foam-filled profile, they are an excellent choice for maintaining the desired indoor temperature. You can choose between manual and automatic options, though the latter are very convenient and hassle-free. They can be operated either via a switch or remote control systems like Somfy and these systems are fitted inside your home, which adds to the convenience factor.

Once we install these security rollshutters, you have peace of mind that your home is secure from intruders and the weather. The fact that they complement any décor is a definite plus. You also get the amount of privacy you want and are able to manage artificial light. Incidentally, even as it makes your home more energy efficient, it also provides good noise insulation.

Customized Solutions

Since these shutters are set away from the glass, the air pocket that is created between the windows and the shutters provide added insulation. When you are considering installing security rollshutters, it is important to opt for high-quality ones like the ones that we provide. All our products are guaranteed and so is the motor of the automated ones. Putting a rollshutter up at your cottage not only prevents theft, it prevents damage from the heavy winds that seem to prevail in cottage country. One small hole in a cottage window can be an open invitation to critters of all manner. Why come back to your cottage in late spring to find that a family of skunks and bats have taken home in your country getaway.

We also customize solutions for you and ensure that all the windows and doors are outfitted with perfectly-sized shutters. This winter, protect and insulate your home, office and commercial spaces with the best products from Jans Awnings. You can reach us on 905.335.3733 or via this online form and order your security rollshutters today.

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Jans Windows and Doors is a tried, trusted and true leader in the field of windows and patio doors.

Established nearly five decades ago, Jans Windows and Doors has earned a reputation for excellence that few Hamilton-area companies can boast of. When Gerry and Jannie Jans founded the company in 1966 from their Burlington home, the company focus was on aluminum awnings, storm windows and doors. In 1982, Jans introduced local consumers to the ultra-convenient retractable awnings. And while awnings are still the mainstay of the business, the company’s outstanding reputation has since extended to roll shutters and screens, patio hard roofs, railings, and of course, quality windows and doors.

North Star Windows and Doors

Jans carries the highly reputable, innovative North Star line of windows and patio doors that have been built to withstand extreme weather conditions. North Star combines great looks, leading energy efficiency and cares about the environment inside and outside your home by saving energy and eliminating waste through a production process that ensures a greener future for everyone.

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Jans specializes in bay and bow windows, but offers a full line of vinyl windows and patio doors to meet every demand — contemporary or traditional—in today’s market place.

Equally as important as quality is the way your windows and doors – and any other product – are installed. With Jans Windows and Doors, you can trust the hands of an experienced, local installer and enjoy peace of mind with a transferable limited lifetime manufacturers warranty.

Herman Jans, who now owns Jans Windows and Doors with his wife Joanne, said that through 48 years in operation the company’s main source of business is, and always has been, word-of-mouth references.

To ensure the utmost quality and customer satisfaction, Jans takes great care to work only with suppliers that fully back their products and have earned a name for themselves through a proven record of excellence.

Not just windows and doors

Along with the top-notch North Star line, Jans carries roll shutters and roll screens by Talius. The products are designed to withstand the elements and give homeowners comfort and peace of mind in knowing their property is protected from sun and would-be intruders.

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Jans also supplies and installs patio hard roofs, which are aluminum-clad insulated roof systems that come complete with built-in eavestroughs and optional skylights. The system, called the Duraform Roof System, can be custom shaped and sized to fit around existing structures, such as chimneys or bays, and is an ideal material to provide comfort in the sunny days of summer or the bone-chilling temperatures of winter.

It has been Jans Windows and Doors’ privilege to serve homeowners and businesses in the Golden Horseshoe Area, and Herman and Joanne would like to thank all who have contributed to the company’s success.

And while founder Gerry has retired, the young-at- heart 81-year-old still goes out on the odd sales call and enjoys chatting with longtime customers.

As a testament to their longevity and success in the marketplace, Jans recently welcomed customers into their new and improved showroom at 4361 Harvester Rd. The bright and attractively decorated location allows products to be displayed in an attractive manner and features a faux side of a home with awnings, windows and doors on display. They invite you to visit their new showroom today!

Jans Windows and Doors has a great reputation and is well-known to scores of satisfied customers. People know that when they choose Jans, the name speaks for itself in terms of quality.

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Rollshutter for warmth

Rollshutters can keep your home and commercial space warm and comfortable during the cold winter months. They create an effective barrier against weather elements and reduce your energy bills.

They also make your house or commercial space more secure. Burglars can’t break into your home or store, if you keep the rolling shutters down and locked. In fact, commercial properties and homes secured with rollshutters have reduced insurance costs.

Shutters are helpful during the hot summer months as well. They will prevent heat and light from entering your space. This will reduce your cooling costs.

Rolling shutters have come a long way since their early days. While you can still find steel rolling shutters in many storefronts, more stylish and energy efficient varieties are also available now. Rolling shutters are available in a variety of colors including white, brown, beige and grey. You can install them over large windows. Roll shutters can also be used to secure your patio or porch. Keep the shutters closed to prevent heat and sunlight from entering your home.

Rolling shutters also provide greater privacy. They will prevent outside noise from getting into your home. For people, who work in shifts, shutters can be a great help because they provide that right ambience where you can fall asleep comfortably.

Different types of rolling shutters are available. If energy efficiency is your primary concern, you should consider choosing the Talius rollshutters. They will increase the R-value of your windows. By keeping the shutters rolled down at night, you can limit the heat loss through windows.

How do rollshutters work?

A rollshutter has a simple mechanism. A box which houses the shutter is installed over the window. Tracks are mounted on both sides of the window frame. They allow the shutter to slide up or down. The shutters are usually installed outside, but they are operated from the inside. Both manual and electric operating systems are available. They can be operated easily.

Benefits of rolling shutters

Rollshutters improve the energy efficiency of your home. They also make it more secure. In addition, they protect your privacy by creating a strong barrier between your home and the world outside. Modern rolling shutters are very stylish and can enhance the décor of any home.

For most home and business owners, security is the number one reason to install rolling shutters. To prevent burglars from entering your home or store, you only have to keep the rollshutters down when you are away. Keep the shutters closed and locked for added security.

Advantages of rolling shutters during the winter season

During winter you don’t want the cold air from outside to enter your home. If you keep the rollshutters closed on winter nights, you can create a nice ‘heat envelope’. This will improve the efficiency of your heating system and reduce your heating bills.

Safety tips

Follow these simple safety tips when you have rollshutters. You must not keep the shutters closed when there is an open fire inside. You should also ensure that there are some easy exits.

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Commercial rollshutters have many purposes when installed and used by businesses. They can come in multiple types colours, and styles, all to suit your business branding.

Security and Protection

Our product can help everyone out but it mainly applies to retail storefronts, liquor stores, service station, offices, and counter and cabinets enclosures. Some companies that use rollshutters are the Sony Store, Walmart, Hooters, LCBO and most malls. Commercial rollshutters help protect against robbery and break-ins. They are securely locked into place preventing against any exterior damage from happening to your business and preventing from anything inside your business being stolen which gives you peace of mind when going on holidays. Also, since rollshutters are a one-time installment, you won’t have to spend multiple payments as you do with security systems. If you need some convincing about how safe our product is, and how it can keep your business safe, watch this video: Rollshutters also protect your business from some extreme weather conditions as well as intruders. They also help control the amount of sunlight that comes inside and keep the warmth inside your office and the unwanted cold out. Be it wind, rain, sleet, or snow, rollshutters will keep it out.

Maintenance

The rollshutters also come in multiple colours and designs which can make your business visually appealing for your business. With the multiple different colours you can choose from, nothing so visually stunning can protect your home so well. Commercial rollshutters are easy to use, install and maintain. They are strong, secure and durable. We tailor our high quality product to your needs. When installed you can operate them from switches, timers, or even by key. It also helps with noise reduction from the outside world. After seeing all these advantages and benefits to these roll shutters why wouldn’t you want to have one for your own office or business! If you want any more information on Talius Commercial Rollshutters, please contact us.

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If you are a school, there are several reasons why you should invest in Talius Rollshutters.

Vandalism

Vandalism is an unfortunate part of running a school, and broken windows are one of the biggest headaches.  It could be from a rival school, a student angry at a bad grade, or from gang activity.  With our rollshutters, you can protect your windows and  eliminate the need for costly emergency glass cleanup, and window replacement.  It also prevents any break and enter attempts to vandalize the hallways with spray paint.

Theft

Schools are a prime spot for theft as there are so many expensive items in the school like computers and sports equipment.  As schools are generally open to the public, hundreds, if not thousands of people know the layout of the grounds.  With Talius Rollshutters in place, you make it inconvenient for thievery and eliminate the temptation for a quick smash and grab.

Playground Accidents

I remember being a youngster at Brant Hills Public School and getting extremely upset when I accidentally cracked a window with a basketball that bounced in the wrong direction.  While the teachers were nice about it, and my parents never found out, it was not a pleasant experience as a kid.  Playground accidents are going to happen frequently when softballs, dodgeballs and basketballs are tossed around.  In high traffic areas it makes sense to have a rollshutter to protect windows from damage.

Privacy

In high school we had a lot of sleepover events for charity or fun.  With the bright florescent lights that keep brighten up the hallways and rooms, anyone can see inside and view what exactly is going on.  Rollshutters ensure your student’s privacy is maintained as they block all prying outside eyes.  Rollshutters also provide complete darkness, which makes it perfect for movie events the school may have.

Storm Protection

Talius Rollshutters offer additional security against strong winds and storm weather. They prevent tree branches from smashing windows, or windows from blowing open and letting in torrential rain pour. Furthermore, in times of emergency due to a bad storm or flooding, the local school gymnasium is often a spot where people gather. Rollshutters offer additional shelter during these times of emergency.

Additional Resources

Rollshutters are the perfect way to protect the investment of your school, as well as the security for your students.  They are perfect for highschools, elementary schools, colleges and universities.  Our rollshutters are customizable, meaning they will blend in with your property and not be unsightly.  Below is a video from Talius that further explains the benefits of rollshutters.