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The Benefits of Security Shutters and Options Available

Security roller shutters can provide peace of mind whether you are installing them for your home or business. These shutters provide protection from a number of hazards, including storms, break-ins, and vandalism. They are made to order so that they fit perfectly into any space you have in mind.

orange couch in front of closed rollshutters

 

Security Shutter Benefits

Security shutters can be made to fit large spaces or small and depending on the type you choose, provide various other benefits as well. The following are some of the most common benefits of and uses for security shutters.

  • Security – Let’s start with the obvious; they are called security shutters for a reason. They help protect your property against break-ins and vandalism as well as from harsh storms that may potentially break a window or cause other damage.
  • Insulation – In addition to providing you with added security, insulated shutters also help to maintain temperature levels and may even end up saving you money on your utility bills. Insulated shutters have polyurethane cores and therefore help to reduce heat loss.
  • Light reduction – Roller shutters are a great option when you want to eliminate light completely. For example, shift workers may have difficulty sleeping during the day because of too much light flooding into the home from the outside. Using roller shutters might just allow you to get a better sleep in between shifts.
  • Noise reduction – Just like they block out the light, roller shutters can also block out a significant amount of outside noise.
  • Cottage closures – When people think of roller shutters, they typically think about getting them for their home or business. But security roller shutters are also excellent for cottages, helping to keep them safe and secure during the off season. No more wondering if your cottage windows survived that last winter storm!

Security Shutter Options

At Jans Awnings, we provide our customers with a number of security shutter options. For smaller windows and openings, we offer shutters that have smaller slat sizes, meaning they can roll up neatly into a compact box. For larger windows or openings, we recommend shutters that have larger slats and provide full coverage of large windows and/or openings.

Various colours and coatings are available so that shutters can be matched to existing window frames. This means your shutters are not merely utilitarian, but they will look great on your home, business or cottage as well!

Jans Awning Products offers security shutters from some of the top manufacturers. These are custom orders so that you are able to choose the exact features that you need.

If you are considering security roller shutters for your home or business, we would love to help. Contact Jans Awnings today for more information.

2020-01-23T00:00:00-05:00January 23, 2020|Categories: Rollshutters|

Roll Shutters vs. Retractable Screens

You might have heard the terms roll shutters and retractable screens thrown around when looking for window treatments, but has anyone stopped to tell you the difference? Do you know which one is right for you? These terms might be used interchangeably by some companies but they are not the same thing, so before you make a large, potentially custom, purchase here’s what you need to know between roll shutters and retractable screens.

Roll Shutters

roll shutters

What are they?

Roll shutters are window treatments, like retractable screens. But unlike retractable screens, they are installed on the outside of a window or your home. They are offered in a variety of colours and are custom fit to the size of your windows to ensure that it looks as if they were meant to be there. Roll shutters are incredibly durable and come with manufacturer’s warranties but be sure to check out exactly what is and isn’t covered in the warranty.

How do I know if I need them?

Roll shutters are usually more for protection purposes. They are installed on the outside of your window to ensure the glass doesn’t break, and they help prevent damage to the frame. Many people who own cottages or cabins install these so that during the off-season they can protect their property from any inclement weather or hazards that would potentially damage or break windows. Often, retail shop owners with windows in the front of their property also use this style of window covering while business is closed to prevent robberies. Overall these are a great, decorative option to protect windows and frames from damage as you cannot always be at your cottage or business.

Retractable Screens

rollscreen

What are they?

Retractable screens are a decorative option that you can add to just about any window in your home. They are retractable so easily removed – either manually or automatically with a remote. These screens are installed on the inside of a window and act to provide privacy and even help make your home a little more efficient keeping the heat/cool in, depending on the season.

What’s so great about them?

Retractable screens give privacy without completely blocking your view like traditional blackout curtains would. They roll up into a 5” box, so they are easily out of the way if you want to let the light in, and you’ll save money with the added energy efficiency. These can be customized to the size of your windows. What’s great is that they work for areas even without windows – decks, patios, gazebos and even garages! These screens provide shade to enjoy the warm weather without having to sit out with the hot sun. These screens are best for those who enjoy spending time outside during the warmer weather but don’t necessarily want to be exposed to the sun’s rays for hours on end. Or, they could be used in a sunroom where the shade is occasionally desired.

 

Roll shutters and retractable screens will add so much to your home, cottage or business – you simply need to decide which option best suits your needs. Both provide privacy and protection from UV damage and can be customized for your home.

2021-03-16T11:59:36-04:00July 16, 2018|Categories: Retractable Screens, Rollshutters|

7 Benefits of Roll Shutters

Among homeowners, roll shutters have become a popular choice because they are incredibly versatile: they come in a variety of colours, and they can be fitted over existing windows and doors. With this versatility, it means that no matter what style of décor your home has or what size windows were previously installed you can find roll shutters that will work for your home. If you still aren’t sold on the idea of roll shutters here are some benefits to help you decide if they are a good choice for your home.

living room roll shutters

 

Keep it Quiet

If you live in a busy neighbourhood, or maybe the kids in your area just make a whole lot of noise, you might find yourself wishing for a quieter home. Roll shutters – when closed over the windows and doors – can help keep noise out of your home and give you a more relaxing and calm environment.

Lower the Bills

Having roll shutters can increase the efficiency of your home by keeping the heat inside during the winter, and outside during the hot summer months. By keeping the temperature controlled and even, you will notice a decrease in the utility bills since your home’s heating and cooling won’t have to work as hard to heat up or cool down the same area.

Keep the Windows for Longer

Having roll shutters will help to maintain your windows which means a noticeable amount of time will extend the lifetime of your windows. They will also keep them looking super clean by keeping dirt and debris off the windows.

Options, Options, Options

Roll shutters are designed to open and close to let a lot or a little light in, but how you achieve that is totally up to you. Some roll shutters are operated via remote; some are done automatically (on a timer), and others are controlled manually. The options for how you achieve your desired result are completely endless – plus the styles and colours to choose from make it that much better.

Affordable Window Covering Option

Sometimes drapes and curtains can be incredibly expensive, depending on the size of your windows and the style you’re looking for. Roll shutters are an affordable option to many of the window treatments available out there, especially if you prefer to not have any drapes or curtains on your windows when you want the sun shining in.

Control the Light

Sometimes you want the sun shining in, and sometimes you don’t. You might even want to have a little bit of light during the day without the full sun shining in. With roll shutters, you can control the amount of sun you allow into your house at any given time.

Protect Your Home

In areas that are prone to harsh weather – storms, hurricanes or blizzards – roll shutters can work as protection. By closing the shutters, they will prevent windows from being shattered or debris coming through the windows.

Roll shutters add both style and function to your home, and they can replace expensive window treatments should you decide you don’t want that as an option for your home. No matter what your style is, there are so many options for colour and type that will suit your home.

2021-03-26T15:15:26-04:00June 12, 2018|Categories: Rollshutters|

Cleaning and Maintaining Rollshutters

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.

Rollshutter

 

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.

2021-03-16T12:07:32-04:00May 30, 2016|Categories: Rollshutters|

Protect your Cottage with Security Rollshutters

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.  Not only will these critters cause damage from chewing, and animal droppings, there have been recent discovered cases of rabies in Ontario.

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.

2014-11-24T00:00:00-05:00November 24, 2014|Categories: Rollshutters|

Keep Your Home Warm with Rollshutters

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.

2014-10-06T00:00:00-04:00October 6, 2014|Categories: Rollshutters|
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