Are Roller Shutters Worth It?

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Security roller shutters are usually used for commercial property security and sometimes they can be the best option for home security. Automatic roller shutter garage doors are a popular option and we have also installed automatic rollers shutters for homes.

As experts in security grilles and roller shutter installation in London we can advise you on the pros and cons and the best option for your particular property. There are a number of factors to consider in relation to the logistics and practicalities of automatic roller shutter door security.

Considerations When Buying Automatic Roller Shutter Doors

If you are thinking of installing roller shutters for windows or doors consider these questions;

  • Can they be fitted on the outside of the property? Is there space to mount them above the opening?
  • Are the electrics required in place?
  • Is it ok not to have light and view in and out of the property when secured?

If the answer is yes then roller shutters could be a suitable option for you. If you answer no to any of these questions you many want to look into security grilles as an alternative means of security. You can read about 8 reasons to choose security grilles instead of roller shutters here.

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How Much Do Roller Shutters Cost?

The cost of automatic roller shutter doors is upwards of £1200.00. However this doesn’t include the cost of providing the electrics and installation which can vary depending on the circumstances. If electrics are already in place or planned as part of a building project roller shutters can be a cost effective. If electrics need to be installed especially to an existing property this can be less cost effective. If this is the case it is worth getting a comparison quote for security grilles so that you can compare the difference and make an informed decision as to the best and most cost effective security solution.

Are Security Grilles Cheaper Than Roller Shutters?

An automatic roller shutter can work out to be more expensive than security grilles if electrical work is required but in some cases, it can be worth it if it is the most suitable option. Read about how much security grilles cost here.

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Disadvantages of Roller Shutters

As well as providing significant advantages there can be some disadvantages to roller shutters;

  • Providing electricity to the shutter is a consideration which can be more complex in certain scenarios
  • They block out light and obstruct view when secured
  • They can be more expensive if the necessary electrics are not in place
  • They require maintenance

There are many situations where the advantages outweight the disadvantages. It is important to seek advice from a specialist in both shutters and security grilles.

Advantages of Roller Shutters

The advantages of window roller shutters and automatic roller shutter doors are;

  • They provide high levels of security
  • They block out light and obstruct view which can be ideal in certain circumstances

There are many situations where roller shutters are the very best option.

Why Choose Automatic Security Roller Shutters

Situations where roller shutter security is ideal are;

  • For commercial security on shops, industrial units and offices.
  • If you want to block out light and obscure the view into and out of the property
  • In a new build property where the electrics are planned with automatic roller shutter installation in mind
  • There is space to fit the roller shutters externally

There are also many situations where security grilles and bars are much more suitable. An experienced specialist can advise you on the best option for your particular circumstances.

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Security Roller Shutters Installation in London and Hertfordshire

MLA approved locksmith specialist

IKS Locksmiths are London based security specialists approved by the Master Locksmiths Association. If you are interested in automatic roller shutter installation in London or Hertfordshire our experts can advise you on the best security solution for your property. At IKS our levels of customer service are high. As security grilles, gates and shutter specialists in London we install automatic security roller shutters and security grilles at very competitive prices. Call us to find out how we can hdelp with your project.

How can we help you?

For professional security advice and information call to speak directly to Martin, our Master Locksmith and security specialist.

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