In the USA and increasingly in Continental Europe, domestic shutters are an ordinary sight and feature on many homes as well as being used to secure business properties.
Then, it is no surprise that an increasing number of UK families are too now looking into the pros of having shutters affixed to their homes and windows.
If you are one such person or family, here is a quick guide to choosing domestic shutters and to ensure that you choose the right ones, at the right price and use them in a way that makes investing in them a worthwhile undertaking.
What are Domestic Shutters?
Domestic shutters refer to any kind of additional covering for use on potential entry and exit points featured as part of a non-business used premises. Reiterated, they are an extra covering made of wood or more likely metal that can be used over and in addition to a standard door or window pane.
Types of Domestic Shutters and Shutter Operation
When using the term domestic shutters, most people are referring specifically to the roller shutter variety which has become a popular feature on the windows of many European and now to UK homes.
The most inconspicuous, cost effective, secure and versatile kind, domestic roller shutters can be fitted to most home windows, including on bay windows and French patio style doors.
Further, roller type domestic shutters present home owners with a number of choices as to their operation making them the most suitable for homes and owners across the market.
That is, and as explored fully in the HPV Shutters article: Types of operation for Security Shutters, domestic type roller shutters can be purchased and installed to operate manually, remotely and even be controlled these days by mobile phone apps, such as via the Loxone Smart Home app.
In fact, it is perhaps partly the advents in security software and mobile apps that have helped to popularise home security additions such as domestic shutters as well as the growing desire to increase home security.
Reasons to Invest in Domestic Shutters
The most obvious and cited reason for opting to fit a home with any kind of domestic shutters is of course to improve security. As thieves and potential burglars become more sophisticated and determined to break into our homes, so too must we as home owners become more sophisticated and determiendto keep them out – not only to ensure the safety of our belonging, evergrowing number of household gadgets and prized possessions, but most importantly to ensure the safety of our families and loved ones.
That said, improving our home security does to result in a number of other benefits which some cite as factors that drive them to consider or invest in security measures such as domestic shutters.
The most popular secondary reasn home oowners opt to purchase domestic shutters is because doing so for some can result in seeing their home insurance premiums drop significantly. In fact, the team at UK Roller Shutters Online actually provide this as one of their expert tips on why having domestic shutters fitted is worth considering.
Choosing Between Aesthetics and Security
In contrast to the reasons why people opt to have domestic shutters fitted, one of the main and only reasons people give for opting not to fit domestic shutters when tackling matters of home security is almost always that they believe domestic window shutters will detract from the aesthetic appeal of their property.
Whilst one this may have been true, in 2016 and recognising that this is a major reason that prevents home owners from making use of domestic shutters, companies now work hard to provide options that are both inconspicuous and still effective from a security stand point.
Then, before thinking you need to choose between home security and living in an inviting and attractive home, head over to the Duratec Security Solutions website to discover how to achieve both aims – because it is possible. What is more, in 2016 it is also affordable, and as many now argue advisable to best protect both your home and family.
Where to Turn for More Advice and Information about Domestic Shutters
For more advice on whether to have domestic shutters fitted to your property, the types and mechanisms to consider opting for and as well a look at the potential alternative, continue your reading over at the Crime Prevention Website, beginning with reading their article: Security Shutters, Grilles and Door Gates.