What are the Advantages of Roller Shutter Doors?

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Roller shutter doors are a great way to improve the security of your business or domestic property, and they have several other advantages too. 

Roller shutter doors are made of galvanised steel, which is steel protected against corrosion by adding a layer of minerals. This makes an incredibly robust obstacle, and the main advantage of installing roller shutters is that they’ll keep your premises secure.

It’s possible to get both manual and electric roller shutters, and whilst security is the main benefit, there’re several others too:


Not only are they a strong physical deterrent, but roller shutters are a clear visual deterrent, too – nothing looks like more of an obstacle than a big sheet of strong steel!

Rather than even trying to gain entrance to your premises, would-be criminals are likely to move on to an easier target – without shutters – after seeing your secure building. Most criminals are just after quick, easy access, and deterring them like this is a great way to beef up your security.

Protection Against Vandalism

Particularly on busy high streets or in other areas popular with rowdy Saturday nights out, a roller shutter door can provide a layer of protection against things like smashed windows or urinating in doorways.

More generally, protecting your windows against the general elements such as rain and dust can reduce the need for window cleaning and maintenance. 

Peace of Mind

As a business owner, this layer of security goes a long way to give you peace of mind that when your business is unattended, your premises will be safe.

Your business might be shut over longer periods such as at Christmas or over Bank Holidays, which can leave you worrying whether it’ll still be as you found it when you return.

Steel roller shutter doors can help stop that worrying, and allow you to enjoy your days off in peace!

Protection from the Elements

Although it’s not too applicable to us here in the East Midlands, steel roller shutters will protect your business from potential damage during storms, when high wind, hail and the risk of things like falling branches can threaten your building.

A definite and applicable benefit for us though, and one which many people overlook, is the insulation qualities shutter doors provide. Windows are one of the main ways heat leaves a building, so by adding another layer of insulation, shutter doors can reduce heat loss from the building.

Shutter doors can act to reduce your energy bills, and in so doing make your business more environmentally friendly!


Roller shutter doors are durable and reliable, and require minimal maintenance, making them a long-lasting security system which can be dependably used every day.

Steel roller shutters are most commonly seen on warehouses, factories, shops and other businesses, and an earlier post of ours goes into detail on other ways you can secure your premises.

They can also be fitted to domestic properties too - they can be made to any size and painted in any colour which means they can fit in with the aesthetics of your house.

If you’re considering installing roller shutters for a commercial or domestic property, contact us today to discuss how we could help.