Shutters have been in use all through in different structures. They are mostly used in main entrances of a house or the garage or other commercial entities. Previously, such shutters were rarely found in old age structures. In fact, the shutter was hardly a part of any major architectural styles of the past. Be it Roman, architectural style or other major European influences over the years, hardly one could find mention of roller shutters.
This does not mean that the functional requirement of shutter was not there then. In those times heavily built doors were installed to serve the need. Moreover, huge storages, garages, etc. had guards in addition to the heavy weighing door system. Roller shutters came into being in the recent past. With time the popularity grew and they started being incorporated in structures all over the world. One could attribute its growth to the fact that it is functional and practically easier to use. These shutters do not weigh heavily and are easy to use.
Understanding commercial roller shutters
Commercial roller shutters basically are used in business establishments, corporate offices, shops and even in malls. These are made with a bundle of vertical bars or horizontal bars that are hinged together. The bottom part has rails that are placed together holding the shutter’s structure. Moreover, these roller shutters are made in various sizes and shape. Some are in an elongated shape; some are square and others rectangular. One can pick up the size and shape as per the requirements of the windows or doors wherever they are getting installed. Mostly, the roller shutters are made of metal or its alloys. However, wood is commonly used too.
- Aluminum is an element of the earth that is found in abundance. This particular metal is the most used one when it comes to commercial roller shutters. There are various reasons as to why it is most chosen for building shutters, especially for commercial needs. Its viability is much more than other alloys or wood for some very good reasons. In addition to this, aluminum is non corrosive in nature.
- Commercial shutters have to be sturdy because they are exposed to extreme weather conditions. Aluminum being non corrosive will solve the problem of rusting when exposed to moisture regularly. Similarly excessive sunlight may also cause reactions albeit minute ones in the shutters.
- Aluminum is a strong metal, thus in turn making the shutter tough to withstand anything and everything. Strong winds should not be able to dislodge a roller shutter, as that may cause serious effects on the business. If a roller shutter is installed in a grain storing house and wind blows the shutter away, huge losses have to be incurred. Similar situations might arise in other places too. Aluminum commercial roller shutters are much tenacious in nature compared to a wood or alloy one.
- These shutters are widely used in bars, counters, shopping complex entrances, trucks ferrying important delicate goods, parking structures, emergency service units, vans and in many more places. These shutters when installed in an emergency service unit will facilitate easy movement from inside to the outside and vice versa. In trucks ferrying goods, these shutters will help in storing the goods inside without spillage on the road or letting the elements from outside affect its quality. Vans can easily be converted into a moving shop by replacing the back door and windows with a roller shutter. By installing them in shopping complexes one assures that the place remains secure and self-guarded against miscreants aiming to get through and steal or loot.
Commercial roller shutters provide immense security to any commercial unit. These shutters also keep the privacy in business facilitated. Moreover, they provide insulation.