Customizing your Roller Shutters

Modern House with Terrace and Roller Shutters at the Windows

Roller shutters are everywhere, from restaurant patios and office buildings to private homes, factories, retail malls, and small businesses. Yet one size does not fit all when it comes to these coverings.

That’s why custom rolling shutters have become a multi-billion-dollar industry expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.6% between 2024 and 2032.

Whether you’re searching for custom window shutters or personalized security shutters for your business, at Rollac, we can help you select the right one for your needs. 

Now’s the time to customize your roller shutters!

The Benefits of Roller Shutters

Whether you customize your roller shutters or opt for a standardized version, these window and door coverings offer several benefits, including the following


Custom security shutters look intimidating. Regardless of where you install them, in a home or a business, their presence is a fantastic deterrent for potential criminals. The most common way a burglar forces his way in is through a window or door. Installing custom roller shutter doors on a storefront will not only provide a physical barrier but also a psychological one.

Custom roller shutter doors made of heavy metal add a valuable extra layer of protection to your home or business. Closely fitted to a window or door, thieves cannot remove the roller shutters and will be forced to move on to another home or business that is easier to breach.

Energy Efficiency  

Did you know that custom rolling shutters can help insulate your home or business? Aside from a structure’s roof, windows and doors lose the most heat to the outdoors. If you live in an area of the country with frigid winters, an efficient way to keep the heat in your home is to lower your motorized exterior shutters for windows and doors. This will prevent your furnace from working overtime to warm your home or business. 

Use the same tactic if your summers are brutally hot. Rolling down your custom residential shutters will reduce thermal energy transport cooling costs and keep your family or customers happy as the outdoor temperature soars into the triple digits.

Protection from Mother Nature

Whether it’s a category 4 hurricane or a flash flood, hurricane-rated roller shutters are an excellent way to protect your home or business from Mother Nature’s wrath. 

Rollac’s SecuraMax hurricane shutters have been approved by the Texas Department of Insurance and Miami-Dade County. This means the SecuraMac custom rolling shutters are unmatched in their ability to withstand the strongest impact of rain, wind, and flying debris. 

Customizing your Roller Shutters

At Rollac, we often meet customers unaware they can customize rolling shutters. Their typical response is, “Why would I want to do that?” The following brief overviews of how you can customize your door and window roller shutters for your retail space or home.

1. Material

Custom rolling shutters are made of laths, corrugated metal sheets cut, bent, and interlocked. Customizing your roller shutter doors or windows begins with choosing the type of lath you want, from solid and grilles to curved, punched, and perforated. Your choice of lath will depend on the purpose of your roller shutter (i.e., security versus weather protection) and its material, whether aluminum, polycarbonate, or galvanized steel. This is one of the primary considerations for anyone shopping for residential or custom commercial shutters.  

Aluminum is a lightweight, anti-corrosive metal. It is a wise choice if you live in a humid area with much rain. Aluminum roller shutters are most suitable for residential windows and doors.

By comparison, steel roller shutters are usually a heavy-duty security option for large factory doors or similar commercial spaces. Because they are challenging to maneuver manually, we typically recommend opting for motorized rolling shutters if you want them made of steel.

Business owners usually choose custom roller shutter doors or windows made of transparent polycarbonate because they want a combination of high visibility and security. This type of custom commercial shutter is solid and sturdy yet appears as glass to the customer.

2. Foam-Fill

Custom roller shutters for windows and doors can be filled with foam for individuals and businesses needing energy-efficient solutions. Though custom rolling shutters naturally have insulating properties, filling them with high-quality foam significantly increases their insulating properties. 

Rollac’s DuraComfort roller shutters are marketed as customized rolling security shutters, yet they offer tremendous insulation by keeping the sun’s hot rays out and your home or business cool.

3. Operation Type

Manual or motorized? Those are your two options regarding the operation type of your custom rolling shutters. Understanding either choice will allow you to choose the most suitable roller shutters for your home or business.

Motorized rolling shutters are usually found on larger ones used for windows or doors. These custom roller shutter doors are opened and closed using a motor. The motor is generally mounted on the roller canopy or housing for ease of use. A remote, Smartphone app or the flick of a switch controls these custom rolling shutters. They require little to no physical effort to move.

Manual rolling shutters are opened and closed using a hand crank. They may not be as convenient, but they cost less and are the ideal size for covering smaller windows or doors.

4. Roller Shutter Boxes

To the untrained eye, the box that houses the custom rolling shutters when not in use isn’t very important. However, there are several different customizable features and options with this detail.

The box is visible from the outside for front-mounted roller shutters. Depending on the type of rolling shutters you choose, it will most likely come with a stylish shutter box, both in color and design. At Rollac, we offer two box housing options: a 90° or 45° angled shutter box. Other options can include a classic rectangular or modern rounded housing.

Top-mounted roller shutters can also be customized depending on the type of exterior rolling shutter you choose. Though they are more physically demanding to install, this customizable feature is anchored to the masonry above the window or door and is not visible outside.

5. Color

Are you attracted to bright, bold colors, or prefer something calming and neutral? As the popularity of custom rolling shutters grows, customers are personalizing their color the most. 

Custom door or window shutters are extremely versatile. Their color can not only update the look of a home or business but also add value. Whether you choose a bold or neutral hue, it’s important to consider your environment and climate. For instance, if you live in a desert known for its heat and dust storms, do not choose a light color such as cream or yellow that will show the dirt easily. Additionally, avoid hues that will absorb heat, potentially making your home warmer, such as black or dark brown. 

Personalizing the color of your roller shutters will add a creative touch to your home or business and make it more appealing to potential buyers.

Rollac’s Custom Rolling Shutters

Custom rolling shutters can be installed on just about any window or door for retail or residential operations. Whether you’ve always wanted to invest in custom commercial shutters or feel it’s time to update your home’s or commercial space’s rolling shutters, Rollac can help.

We have over 40 years of experience and have built an excellent customer service-oriented reputation with all our customers. At Rollac, we stay on top of the latest trends in this industry and can partner with you to find the most suitable cover for your needs.