Buying Commercial Shutters for Your Business? Here’s What You Need to Know

Commercial shutters installed at shopping mall

When you decide to buy commercial shutters for your business, your main reasons for doing so may be to provide additional security, increase storm protection should a hurricane arrive, or perhaps make your building more energy-efficient. Yet whatever your reasons, the best decision can only be made after taking numerous factors into consideration. To help you with this, our team here at Rollac is here with plenty of things to keep in mind as you consider buying commercial roller shutters for your business.

How Do Commercial Shutters Differ from Residential Shutters?

If you assume there are few if any differences between commercial shutters and residential shutters, you are making a big mistake. In fact, there are numerous differences between them.

The most important is the level of security you can get for your business from commercial security roller shutters. Along with deterring would-be criminals by simply being in place, Rollac commercial shutters are made of extremely sturdy aluminum, rather than plastic or polycarbonate from which some cheaper commercial shutters or residential shutters are made. This is critical, since this means your shutters won't be able to be smashed to bits or pried open with crow bars.

Durability is another key difference between these shutters. Heavy-duty business shutters from Rollac are made to be rust and corrosion-resistant, meaning the shutter's structure will remain strong year after year. 

Finally, expect your commercial window shutters to contain what is known as a two-piece rail system. Made to conceal your shutter's fasteners from outside access, this means the shutter is virtually tamper-proof. When this is combined with an edge-retention system that uses grooves and hooks to make a shutter even tighter when someone tries to push or pull against it, security is virtually guaranteed.

Choosing The Right Commercial Shutters

Now that you know some of the primary differences between shutters for a commercial building and those for residential properties, we'll touch upon some of the most crucial factors you should consider regarding storefront security shutters.


As with any type of rolling shutter you purchase for commercial purposes, you want installation to be easy, quick, and hassle-free. We want that for you as well, which is why our Rollac security shutters are made to be installed with little difficulty. In fact, our shutters are made so that they can be easily adapted to virtually any architectural style. As a result, they can often be installed so that they are almost unnoticeable until they are lowered into position.

Purchase Cost

Naturally, how much your outdoor shutters cost will be a primary factor in what type you ultimately select. If you are on a tight budget, we often recommend you consider buying manual rolling security doors for your business. However, if you have a bigger budget and want added convenience, we suggest you consider automated roller shutters that can be operated remotely with a remote control that's included or even through an app downloaded to your smartphone.  

Protection Against the Elements

Rather than see your business damaged by severe weather, you may want commercial shutters that serve primarily as protection from hurricanes or other forms of severe weather. Here at Rollac, our hurricane-rated roller shutters are made from high-quality aluminum that is able to resist the hardest impacts from various types of flying debris, as well as withstand wind gusts of hurricane-force.  

The Need for Security

Last but not least, our Rollac team realizes you are probably like most people and are more concerned than ever before about what seems to be more and more random acts of violence taking place each day. Because of this, we know keeping your business secure is a factor that always comes into play. Here at Rollac, our heavy-duty commercial security shutters come with a variety of locking options from which you can choose, such as slide locks, turn knob locks, and our very popular high-security removable tumbler locks. Whether you want to guard against senseless acts of vandalism, a potential break-in at your business, or have a need for grilles and gates to help prevent shoplifting of various items, we can help you make the best decision for you and your business.

Why Choose Rollac Commercial Shutters?

If you wonder what sets us here at Rollac apart from the competition, here are just a few of the many reasons you may want to remember.

Years of Experience

First, we have decades of experience helping commercial customers find the exact types of shutters for their businesses. From helping you decide on the right type of commercial awning for your business to discussing the various ways your commercial shutters can be customized for your building, we do it all here at Rollac.

Heavy Duty & Top Quality

For many people who are considering commercial shutters, maintenance issues regarding their shutters is top on their list of questions. Here at Rollac, our commercial roller shutters are made of high-quality powder-coated aluminum, making them resistant to corrosion and rust. Our shutters are also made in as simplistic a manner as possible, meaning they have few parts that are subject to developing problems. In fact, our commercial shutters are well-known for being some of the most durable and dependable in the industry.

USA Manufactured

Instead of having no idea where your commercial shutters were actually made, you can count on Rollac commercial shutters always being manufactured right here in the United States. Rather than outsourcing manufacturing of our shutters and cutting corners on quality, we strive to give you our customer the absolute best commercial shutters money can buy.

Give Us a Try

Once you contact us here at Rollac and let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you, you'll know you made the right choice by choosing us and our commercial shutters. Whether you've got questions about roller shutter maintenance, prices, or different types and styles of shutters, our Rollac team will answer your questions each step of the way.