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Manual Roll Down Shutters

When you have a home or business, making sure it remains secure during a storm or against criminals is always a top priority. As more people explore options in this area, they are focusing on manual rolling shutters and the many benefits they provide. Manual rolling shutters can be installed on virtually any type of home or commercial property and can be raised or lowered with only a few cranks of a handle. Costing much less than motorized roll down security shutters, they are increasing in popularity with customers who face hurricanes or want higher levels of security for their homes or businesses. If you're curious about the best roll down hurricane shutters and what they can do for you, keep these tips in mind.

Cheaper Price Tag

If cost is a major point in your search for manual roll down storm shutters, then choosing manual roll down shutters will save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars over using motorized roll down shutters. However, while you will have the same levels of protection as you would with motorized roll down shutters, you won't have some of the conveniences of motorized shutters, such as being able to control them with a remote control or an app on your smartphone.

Preparing for the Storm

Should you decide to use manual roll down hurricane shutters, you will need to allow yourself enough time before a storm approaches to go around to each window, door, or other area and manually crank the shutters until they are lowered and shut. If you have a smaller home or business, this may not be an issue. However, if you have a larger building or have windows that may be hard to reach, you may want to consider the benefits of a motorized system.

Areas Needing Protection

In many cases, manual roll down shutters are best used for areas that are smaller and lightweight, such as sliding glass doors or small windows on a home or business. In some cases, you may want to install manual roll down shutters on windows that are at ground level, then opt for a motorized system for windows that may be reached only by climbing a ladder. Here at Rollac, we have many customers who decide to go this route with their shutters. Since they can choose from manual roll down shutters that can be raised or lowered using a tape drive, crank box operator, or crank handle, they can gain both versatility and convenience.

Small Housing Boxes

When some customers originally begin to entertain the idea of having manual roll down shutters installed on their home or business, they are concerned the shutters may not offer the best look aesthetically. However, this isn't the case at all. Since Rollac rolling shutters use a small housing box, the shutters can be rolled up so that they blend into the existing structure. In fact, even on multi-structure buildings, Rollac manual rolling shutters will always maintain a consistent look. Also, whether you install your shutters the DIY way or have professionals do the job for you, the shutters can be fitted onto various types of architecture. Thus, should you need curved, beveled, or square housing for your shutters, our experts here at Rollac can work with you each step of the way.

No Worries about Water Infiltration

While storm shutters are often looked at as primarily protecting against the strong winds of a hurricane, they also offer tremendous protection against water infiltration. Since Rollac's manual roll down storm shutters are tested to the highest wind rating standards anywhere in the nation, you can be sure they won't let the wind or rain penetrate them. As a result, you won't have to worry about mold or mildew forming in and around your shutters and windows.

Visible Deterrents to Crime

Along with being excellent protection against the wind and rain of a storm, manual roll down shutters are some of the best visible deterrents to crime there are today. When vandals or others see these shutters on a home or business, they realize their job will be hard if not impossible and thus look elsewhere for homes or businesses that are easier targets.

Now that you know the details about manual roll down shutters, it's time to speak to experts near you to find out more. To do so, you can contact the roll down shutter experts here at Rollac by calling 888-276-5522 or going online at to fill out a request form for more information.