Exterior Roller Shutters

The Different Types of Exterior Roller Shutters

On many of today's modern homes, exterior roller shutters have become popular for a variety of reasons. For some people, the shutters provide security and privacy. For others, their shutters offer protection against a hurricane or storm. Whatever the case may be, roller shutters that were once noisy, cumbersome, and eyesores are a thing of the past. 

If you're ready to equip your home with these modern marvels, our Rollac team has gathered together plenty of information about the types of exterior roller shutters, their benefits, and other important facts you need to know.

Exterior Roller Shutter Materials

Once you start looking at various types of rolling shutters for your home, you'll see they are made of many different materials. While you may not think it is a major aspect of shutter selection, the type of material they are constructed of should be an important factor when buying roller shutters.

The most common types of materials used for exterior shutters include:

  • wood
  • vinyl
  • medium-density fiberboard
  • aluminum. 

Here at Rollac, our exterior roller shutters are made of high-quality aluminum. This makes them durable, easy to maintain, attractive in their appearance, and versatile enough to be used on practically any type of home and architectural style. But perhaps most of all, our high-grade hurricane-rated shutters offer excellent protection from extreme weather.  

Types of Exterior Roller Shutters

When you decide to purchase exterior roller shutters for your home or business, your next step will be to decide which type of roller shutters you want for your outside windows. As technological and design advances have been made over recent years, you can now choose from a wide array of exterior roller shutters.

1. Manual Roller Shutters

Manual shutters are great if you want to keep your costs down and don't mind not having the ability to open and close your shutters via remote control. Connecting to a handle, you simply turn it to open or close the shutters. If you live in an area that is prone to extreme weather, you may want to choose automated roller shutters instead. Otherwise, you may find yourself outside in bad weather, trying to get your roller shutters closed.

2. Electric Roller Shutters

Though electric roller shutters tend to cost more to purchase and install than manual roller shutters, they offer convenience that cannot be matched. By just pushing a button on your remote control or downloading an app to your smartphone, you can instantly have your roller shutters opening or closing. This is a great option for people who aren't strong enough to close manual shutters or don't want to be caught outside in bad weather.

3. Built-In Roller Shutters

Built directly into the frames of windows or doors, built-in roller shutters are great if you want your shutter's components hidden from view. In fact, when the roller shutters are opened, they practically become invisible. If you have a newer home or perhaps a commercial office building, these shutters are a great choice.

4. Integrated Shutters

Combining the window and covering together, integrated shutters are functional and stylish. Also looking virtually invisible at times, these shutters differ from other types in that their box is installed on the inside of the window, while the shutter itself is installed on the outside. Depending on the size of your windows, you can expect to pay between $500-$1,000 per shutter. 

5. Exterior Roller Shutters

For most of our Rollac customers, the first choice of shutters for their homes are outdoor roller shutters. Available as electric or manual shutters, these are well-known for their strength and durability. The cost of exterior roller shutters varies depending on several factors, but they offer you security and privacy you never thought possible. Able to easily fit into any type of architectural style, they are great for both modern homes as well as ones that are much older.

6. Built-On Roller Shutters

Unlike built-in roller shutters, built-on roller shutters are attached directly to the surface of a building. Thus, this makes their rails and box visible. However, the rails and box are constructed so that they blend in naturally with the existing architecture. Adding a great look to residential and commercial properties, they are very affordable and easy to install.

7. Aluminum Shutters

If you have at one time contemplated getting window shutters for your home that were made of wood or vinyl, you'll change your mind once you learn more about aluminum shutters. Very lightweight, they are incredibly strong and made to withstand hurricane-force winds and severe impacts from flying debris during storms. They also decrease the outside noise you'll hear when inside your home, are made to help prevent break-ins, and are very resistant to rust or corrosion, meaning your initial investment will last you a very long time.  

Choosing the Right Type of Exterior Shutters

As you consider various types of exterior shutters, we here at Rollac always suggest you take a close look at what is most important to you regarding your shutter purchase. For example, are you simply interested in getting outdoor shutters that will enhance the looks of your home, or are you perhaps more interested in making sure you have shutters that will offer you protection against hurricanes and criminals?  

Also think about how much you want to spend on your exterior shutters. If you choose manual shutters, you may only spend $200-$600 per shutter. However, if you desire the convenience of motorized shutters, you may be paying $1,000 or more per shutter.  

The good news is that when you purchase your exterior roller shutters from us here at Rollac, you're always able to find exactly what you want and need for your home or business.  

Call Us Today

When you contact us here at Rollac about exterior roller shutters, you'll be getting advice from the best experts in the industry. Rather than buy from others and ultimately be disappointed, put your trust in us. When you do, you'll come away with exterior roller shutters that will be the perfect choice to meet your needs.