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Why are Roller Shutter Doors better than standard doors?

Commercial security shutters

Roller shutters have a number of advantages when compared to standard doors.

Rolling doors provide maximum protection for retailers both during and after working hours.

In the past, shop owners were reluctant to install shutter doors as they were less attractive than traditional doors; however modern rolling doors are available in a range of attractive finishes so you can now benefit from additional security and insulation whilst still retaining an appealing storefront.

Today’s rolling shutters are available in stunning wood effects; including cherry, oak and mahogany, and some are even transparent! Polycarbonate shutters let in more than 80 percent of natural light, and are great if you want increased security whilst still allowing customers to view your merchandise.

There are a number of reasons why roller shutter doors are preferable to standard doors:

  • The main advantage of installing rolling shutter doors is security. Steel or aluminium doors are strong, but lightweight, and are available in both manual and motorised varieties. Made from steel or aluminium, shutter doors protect your property from theft and vandalism, and some are certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) as they meet security and fire protection standards based on quality audits and regular testing.
  • Fire rated doors offer protection for both your staff and customers. Required by regulation in some industries, fire rated shutters prevent fires from spreading by creating secure compartments within buildings. Fire shutter doors can be used internally or externally and can withstand temperatures of up to 1200° C. They are usually controlled from a central point as they are linked to a security system. 
  • Rolling shutter doors are filled with insulating materials and prevent heat loss; which is invaluable in factories or warehouses that have large, open entrances and loading bays. This extra insulation creates a sound barrier, controls draughts and reduces the cost of heating bills.