Types of aluminium shutters
South Africa receives ample sunshine each year which makes a home or building feel hot during the summer months. By installing aluminium shutters, the sun can be kept out of the building during the day without compromising fresh air circulation while they can also protect doors, windows, and consequently, furniture from the direct sunlight. By keeping out the sun, the interior space remains cool aiding in reducing your energy usage. They also help keep the rain out while allowing some air in for ventilation.
Besides the weather control advantages that the aluminium shutters offer, they can also add an extra layer of security to your home or building as well as help protect your privacy. Shutters can be locked while at the same time allow for ventilation and certain visibility depending on the type of louvres one chooses. An intruder would be discouraged to target a home with securely locked shutters as it would take longer to force entry. Intruders do not want to draw attention to their activities and would require power tools to cut through the locked aluminium shutters.
Aluminium is strong and durable and has one of the greatest strength to weight ratios of any material. As Aluminium shutters are lightweight yet strong, the integrity of the windows and doors remains intact once shutters have been placed as the aluminium retains its strength indefinitely.
Additionally, shutters can add to the aesthetical character of a home or building enhancing the overall design. Grecolines aluminium shutters can be bespoke according to the customer’s preferred colour, size, or style and can be also integrated with an insect screen so bugs can be kept out of your home while allowing air in.
Our aluminium shutters are powder coated and can withstand harsh weather conditions such as wind and rain without deteriorating or corroding and require a limited amount of maintenance.