Benefits

benefitsWhen considering Rolling Shutters, you may have only one use in mind. However, the many additional benefits of rolling shutters should be considered in the purchase price. The cost of rolling shutters is similar to quality windows, patio doors, plantation shutters (inside wood shutters), and quality drapery. Consider all the benefits and you’ll find that Rolling Shutters are NOT that expensive.

Installation:
ChicagOne or one of it’s authorized technicians will complete all installations in a professional and timely manner. Self installation is another option for do-it-yourselfers.

Cost:
Rolling Shutters are custom fit to the openings on your home or business. The cost of shutters can be affected by a variety of things which might include:

  • Choice of slat material PVC, aluminum, extruded
  • Choice of openers- manual, or electric
  • Difficulty of installation wood siding vs. brick, first or second story opening
  • Travel time to your installation
  • Installation by ChicagOne or self-installation

To give you an idea of what you might expect to spend on a shutter, the cost of a 6-foot patio door can begin at approximately $000 and go up depending on the factors listed above. Our product is custom fit to your individual opening.

Rolling Window shutters have been popular in Europe and among the hurricane-prone regions of the United States for many years. Now, with more concern about security, energy savings, tornado protection and privacy with today’s smaller lots, they are becoming very popular throughout the United States.

Installing rolling shutters saves money in several ways. We can provide slats with foam insulation, create an insulating dead air space outside your window to lower cooling and heating costs. Slits between the slats provide natural light without sacrificing security and privacy.

Rolling shutters are a sophisticated security system for windows, doors and other exterior openings. They are customized to fit any application size and thus provide an effective burglary deterrent when completely closed. The shutter system can even be integrated into an alarm system. Especially in coastal areas, the popularity of security rolling shutters is increasing due to their ability of withstanding hurricane force winds and flying debris. Recently implemented building codes within coastal areas require shutters to pass stringent standardized impact tests.

 

Keeps out the sun

The sun lets in 1200-1400 BTU per square foot per day. Rolling Shutters save both on electric bills and the wear and tear on your air conditioner. New homes could use a smaller air conditioning unit if rolling shutters are installed.

Keeps homes warmer in winter

Shutters double the insulating value of thermo-pane windows. One square foot of glass lets in as much cold as 10 square feet of a well insulated wall. This means if a building has windows which make up 10% of the total wall area, the small window area allows more cold in than the rest of the walls. Shutters reduce the heat loss from windows by up to 50%.

Eliminates air leakage around window frames

Shutters keep cold air from leaking in around the window frames. Air leakage can be a larger factor than the “R” value of the window itself.

Provides Security

Thieves look for an easy and fast way in and out of a building. Shutters are not something they want to deal with. Shutters provide security from intruders without the “What are they trying to hide” statement that security bars seem to make. Shutters also can be opened in the event of a fire, unlike security bars.

Hail protection of glass and inside furnishings

We have seen many examples of Rolling Shutters which have protected window glass in the last several years. Tennis ball-sized hail with high winds have broken slat, but in no case was the glass damaged. Can you imagine what destruction happens when all the glass is broken out of a building and the inconvenience that follows?

Cut out glare and bright sunlight

Shutters are used in place of awnings. With the shutter partly down, you have an excellent view without the glare from the sky. Another glare problem is viewing television or computer screens near an uncovered window. This problem alone has been the primary reason for shutters on some homes.

Provides day sleeping environment

Rolling shutters cut out 1/2 the noise from traffic, storms, etc.

Cut out glare and bright sunlight

The combination of light and sound control make rolling shutters an excellent product for day sleepers or naps.

Replaces drapery

Many homes are built to take advantage of the view. Rolling shutters allow a clear view when weather conditions allow. Many homeowners would rather not have drapes or other inside window treatment which obstructs the view. Other homeowners like to have an attractive
window treatment. Rolling shutters allow any type of inside treatment desired with the rolling
shutters providing the privacy and energy savings that heavy drapes are supposed to provide.

Prevents fading of fabric

Rolling shutters provide protection from the sun’s rays on drapes, carpets, and furniture.

Protects windows from golf courses

Many shutter installations have been made on homes next to golf courses. Homes in this area are vulnerable to broken glass due to stray golf balls and benefit greatly from the window protection that rolling shutters offer.

Keeps windows cleaner

Rolling shutters have two benefits which normally go unrecognized. Using rolling shutters keeps windows cleaner and also keeps the glass from being pitted by blowing sand and dirt.

Stops condensation on glass

On many windows and patio doors, water vapor condenses on the glass and runs down on the wood trim and floors. This causes discoloring of the wood and rotting of the floor. When rolling shutters are used, the temperature of the glass is higher and moisture does not condense.

Can be used as counter top doors

Rolling shutters are an attractive and lower cost alternative to expensive metal doors used on parts service counters, kitchen serving windows in schools and churches, ticket windows, and concession stands.

Protects skylights

Rolling shutters are used both inside or outside of skylights to protect them from hail or to block the sun’s heat . Special push down and pull down spring power units are available to move shutters on low pitched skylight.