A roller shutter, folding door, sectional top door, roller panel, coiling door or bi-folding door shutter is a kind of sliding door or window shutter usually consisting of several horizontal slats vertically hinged together like an accordion. The shutter is usually raised to allow opening it and then closed again. On larger doors, the act may be mechanical. In some other cases, the entire shutter moves up and down in response to gravity. This provides greater flexibility in the design of these products.
window roller shutters in canberra are used primarily to provide privacy and to control entrance and exit through the room or its exterior. These shutters are also commonly found on commercial and residential buildings in order to control natural light entering a building or its outdoor space. In addition, they are frequently used to control the entrance to pools and for decorative purposes on porches and decks. Roller shutters are also used to provide greater safety to homes by providing additional protection against intruders.
These products are made of different materials including wood, aluminum, steel, fiberglass or composite materials that are installed in the same configuration as the actual shutter. The slats of the product are made of either solid or hollow materials depending upon the application. Shutters are available in various sizes to accommodate different sized doors or windows. The roller shutters are available either with insulated panels or without them. Insulated panels provide more energy efficiency as they help to maintain the temperature of the interior during warm weather; however, they are costly and may not be sufficient for all applications.