Garage roller shutters – operation, advantages and disadvantages
Compactness and convenience are far from all the advantages of garage roller shutters over conventional swing gates. They have become popular largely due to high technical and operational characteristics, as well as a variety of designs.
Garage roller shutters look more modern and aesthetically pleasing. You can give preference to steel or aluminum models on mechanical or automatic control.
Operation of garage roller shutters
Various shapes, sizes, colors of designs are provided on the market. Garage roller shutters are cheaper than sectional doors. The mechanism of their work is to wind the lamellas on the shaft. Thanks to this technology, nothing interferes with the entry / exit of the car.
It is convenient to operate garage rollers in winter, because you do not need to clear the additional space from the snow before the gate in order to open them. Structures made of high quality material have good thermal insulation characteristics.
Advantages and disadvantages of garage roller shutters
They have more than enough benefits. We note the most significant:
• acceptable price;
• ease of installation;
• installation in the opening of any type;
• variety of models;
• easy transportation.
However, these designs also have their drawbacks. Firstly, a lower rate of noise and heat insulation compared to sectional doors.
Secondly, the location of the box on top limits the possibility of using them as entrances to the yard.
Thirdly, when choosing garage shutters, you have to make a choice between burglary resistance and thermal insulation. Often, profiles with foam filler are used to increase energy saving in the manufacture. But they cannot guarantee a high degree of protection against hacking.
More durable are aluminum extruded and steel profiles. However, they do not differ in a high rate of thermal insulation. Sectional doors in this regard have the best characteristics, since they can provide both thermoregulation and high burglary resistance at a high level.
Types of garage roller shutter control
For convenience, it is better to use an automatic control system. In this case, they will be able to open and close using a special remote control or button. The mechanical system is less convenient, but not so whimsical. In the event of a power failure, you can easily open the roller shutter yourself.
You can order garage shutters in Kyiv at the most affordable prices on the website of the VSV-Group company.