Residential roll shutters have gained
in popularity in recent years and for good reason. Peka Roll shutters
can solve many problems that windows and doors present, ranging
from security to thermal protection and everything in between.
Best of all, roll shutters provide ALL of the below benefits,
regardless of your primary need. This can have surprisingly positive
results. Many customers that purchase roll shutters for security
tell us how much of a difference the roll shutters make on their
energy bill. Similarly, we often hear from shift workers that
even though they purchased the roll shutter to cut out unwanted
light, they were very happy with the reduction in noise as well.
Roll shutters truly are a new solution to old problems.
- Thermal protection
is becoming more important as energy bills continue to rise.
Depending on the direction of your windows or doors, you may
be experiencing extreme heat in the summer or extreme cold in
the winter. Often, air conditioning cannot keep up with the
heat of the summer's sun, possibly causing your home to become
quite uncomfortable. In the winter, your furnace may not be
able to keep up with the loss of warm air through windows and
doors. Thankfully, Peka Rollshutters can help you in all seasons,
providing you with a means of effectively blocking some of the
heat or cold transfer through windows and doors. Our insulated
aluminum curtains are the first barrier of defense, followed
by the air space between the roll shutter and window. This air
space, in conjunction with the window, can dramatically protect
your home from thermal transfer, often seriously decreasing
or even eliminating your need for air conditioning in the summer
and dramatically decreasing your furnace activity during colder
seasons. Often, the protection of a roll shutter can effectively
TRIPLE the R-value of your window. That is protection that saves
you money and allows you to comfortably enjoy your home in all
- Wind and Hail
protection is a very common application for Peka
Rollshutters. Glass breakage due to hail can lead to many headaches,
from the actual
glass breakage to the ensuing water damage. In Southern Alberta,
seen winds in excess of 150 km/hr and needless to say, these
winds can wreak havoc
on a window. Customers would complain of their windows "bending"
wind or flying debris actually breaking the glass. With their
Rollshutters, our customers can now sleep comfortably knowing
that their windows are
protected. Also, because the roll shutter curtains flex with
the wind and because of the weather stripping in our curtain
guide rails, wind rattle noise is kept to a minimum.
- Light is
a problem that can present itself in different ways. For shift
workers, trying to sleep during the day can be difficult, even
with "black-out blinds". These "black-out blinds"
also often prove to be ineffective for home theatres or even
just to block out your standard streetlights at night. Peka
Rollshutters will provide you with the effect that you want,
that is, total darkness. Because roll shutters are custom fit
around your window or door, we can block light at the edges
of your window or door, a space that "black-out blinds"
often cannot. We are the favorite choice of many shift workers,
emergency personnel, home theatre aficionados, and every person
who likes to or needs to sleep in actual darkness. Nothing compares
to the darkness provided by a Peka Rollshutter
is a problem closely related to light. Living on a busy street
often creates problems both with unwanted light from street
lamps but also unwanted traffic noise. We commonly hear from
people that they never knew how noisy their neighborhood was
until their new Peka Rollshutter cut out a lot of the unwanted
noise. This noise pollution can prove to be a real hindrance,
especially when trying to sleep or otherwise enjoy your home.
With the installation of a new Peka Rollshutter, you can live
in your home in the peace and quiet that you expect and deserve.
is something that everybody wants. Normal blinds might be able
to give you some privacy but only Peka Rollshutters can give
you ultimate privacy. With roll shutters in place, nobody will
even know that you are home. What better way to deny door-to-door
salespersons or the prying eyes of neighbors than to completely
block all visibility inside your home?
is a problem that many products have tried to address. Alarms
don't actually provide a barrier though, and security bars can
be quite unsightly and they are permanent. Peka Rollshutters
can provide a superior security solution. By both blocking visibility
inside your home and blocking access to the glass or locking
mechanisms of doors or windows, you are helping to prevent both
vandalism and break-in attempts. For more on the security aspects
of Peka Rollshutters, have a look at our Security