When it comes to improving your property's security, little does the job as effectively as a good old lock system. Whether protecting your home or business, sturdy security rolling shutter installation will limit the access to your space to those permitted to enter. General security screens are window and door coverings that use robust horizontal slats to block or clear access into a building.
1. Increased Break-in Protection
General security rolling shutters are practically impossible to remove or pull away without a great deal of force, expertise and noise. This not only makes them a strong physical deterrent but also a visual one in their ‘covering’ of the possessions that may or may not be present behind them. At Windsor Door Sales, our general security screens are installed in a manner that ensures screws aren’t visible once the shutters are down, making them both aesthetically pleasing and impenetrable.
2. Fire Protection
If your business features a kitchen opening located on a fire escape route, you will need general security rolling shutters. A building control officer will be tasked with ensuring the shutters are appropriately installed before you can earn your operating license. The metals used for the shutters’ laths do not melt or heat with high temperatures; therefore, they can safely stand as a protective barrier to fire on either side of the screens.
3. Temperature Insulation
Both aluminum and steel have insulation properties because their chemical structure does not allow for outside temperature absorption.
4. Noise Cancellation
General security rolling shutters provide acoustic treatment by blocking outside sound waves from entering the space they cover. Therefore, these screens are ideal for garages — through which street noise often enters a home or office — and bedroom windows.
5. Sun Protection
Unlike curtains, general security rolling shutters block out UV rays and the harsh sunlight that may come with them. If you are storing possessions such as clothes, furniture, or antiques in your garage, you’ll want them to have sun protection. The shutter screens will blackout the light, which may otherwise damage them in the long run and lead to the premature aging of your prized items or product stocks.
What COVID-19 Means for Your Home Security
The disruption caused by global pandemic may likely lead to decreased home security. In the past, global recessions have often been synonymous with increased crime. With burglaries and forced entries potentially being on the rise next year, you may need to be prepared for the worst. This means protecting your home or business with security installations proven to decrease the ease of entry.
The social distancing measures adopted and encouraged by most adults and companies also mean that an increasing number of people will be working from home. For your children, this may mean zoom classes. This isolation can compromise your sense of privacy, particularly as potential idleness may increase the likelihood of neighbors peeping into your space. To protect your peace and comfort, you may want to use this time to invest in new general security screens or a garage door repair.
Garage Door Repair or New Screen Purchase: Understanding What Your Property Needs
Few people realize that a garage door repair is a much cheaper solution than a new purchase. Others are skeptical that the repair work will add as much value to their home as investing in a new door or screen installation. However, getting a repair is both relatively cheaper and, depending on your initial installation's quality, can extend your door's lifespan for several years.
Here are a few signs you should look into a garage door repair:
If the damage is minimal, your garage door could be repaired at a low rate. However, if it leads to considerably higher energy bills because the door takes too long to deploy or doesn’t insulate your property enough in the winter, you may need to install a new model.