Adaptive roller shutters

Adaptive roller shutters are a versatile solution that will work on virtually any window. It is not only a convenient way to protect yourself from unwanted stares and excess sunlight. In winter, a roller shutter will prevent heat loss, protect against burglary, improve the appearance of the house and even extend the life of the windows. The wide selection of beautifully designed roller shutters means that it will be easy to choose the perfect solution to embellish any façade.

Anti-burglary adaptive roller shutters

All joinery elements can have anti-burglary protection. Some limited measures appear in most products. More often than not, however, it is insufficient to provide dependable safety. A better alternative to purchasing burglar-proof steel windows would be to fit your home with RC-rated adaptive roller shutters.

The RC rating system refers to the effort required to break through the anti-burglary barrier and the time it will take. The lowest class, RC1, means using your muscle power without any tools, such as kicking, would suffice. RC6, the highest rating, stands for resistance to the most sophisticated tools featured sometimes in bank robbery movies.

In practice, adaptive roller shutters are most often rated RC2 or RC3. Class RC2 means that an attacker will need a few minutes and simple tools, such as a screwdriver, to damage the cover enough to get through.

Class RC3, which is considered decent home security, already means at least five minutes of security, even if the burglar uses a crowbar. This is a lot, as you have to factor in that an attempted break-in is highly visible and causes a lot of noise.

A typical burglar will refrain from approaching a house equipped with a roller shutter with an RC2/3 anti-burglary rating. It is also worth noting that the break-in time is estimated for people who know what they are doing. The average person without technical knowledge may not defeat a burglar-proof roller shutter at all.

Warm filling of the curtain – choose external adaptive roller shutters

An essential element to pay attention to when choosing roller shutter covers, including adaptive roller shutters, is the filling of their curtain. Aluminium, i.e. the metal from which the shutter curtain is typically made, is a material with relatively high thermal conductivity, which must be reduced.

In practical terms, thermal conductivity is the amount of heat lost through the surface of the roller shutter curtain. The higher it is, the more energy will escape and the more you will have to pay for heating. Good windows, such as multi-chambered PVC windows, aluminium windows or warm wooden windows made of meranti, are efficient insulators already. However, the additional gains offered by adaptive roller shutters are not worth overlooking.

There are many appropriate solutions to the issue of protecting against heat loss and blocking noise at the same time. The most commonly used approach is polyurethane foam.

At this point, it should be noted that if the curtains are made of PVC, no filling is needed. The chambered construction known from windows made of this material is sufficient.

Both of these options are excellent. With other solutions, it is worth checking their thermal transmission parameters. The value of the Uw coefficient is always included in the technical documentation of every system.

Attractive façade element thanks to adaptive roller shutters

As surface-mounted roller shutters, adaptive roller shutters are created with the proper appearance in mind. The engineers know they are confronted with something that will be a conspicuous element of the façade, so they ensure it looks adequate.

When browsing through Eko-Okna's range of window coverings, it is easy to notice that they all feature a compelling design. In the case of adaptive roller shutters, this includes the curtain itself and its box, as the latter will not be embedded in the wall.

In particular, various curved shapes of the boxes are popular, which also has a bearing on their durability. This is also not without impact on the operation of the roller shutter, which requires a suitable inspection flap giving access to the mechanism.

When to install adaptive roller shutters?

The main characteristic of adaptive roller shutters is that they are a solution for finished buildings. This can be an advantage for people who already have finished houses. In reality, it is simply a feature. Some roller shutters need to be mounted early in construction, and others perform best when installed at the end.

In the case of adaptive roller shutters, the installation does not need to happen when the building is already in use. However, this is a strongly recommended option, as the system has been designed for such use. There is a risk that installation will not be carried out correctly if the building is not yet completed.

In practice, this does not present any difficulties. If you do not yet live in the house or use the building for other purposes, you do not need an external roller shutter system. It will only start performing its function once the residents have arrived. Postponing the installation of the adaptive roller shutters until the very end of the works is a good solution that does not incur any costs.The full power of possibilities with Eko-Okna S.A.

Eko-Okna S.A. is a renowned manufacturer of adaptive roller shutters and other window covers that produces doors and windows. To discover all the advantages of external roller shutters and other window covers manufactured at our plant in Kornice, it is worth familiarising oneself also with:

Eko-Okna S.A.
Kornice, ul. Spacerowa 4
47-480 Pietrowice Wielkie
NIP: 6391813241, KRS: 0000586067

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