The roller shutters offered by Eko-Okna can be manipulated very conveniently with remote control. Simply press the button, and the motor installed in the roller shutter will lower or raise it as much as you decide. Instead of remote control, you can also use wall-mounted switches. To optimally reduce your investment costs, you can operate the shutters manually. A belt with a retractor or a convenient crank will do.
Using a top-mounted roller shutter is the best way to reduce expenses related to interior temperatures. When it's cold outside, a lowered roller blind will provide an extra barrier seeping out energy, which helps even the best windows. When, on the other hand, the heat is pouring from the sky, lowering the top-mounted roller blind will keep the sun out, and the air conditioning will require much less energy to create a comfortable atmosphere.
If top-mounted roller shutters are fitted at the installation stage of new windows, their box can be hidden under the insulation on both sides. It will be completely hidden in the wall. In this approach, it will not be visible on the façade, as is the case with typical external solutions. Although roller shutter boxes can nowadays be very aesthetically pleasing, it is understandable that the vision of the façade does not necessarily envisage the presence of such an element on it. With top-mounted roller shutters, this element can be eliminated.
By using top-mounted roller shutters, you can create exceptionally warm windows. It is possible due to the shutters providing additional protection from the weather and the cold. They are installed right by the window, providing direct support to it in a way that all window parameters are improved. Top-mounted roller shutters are an integral part of the window, thus gaining an advantage over window accessories, as some other solutions can be deemed.
Modern windows withstand the weather very well. However, they are always limited in this respect by the laws of physics. Therefore the resistance of each window to external factors is described by technical parameters referring to the relevant standards.
Every window can endure strong gusts of wind, driving rain and low temperatures. However, if these phenomena are sufficiently intense, this will impair the window's performance in various areas, such as thermal insulation. Using top-mounted shutters will ensure that the effects of the elements will fall on them first, and their design can handle this without any problems.
Even if the top-mounted shutters are damaged over time by elements, the damage will be done to the easy-to-replace shutter curtain. Windows, which are fixed in the wall, will not suffer.
Having such an additional barrier will enable the windows to offer homeowners all the benefits for which they were intended. What is more, a system of external top-mounted shutters will protect them from early deterioration. It can be caused by too rapid changes in the outside temperature, sudden heating or cooling of the windows, the action of mechanical factors (e.g. solid objects carried in the wind), as well as the sun itself.
The ease of control of your shutter is always an important factor in your choice. In the case of shutters offered by Eko-Okna, you get convenient and effective solutions without forgoing attractive design.
Classic control mechanisms entail using either a belt with a reel or a crank mechanism. They are operated by the user's efforts, though this does not pose even the slightest challenge to anyone. Some people prefer this option, although some may see it as unacceptable.
Such people can only imagine using motors and automatic reels for shutters. Automated top-mounted shutters are operated using a switch typically mounted on the wall near the shutter. Then, with the push of a button, the roller shutter moves to the desired position.
The remote control can be even more convenient. In this case, suitable components with internet connectivity are fitted to the shutter control mechanism. These advanced devices can be operated using a mobile application replacing a button on the wall.
Internet-controlled devices can become part of smart-home systems that make it possible to automate many tasks. A roller shutter that lowers and raises at predetermined times? It is merely the tip of the iceberg of new possibilities with top-mounted shutters.
The basic measure of the increased safety of household members associated with window covers is the RC class, i.e. the rating of the burglary protection capability of the given safeguard. Top-mounted shutters do not have an RC rating, but this does not mean that their presence does not affect the feeling of security of a household.
Unfortunately, the impact is not direct, as in the case of the more invasive shutters, which guarantees that it will take the time specified in the RC class to break through. The impact here is more psychological, effectively deterring potential intruders.
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It is no secret that a burglar will always choose a less secure target if given a choice. On the other hand, a person wishing to intrude in an affair will cool their ardour by seeing an additional barrier to be forced through. Thus, a roller shutter that is not theoretically an anti-burglary device gains some practical properties in this field.
All top-mounted shutter systems are installed during the construction of the house or when windows are replaced. This is an advantage, as there is no inconsistency of any kind between the façade and the blind structure.
Mounting in the insulation layer may trigger a red light for some builders who pay particular attention to the thermal insulation of buildings. On the surface, it may seem that placing the external shutter box in the insulation layer significantly reduces the thermal performance of the wall.
Fortunately, the designers of top-mounted shutters have anticipated this risk and counteracted it at an early stage using additional insulating materials inside the roller shutter box.
It has to be admitted that the effect is not ideal. In the case of the best wall insulation, you can see the difference with the corresponding measurements, but the additional thermal benefits for the window, including all the other benefits of having shutters, more than adequately compensate for this setback.