Exploring the Variety of Roller Shutters: Materials, Styles, and Colours

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As the world becomes increasingly conscious about safety, energy conservation, and home aesthetics, Roller Smart Roller Shutters have gained immense popularity. These ingenious devices, aside from providing high-grade security, also play a critical role in enhancing the overall appearance of a home or commercial space. The variety in terms of materials, styles, and colours can leave you astounded. In this blog, we’ll look into each of these elements in more depth.


Roller shutters come in various materials, each with its unique advantages and aesthetic appeal. Here are the most popular options:

Aluminium – Normal

Aluminium is one of the most common materials used in roller shutter production. This is because it’s robust, lightweight, and rust-resistant. It offers excellent insulation and is particularly ideal for large windows due to its structural strength.

Aluminium – Storm Shield

The storm isn’t the only thing you need protection from. Our Storm Shield Roller Shutters not only defend against fierce winds but also provide an added layer of security against unwanted intruders. Their reinforced design makes them harder to tamper with, giving you peace of mind both during stormy nights and on bright sunny days.

Since its inception our Residential Slat has consistently proved to be a high quality, robust and well accepted profile so therein provided the perfect solid platform on which to develop the “Stormshield” profile. The development and introduction of the High Density Foam (HDF) offers remarkable advantages where there is high wind or high risk. The HDF is injected into the slat profile under controlled conditions during the manufacturing roll-forming process. Stormshield is available in both restrained and non restrained options. Our HDF filled profile combined with restrained guides has been tested successfully to meet with cyclone category 3 regulations, while the HDF unrestrained provides an option with standard materials where extra strength and security is required.

Features & Benefits

  • Cat 3 cyclone rating
  • Premium insulation
  • Increased strength and security
  • Light control
  • Minimal flex
  • Available in restrained and unrestrained
  • Idea for closing in outdoor areas

Aluminium – Fire Shield

In regions where fire hazards are a recurrent concern, conventional safety measures might fall short. Fireshield Roller Shutters bridge this gap, offering a proactive approach to fire safety. When you choose Fireshield, you’re choosing unparalleled protection, advanced technology, and the Roller Smart seal of trust.

Rollashield Sentry Fireshield is ideal for residential or commercial use, particularly in areas prone to fire hazards. Manufactured to the highest standards with state-of-the-art equipment, the Sentry Fireshield profile is available in 40mm curved profile.

The Sentry Fireshield has superior strength offering increased security and performance. The overall profile appearance is clean and stylish with only a slight “V” groove line on the convex side. Available in several long-lasting and fade-resistant Interpon coatings or a natural anodized finish the Sentry Fireshield Profile can also be powder-coated in colour of your choice.

It is common knowledge that hot or burning embers entering the home during a bushfire is a major factor in the ignition of the building itself. Rollashield Sentry Fireshield Roller Shutters have been credited with saving homes from burning to the ground when other surrounding properties were not so fortunate.

The Sentry Fireshield shutter has been extensively tested by the CSIRO under severe bushfire simulated conditions and proved to be able to withstand a maximum radiant heat exposure of 40kw/m2 after 60 minutes. As no ignition or flaming was observed throughout the testing the Sentry Shutter has received a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) of 40.

Features & Benefits

  • Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) 40
  • Increased strength and security
  • Available with heavy-duty axle and bearing
  • Optional powder coating
  • Ideal for commercial applications
  • Available with restrained inserts and guides
  • Light control
  • Minimal flex

Style Options

Style is a crucial factor when choosing roller shutters. Property owners must consider the style options available to harmonise with the architectural design of the building. Here are some style options that need to be considered:

Exterior Roller Shutters

Exterior roller shutters are mounted directly to a building’s external facade, ensuring ease of installation and maintenance. These shutters not only provide protection and security but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of the property.

It’s essential to note that Roller Smart specialises exclusively in exterior roller shutters. Our commitment is to deliver unparalleled quality and service in this domain.

Manual and Electric Roller Shutters

Manual shutters are operated by hand using a crank or pull strap, while electric shutters are motorised for easy control. Some advanced electric models can even be controlled remotely or programmed to open and close at set times.

Colour Choices

Choosing the right colour for your roller shutters can significantly enhance your building’s curb appeal. Roller Smart Roller Shutters offer a wide colour palette, from traditional white and grey to bold hues like red and blue. It’s recommended to select a colour that complements your building’s exterior and aligns with your aesthetic preferences.

We offer a diverse set of roller shutters with different materials, styles, and colours available to ensure there’s something for everyone. Whether you prioritise security, energy efficiency, noise reduction, or aesthetics, we’ve got you covered. Contact our team today at Roller Smart, to learn more about our comprehensive range of roller shutters for your needs.

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