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How to Reduce Noise Pollution and Heat Loss in the Home with Roller Shutters

Roller shutters are most commonly used to provide protection against intrusion, but lesser known benefits of roller shutters provide just as much — if not more — reasons to purchase for your home. This article is going to look at these extra benefits of roller shutters — specifically their ability to reduce noise pollution and heat loss.

Reducing noise pollution

There’s nothing better than unwinding after a long, tiring day, which is why your home should be a place of relaxation and comfort. But returning home to a noisy environment can increase stress levels and negatively affect mental health.

Investing in roller shutters will help to create a serene environment, in which external noise is greatly reduced. This is achieved by the thick steel exterior, which acts as a barrier against loud outdoor noise.

Our roller shutters are particularly effective at reducing noise, due to our bespoke fitting option. This service includes a free home visit and measuring service that allows us to then create and fit your roller shutters to the exact specification of your windows. This unrivalled level of accuracy denies the opportunity for sound to enter through small gaps, allowing you to enjoy some peace and quiet in your own home.

  • Noise reduction: insulated roller doors help eliminate noise pollution, both from the outside world into your premises, and from your premises to the outside. This is hugely beneficial if your property is located in a domestic environment as it creates a quiet, focused work environment and prevents neighbours being disturbed by the sounds of your work taking place.

Reducing heat loss

Cost is often a major factor in a person’s consideration when purchasing roller shutters. What most people fail to consider, however, is that the insulating properties of roller shutters can actually save them money in the long run. This is because we offer roller shutters that contain polyurethane — a proven material for effective insulation. Installing insulated roller shutters on your windows adds an extra layer to your home that stops the warm air from escaping and cold air from entering. This reduces the need to whack on the central heating in the colder months, ultimately saving you money on your energy bill.

This insulation feature is even more effective when purchasing from Safe & Secure. Once again, our made-to-measure services boosts the effectiveness of our shutters’ insulating ability, due to the pinpoint accurate fit our experts meticulously provide when fitting the shutters to your window. An accurate fit means no gaps — and no gaps means better heat preservation.

  • Draught prevention: your roller shutters will come with brushes and rubber seals fitted along the base which not only adds to the insulation and noise reduction qualities of the door but also prevents draughts from sneaking under the door and causing a chill.


Of course, it’s worth noting that even if you choose to purchase our roller shutters for alternative reasons, the installation of our products will still provide high-quality security as an added bonus. The robust steel we use in our roller shutters is practically impenetrable, and with the huge range of colours we offer, will look fantastic too.

  • Roller shutters: in particular, provide a sturdy and formidable entrance with no obvious weak points for potential thieves. This greatly increases the security of your premises from theft and criminal damage.

  • Protection from debris/bugs: The rubber sealants will also prevent any debris from being blown under the door, and stops insects from finding their way inside, helping to keep your business a clean and hygienic environment.

Would businesses benefit from insulated roller shutters?

Yes. Insulated roller shutters are very useful for a wide variety of businesses, but it is typically larger establishments that rely heavily on heating to keep their premises warm for comfort levels, or those that require their workplace to maintain a certain temperature for production purposes that really benefit from insulated roller doors, such as:

  • Warehouses
  • Retail units
  • Garages
  • Factories

In order to maximise profit margins, businesses must look for ways to cut their outgoing costs. One way to do this is by lowering your energy bills, but it is important not to compromise your staff’s comfort in the process. Insulated roller shutters are a great solution, helping to keep your premises at a comfortable temperature while also lowering your energy bills.


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