As you have probably already gathered roller shutters come in a range of styles, materials, colours and modes of operation. The two main modes of operation are manual and electric.

Electric vs. Manual Roller Shutters

If what you want is an effective yet attractive form of home security, roller security shutters are an excellent option. There are both manual and electric forms of roller shutters, but how do you know which would work best for you? In this article we have outlined the pros and cons to help you make the best choice. For more information, continue reading.

What Are Electric Roller Shutters?

Elec550x350_e-series5tric roller shutters work with a small motor which with a push of a button, opens and closes the shutters. You can wire the motor to you electricity supply, for the most energy efficient option, it can also be connected up to solar power. Either a small remote control or a panel which is mounted somewhere in the home is how the electric roller shutters are operated.

Convenience is one of the main advantages to electric roller shutters. With only a push of a button, they can be opened or closed exactly as you please. The roller shutters can also be fitted with sensors which will raise or lower the shutter automatically depending on the weather conditions outside or the time of the day. If the electric roller shutters are made of high quality materials, they are surprisingly low maintenance.

The one thing that you should consider is that, the installation of electric rollers is more expensive when compared to that of manual roller shutters, this is because of the extra components that are needed as well as the additional time that is needed to complete installation.

What Are Manual Roller Shutters?

The shutters that you open and close yourself are called manual roller shutters, this is done with that use of a mechanism like a winder. Their popularity is mainly due to the fact that as far as roller shutters are concerned, this is the most cost effective one to have installed. You can fit a manual roller shutter to doors as well as windows, the winder is a crank that is found on the inside of either the door or window making it easy to access.

The one to to take into consideration with manual roller shutters is that you will have to physically go to each door and window on a daily basis and manually wind the shutter to the level that you want it opened or closed. If they need adjustment throughout the day, each door and window will have to be manually adjusted, this a time consuming task. Although a manual roller shutter is reliable, in order for them to operate at optimal levels, they require more maintenance.

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