Thanks to technological progress, most of the owners of premises have abandoned the unaesthetic metal bars on the windows, which spoiled the appearance of building facades. They were replaced by protective shutters, which harmoniously fit into the exteriors of various buildings. The popularity of protective roller shutters is due to their solid, reliable design, excellent aesthetic appearance, and ease of use. In addition, today it is possible to order roller shutters of any color, as well as of any size. How to install roller shutters so that they last a long time?
What is the roller shutter device, what are the main structural elements? The main parts of which the roller shutters are composed is the rolled cloth, which is a strip fastened to each other – lamellas. When the roller shutters are lifted, the curtain is hidden in a special metal box and moves in a vertical plane along with the lateral guide profiles.
Roller shutters can be installed in openings in various ways that suit different operating conditions. The installation itself does not take a long time, and can be performed in a short time after the issue with the choice of the type of installation of roller shutters is resolved. Currently, there are many such types, but there are main ones, which we will consider in more detail.
There are three main types of roller shutters installation:
The most common type of installation is surface-mounted installation. It does not require the preparation of the slopes of the opening and the niche for the installation of roller shutters. The box is installed directly above the opening on the facade of the building, and the profile guides are located along the edges of the slopes. Roller shutters in the closed position are in the same plane as the facade. Surface-mounted (outdoor) installation is the most popular, simple, and quick method of installing roller shutters, which does not require a niche for a protective box. What are the features of the overhead installation method for roller shutters? It is used for already built buildings that have windows installed. This way of installing roller shutters is suitable for different types of drives. In this case, the roller shutters in the open position do not block the opening and allow the windows to be fully opened.
With the built-in installation method, the entire structure is located in a niche of a window or doorway. With this installation, roller shutters, windows, and doors must open in the opposite direction. The box is attached to the upper inner slope and the guide profile to the side slopes. This method is perfect for large windows since with this type of installation, the guides and the rear of the box partially overlap the light opening. With the built-in installation of roller shutters, as a rule, an electric drive is used, since the shaft exit point falls on the window frame or double-glazed window. The advantage of the built-in installation method is resistance to burglary.
The combined installation of roller shutters requires a special niche of the appropriate size in the upper part of the opening, into which the box is attached. The guides are attached to the slopes. A niche is created even during the design of a building or its reconstruction. As a result, the box and roller shutters do not go beyond the boundaries of the wall.
The functionality and appearance of the structure are largely determined by the quality of installation work. It is also very important to purchase high-quality roller shutters from a reliable manufacturer. In order for them to serve you for a long time, it is best to entrust the installation of roller shutters to professionals. It is necessary that all measurements, selection, and installation are carried out by specialists because only they can competently combine the design features, your wishes, and safety requirements.