The Best Roller Shutter Suppliers in Canberra

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Australian Outdoor Living Roller Shutters

Australian Outdoor Living’s premium quality shutters are made from highly durable aluminium and are CSIRO Fire Rated, making them one of Canberra’s most recommended roller shutter suppliers. Photo: Australian Outdoor Living.

Perhaps you are looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home in Watson? Maybe you are bolstering fire protection for your place in Higgins? Or quite possibly wanting to secure your seasonal rental in Deakin? Whatever the reason, roller shutters are a fantastic home improvement option with loads of benefits beyond just looking great.

The best roller shutters effectively protect your home from the elements – be it sun, rain, fire, or wind. They also are a handy criminal deterrent, adding a barrier between the insides of a home from out. This barrier even helps to minimise noise, as well as improving privacy.

Ultimately, the best roller shutters will save you money in the long run. Improved insulation allows for more efficient use of heating or cooling – keeping things warm in winter, and cool in summer. Professionally supplied and installed roller shutters are most certainly the way to go, though where do you find the best in Canberra? Read on to find out.

What makes a great roller shutter supplier?

One’s home sure is one’s castle; and adding considered improvements not only makes it more liveable but cost efficient too. The best roller shutter suppliers easily blend form with function, serving up stylish options that improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Finding the right roller shutter supplier can be tedious, fortunately we have some helpful hints to expedite this process and have you rolling those shutters in no time!

  • Diverse range. With a myriad of roller shutter options available on the market opt for a supplier with a diverse product range. An understanding of what is available will go some way to narrowing down the list of options. Look for suppliers who carry both manual and automated ranges, in quality materials, and in a broad spectrum of colours. After all, you want them to look good too!
  • Attentive servicing. Custom products such as roller shutters should also come with custom servicing. Look for suppliers who treat each enquiry with the same level of professionalism they would with regular clientele. Personalised service, obligation free home consultations, and itemised pricing all help to make the process seamless and stress free.
  • Scientific endorsements. Assurance of quality is second to none when backed by some well earned scientific endorsements. Seek out suppliers who stock high calibre roller shutters standing head and shoulders above the rest. Look for those which have been CSIRO rated for the highest performance against elements like fire and wind. Also consider those which are made from durable materials, that are thicker in depth, contain specific insulating components, and quality external finishes. Covering off these bases will help to ensure you get the best that you can afford.
  • Quality installation. Even the best roller shutters can be ineffective when installed poorly. Considering the value of your investment, seek a supplier with credentials in installation. Whilst a trade license is not required to fit roller shutters, those which require electrical work will require the services of a licensed electrician. Be sure to verify that your supplier also holds appropriate insurances such as public liability.
  • Warranties and after care. The best roller shutter suppliers will offer warranties on both product and installation. The length of warranty does vary, so be sure to enquire with each supplier to understand your rights. Also seek suppliers who offer comprehensive after care. Repair and maintenance services will come in handy should the need to troubleshoot arise.

The best roller shutter suppliers in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Australian Outdoor Living ACT

Australian Outdoor Living ACT

First opening its doors in 2014, Australian Outdoor Living ACT is a part of the highly regarded Australian Outdoor Living group servicing over 100,000 satisfied customers nationally – and counting!

From humble beginnings Australian Outdoor Living has grown to be the market leader in outdoor home improvements. The business has focused on making the great Australian dream a reality by setting new standards of innovation and excellence in outdoor living solutions.

With this backing, it comes as no surprise that Australian Outdoor Living ACT are the front runner when roller shutters are concerned. Their range of roller shutters are proudly Australian made, CSIRO fire-rated, and offer excellent temperature, noise, and light control.

Quality is the name of the game. Australian Outdoor Living ACT boasts a superior range of roller shutters well ahead of most offered in market. Their roller shutters are built to an impressive 8mm thickness, with each section containing polyurethane insulation, effectively retaining internal temperatures within the home.

As for control, Australian Outdoor Living ACT offer both manual and automated roller shutter solutions. Their manual strap winder is the most popular well suited to double brick properties, while the manual strap coiler is perfect for small windows. Automated options include switch or remote controls ensuring ease of use, and all the convenience that modern technology offers.

At Australian Outdoor Living ACT, you can shop with confidence knowing that this product range was purpose built for local conditions. For the best in affordable, effortless, luxury look no further than Australian Outdoor Living ACT.

Sojan Chennathu left this glowing review on Google, Congratulations on a job well done! The quality, perfection and professionalism are amazing. We are fortunate to be able to witness the great work amongst an industry expert such as you. All the best.”

36 John Bull Street
Queanbeyan West ACT 2620

Canberra Shutters

Canberra Shutters are a locally run small business, with owner and installer Steve Timbrell personally attending to clients in the comfort of their home.

With over twenty years experience in the manufacture and installation of shutters; end to end quality is a hallmark of their offering. Options include manual, remote, or electrically controlled roller shutters.

Joanne McAskill shared her wonderful experience with Canberra Shutters on Google, Steve came on time to give an initial quote and home visit that was informative and on point. The shutters came on time and they look fantastic! I am so happy and have no hesitation in recommending Canberra Shutters.”

The Blind Man Company

The Blind Man Company are a family owned and operated local business who have been serving Canberra and surrounds for over twenty five years.

Their experienced team are well equipped to guide you through their range of premium motorised aluminum roller shutters, ensuring the right solution for your individual needs.

Belinda Ranse shared her experience with The Blind Man Company on Google, “Great products, great service, great staff. Highly recommend.. no job too big or too small for these guys. Big thumbs up from us.”

Watson Blinds and Awnings

With over fifty years and counting Watson Blinds and Awnings have fitted over 67,000 homes in the Canberra region with gorgeous window dressings both inside and out.

Watson Blinds and Awnings supply quality roller shutters in a range of colours to suit any home. With up to ten years warranty, these roller shutters are Australian made and well suited to Canberra’s climate.

Keira Taylor shared this great review of Watson Blinds on Google, Highly highly recommended. Fantastic customer service. Measure and quote was fabulous. Production and installation time was well within estimated time frame. Excellent quality product.”

The Blind Shop

Locally owned and operated, The Blind Shop have been fitting out windows in Canberra for over twenty years.

The Blind Shop’s roller shutters are supplied by Australia’s leading manufacturers and come with extensive warranties. Both manual and automatic options are available in a range colours to suit your home.

Mary O’Kane shared this review of The Blind Shop on Google, Friendly and professional service and a local business, would highly recommend The Blind Shop.”

If you’re looking for more information on roller shutter suppliers in Canberra, you might like our article on the best outdoor blinds and awnings, or for indoor window dressings check out our article on the best curtains Canberra has to offer.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for more information on updating the aesthetic of your garden and backyard, our articles on the best turf and artificial grass suppliers and the best landscapers from around Canberra may be helpful.

Your experience with roller shutter suppliers in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the roller shutter suppliers listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do roller shutters cost?
The cost per roller shutter will depend on the size, material, quality, and operation of the fixture. A small manually operated roller shutter can start from around $350; while a larger electrically operated version can start from about $1000.
What materials are roller shutters made of?
Roller shutters are generally comprised of three core constructs: PVC, aluminium, and steel - each with their own benefits.
Consult your supplier for further detail to ensure your selection is fit for purpose.
Do roller shutters insulate?
In short yes. Thermally insulated shutters are particularly effective when it comes to retaining internal temperatures within the home. There are reports of roller shutters preventing heat loss through windows by as much as 90 percent. They also provide additional sound insulating properties, with some reports suggesting that roller shutters reduce the transmission of noise by up to 50 percent.
What is the difference between an on wall and in reveal installation?
On wall installations generally have the box fixed externally above the window with guide channels placed on the walls along the window sides. In reveal installations tend to see the box and guide channels fixed within the window opening, making it visible from the inside of the home.
Do roller shutters need servicing?
Whilst roller shutters are generally low maintenance, bi-annual cleaning is advised to ensure they remain in optimum condition. Cleaning with mild detergent and water will do the trick for most rollers, though it is best to consult your supplier for correct advice.

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Southerly_views Southerly_views 6:31 pm 15 Jun 17

We have a number of solutions around our house depending on the orientation.
The house is on the western side of a hill and in the last 2-3 hours of the day in summer the solar rays arrive horizontally and at an angle to the windows. Roller vinyl awnings or fabric sunshades would only work for these windows if they unrolled completely flat with the wall.

Our single glazed windows facing north or east have internal polyvinyl shutters which work extremely well by keeping the sun out in summer and the heat in during winter. In summer you can have both shading and ventilation together. Our shutters were expensive ($700) when we bought them 17 years ago but still look like new – very pleased with them.

On the western side we replaced sliding doors with double glazed doors just before fitting a gazebo roof. The new doors had no e-coatings and made little difference to the intensity of the blazing western summer sun. Once the roof was installed and the doors were shaded there was no further problem – again, a good result.

Our western windows needed external roller shutters or awnings; both solutions $1200+ but roller shutters will always remain a good summer/winter solution. Winds/weather/time ruin vinyl or fabric awnings so we imported aluminium Bermuda shutters from the US via a local supplier for below $1000 fitted. Bermuda’s are hinged at the top and held up/open with adjustable struts in winter. The blades are also adjustable; they can be angled/closed for summer or in winter the shutter is raised up and the lockable blades set to horizontal so you look straight through – great solution. The only disadvantage is replacing flyscreens with internal magnetic versions.

Our entire non-AC house now remains 12-15 degrees cooler than outside in summer.

Masquara Masquara 8:19 pm 04 Sep 16

rommeldog56 said :

Thanks for comments. Exactly my problem. 3 bedrooms facing northwest. I thought that awnings would be best/cheapest solution so will focus on that.

Tried quotes for double glazing – far, far too expensive for me Im afraid.

I have honeycomb blinds and very heavy lined curtains with good pelmets, as well as awnings. My double-brick house gets belted by the afternoon sun in summer. The internal protection really helps – in fact I often find I can’t be bothered lowering the awnings. Motorised awnings are probably a good idea if you are as lazy as I am. Remember though that the walls themselves store and transmit a helluva lot of heat, and windows aren’t the only culprits. Robust creepers (ones that won’t wreck your eaves) running up the walls could be worth considering.

rommeldog56 rommeldog56 9:44 am 03 Sep 16

Rollersk8r said :

Our old ex-govvie used to be belted by the late afternoon sun in summer. Found the retractable awnings to be very effective. We got them in a solid colour that matched the guttering. It used to get so hot inside that chocolate would melt inside the the pantry – but no longer a problem after the awnings were installed. We went through Watsons Blinds, who I am sure weren’t the cheapest – but they did stacks of jobs for us that we were very happy with as first time home owners.

Thanks for comments. Exactly my problem. 3 bedrooms facing northwest. I thought that awnings would be best/cheapest solution so will focus on that. Tried quotes for double glazing – far, far too expensive for me Im afraid.

rommeldog56 rommeldog56 9:41 am 03 Sep 16

theword said :

Our motorized awning broke earlier in the year.

Im also thinking about forking out the extra $ to get motorised awnings. But am worried about reliability and then, repairs. How have your found your motorised ones for longevity of the motor/mechanism and reliability ???

theword theword 9:02 am 03 Sep 16

TuggLife said :

One of our roller shutters broke earlier this year (I think the drive belt/chain is gone) and we can’t get someone out to repair it for love nor money. Most places will only service ones they’ve installed as the parts aren’t interchangeable. Our only option seems to be replacement, but at around $1000-1500 a window, it’s going to have to wait a bit.

Our motorized awning broke earlier in the year. We thought we would have to replace it however someone suggested we give Amazing Clean in Fyshwick a call. They were great, came out, replaced a part and got it working again. I’m not sure if they do roller shutters. If they don’t I’m sure they could give you a couple of recommendations.

TuggLife TuggLife 10:35 pm 02 Sep 16

dungfungus said :

Ring these people: http://www.rollershutterrescue.com.au/spare-parts/

They should have the parts and they will probably guide you on how to repair it yourself.

Thanks for that, I’ll contact them.

Rollersk8r Rollersk8r 1:45 pm 02 Sep 16

Our old ex-govvie used to be belted by the late afternoon sun in summer. Found the retractable awnings to be very effective. We got them in a solid colour that matched the guttering. It used to get so hot inside that chocolate would melt inside the the pantry – but no longer a problem after the awnings were installed. We went through Watsons Blinds, who I am sure weren’t the cheapest – but they did stacks of jobs for us that we were very happy with as first time home owners.

Personally, I just don’t get roller shutters. Aside from the imminent apocalypse, why do you need to literally lock down your windows and block out all light? I used to drive by a very plain looking house in Kaleen every day – and I never once saw the roller shutters open, day or night. Who could live like that? And what on Earth goes on inside there?

dungfungus dungfungus 1:30 pm 02 Sep 16

Ring these people: http://www.rollershutterrescue.com.au/spare-parts/

They should have the parts and they will probably guide you on how to repair it yourself.

greenbamboo greenbamboo 11:49 am 02 Sep 16

you could try apolloblinds.com.au

TuggLife TuggLife 9:22 am 02 Sep 16

We bought a house with both roller shutters and cloth awnings a couple of years ago.

One of our roller shutters broke earlier this year (I think the drive belt/chain is gone) and we can’t get someone out to repair it for love nor money. Most places will only service ones they’ve installed as the parts aren’t interchangeable. Our only option seems to be replacement, but at around $1000-1500 a window, it’s going to have to wait a bit.

In contrast, the 80s-era awnings work without any problems (although the colours look a bit dated)

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