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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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 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.”
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.
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