Electric vs Manual Roller Shutters

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Are you looking for security but without the unpleasant looking bars or wire? Roller shutters are an attractive yet extremely secure solution for homes, businesses and industrial set ups. The two main shutter choices are either electric or manual. Find the one that suits your home or business perfectly, by understanding the similarities and differences between the two.

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ELECTRIC AND MANUAL ROLLER SHUTTERS

They both provide the same degree of security and privacy. Their differences can be seen in their features, as well as their pros and cons.

MANUAL ROLLER SHUTTERS FEATURES

Manual roller shutters are operated by a system of cranks and winders. They are installed in smaller areas that allow for easy access so that the winder can be used.

MANUAL ROLLER SHUTTERS PROS

Manuel shutters are an affordable means of security compared to electric shutters. They are also smaller and installed in easy to reach doors and windows without much fuss.

MANUAL ROLLER SHUTTERS CONS

Over time it can become cumbersome to operate especially when there are a few to open and close. This not only takes a lot of energy but also time, which can make one inefficient.

ELECTRIC SHUTTERS FEATURES

Electric shutters are the same as manual shutters except they are automated. They are generally connected to the main power supply but they can also be battery operated.  Some come with their own solar panel, which enables them to be powered by solar energy. They can also be controlled by a small remote control.

ELECTRIC SHUTTERS PROS

Convenience is the biggest advantage to installing electric shutters. Electric shutters are the best option when there are many shutters to open and close. They can also all be opened simultaneously to save time. These shutters can even be set to operate automatically on a timer.

ELECTRIC SHUTTERS CONS

The main reason for people trying to install manual shutters instead of electric is the cost. Electric shutter’s parts are more expensive and the installation process is also more complex so it requires more hours to install.

Shutters are perfect when you want to secure your home or business but still keep it stylish. Manuel shutters are the cheaper option and suitable if used sparingly, but once a shutter is a certain size it needs to be automated. Industrial or commercial shutters are a great way of maximizing efficiency even though they are more costly.

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