The number one advantage of installing rolling shutter doors is the extra security they provide.Rolling aluminium or steel doors offer an affordable way to protect warehouses, storage spaces, and factories.
They are lightweight but still strong, and come in motorized and manual varieties. For businesses that require higher levels of security, doors certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) are recognized as meeting security and fire protection standards based on regular testing and quality audits.
Additional security ratings, such as LPS 1175 and STS202, describe how difficult a door is to breach and how long it would take a criminal to break through.
Another benefit of rolling shutter doors is the added insulation they can provide. If your factory or warehouse has large entrances or loading bays, preventing heat loss is extra important. Every bit of insulation can save your company money.
Insulated roller doors feature shutter laths filled with insulating materials that are lightweight but very efficient. This insulation also creates a sound barrier and helps control draughts.
Fire rated doors are required by regulation in some industries, such as hospitals and schools. A fire rated security shutter can be used to create secure compartments within buildings to keep a fire from spreading.
This compartmentalization will also buy time to help make sure that everyone escapes the building safely. Fire doors can be internal or external, and can withstand temperatures of up to 1200° C.
They are usually linked to a security system so that they can be controlled from a central point.
Fire rated doors add to your peace of mind and increase the safety of your employees and customers. As an added bonus, you may also be able to save money on your insurance.
You don’t have to sacrifice the look of your property to achieve the benefits of security, protection, and insulation. Wood effect shutters with oak, mahogany, cherry, and many other finishes can help your business look beautiful.
And if you want customers to be able see your window displays after hours, consider a perforated shutter door. These allow for security without completely shutting off the interior. They also allow patrolling security officers to tell at a glance that your store is secure.
This is especially useful for shopping malls and high street shops. Another option for showing off merchandise while maintaining security is the transparent shutter door. These are made of nearly indestructible polycarbonate and let in more than 80% of the natural light.
If you operate a bank, gallery, or other shop front that you want to keep open to the public, this could be the right option for you. In today’s market you don’t have to choose between the benefits offered by rolling shutter doors and the looks afforded by a standard door.
With so many options to choose from, you should be able to find the right door that looks great and meets all your needs. For more information on the importance of aesthetics read this useful article here.
If you want roller shutters or doors that benefit from added security whilst also offering an attractive appearance get in touch with us today by calling 01384 221743 or contact us online.