Do Roller Shutters Reduce Noise? | Louver Shop of Austin
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Do Roller Shutters Reduce Noise?

Roll-down hurricane shutters are a quick and attractive way to shield your coastal home. They can be deployed in seconds if they’re automated or connected to a smart home system. Once the storm passes, they roll up just as quickly into a compact box above windows or doors.

Because they’re a premier product, their price reflects that. A normal hurricane season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes, but that doesn’t mean all of them will hit Austin. So, you might be thinking if exterior rolling shutters are worth it.

Along with protecting your house from storms, exterior rolling shutters can also:

  • Lower noise
  • Decrease heat
  • Keep out light
  • Defend against burglars

Let’s review all the benefits they provide.

Noise Reduction

Roll-down shutters can’t completely soundproof your home from annoying noises, such as busy traffic or loud neighbors. But many manufacturers say they can decrease outside noises by up to 80%.

If you live somewhere busy, there are several other things you can do to reduce outdoor noise:

  • Install window treatments that reduce noise, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
  • Seal gaps around windows and doors with caulk or weather strip.
  • Replace old windows with double- or triple-pane models.
  • Install solid doors.
  • Add extra insulation to walls and ceilings.

Blocks Heat

Summer in a hurricane zone can be uncomfortably warm. And that heat can drive up your electricity bill. Keep your house cool by using your roll-up shutters on south-facing windows during the day.

You can also keep your house comfy and your energy costs low by:

  • Installing energy-efficient window treatments, like honeycomb shades or plantation shutters.
  • Getting a smart thermostat, which automatically keeps your house at an energy-efficient setting.
  • Turning on the ceiling fan when you’re in the room.

Keeps Out Light

Plus blocking heat, roll-up hurricane shutters can keep harsh sunlight out of your house. This is a great plus if you are a shift worker who sleeps in the daytime. Or even if you just like sleeping late.

Keeps Burglars Out

The best roll-down security shutters can do everything: keeping out intruders, deflecting heat and light and defending against hurricanes. That’s our LouverSafe™ Security Shutters, which offer innovative features not available in other rolling security shutters.

When not down, these shutters roll up into the industry’s most compact housing box. This box is about half the size of other models, so it’ll flatter your house instead of detracting from it.

Start Designing Your Custom Roller Shutters Today

Your house is unique, so don’t go with just any roller shutters. Pick ones that flatter your style while doing it all, from protecting against hurricanes to keeping you cool on warm summer days. Our Louver Shop of Austin design consultants live in your area, so they get89] the challenges you face and can help you find the ideal match.

Start by requesting your free, in-home consultation by calling us at 888-428-1415. There’s no obligation or pressure to order, just access to expert advice and our extensive showroom from the comfort of your living room.