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Security Shutters, Blinds or Shades?

Sat, 29 Feb 2020


Choices, choices, choices…

In today’s world, it’s not such a bad thing to be spoiled for choice. Consumers’ benefit in the long run as manufacturers have to go all out and make their product stand out. Giving you an option to select the best of the best.

Naturally, it depends on your personal taste whether you prefer security shutters, blinds or shades.

What is the difference?

Let us break it down for you:

Blinds essentially cover your windows with strips made from wood, plastic or other material.

Shades are inexpensive and basically just act as a covering for windows.

Security Shutters are strong coverings often with slats that can be opened or closed depending on the desired amount of light and airflow you require.

Blinds come in many forms and styles that can be matched to suit any look – traditional, classic and even modern. They’re made of materials that can roll or slide together for opening and closing due to the vanes (or slats) that tumble as they come downward.

Shades do not offer any leeway when it comes to the amount of light you want to let in or block-out as they have no vanes in the construction. They are ‘drawn’ up and down on a roll as a single, full-length piece of fabric.

Security Shutters differ hugely as they can be attached to either the interior or the exterior of a home. These can easily be closed and locked for protection from intruders and weather elements. Much like blinds, shutters also have connected slats, so you can control the amount of preferred light coming in. Shutter materials include timber, PVC, zinc, bamboo, or, the one we prefer, aluminium. They provide light and privacy control through adjustable louvres; but with an added feature that surpasses all the others – it is also a security barrier.