Beat the Perth summer heat and a winter chill in 2020 while saving cash

Perth’s hot summers can hit you with a big power bill, as your aircon does its job of keeping you and your family comfortable through the many months of Western Australian heat. And then when winter hits, you find your home seems to leak heat and you have to keep on cranking up the temperature indoors to stay warm, especially on those chilly early mornings.

According to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, heating and cooling can account for anything from 20% to 50% of your property’s electricity bill. In as hot a state as Western Australia, this figure is likely to rise even higher in summer. Aircon is a must-have in Perth, but it is costly, both in cash terms and to the environment.

How can you stay cool in summer, and warm in winter without the huge costs and environmental damage?

Climate control with roller shutters

Roller shutters are a fantastic climate control solution, making it easy to keep heat in your home in winter and out of it in summer. Your windows and doors are your home’s weak spot in terms of temperature retention and mean that your aircon and heating have to work harder to keep your home liveable. Roller shutters give them a helping hand, allowing you to control the amount of heat that gets in our out of your home at the touch of a button. And you won’t have to step outside to raise or lower them: our roller shutters come with internal controls.

Custom-made roller shutters

Our insulating residential roller shutters are all custom-made, so they’ll fit exactly to your windows and doors. When you buy your roller shutters from us, we’ll measure your home and then make your shutters to order in our local factory in Western Australia. This means there will be no awkward gaps or spaces where draughts and hot air can find their way through into your home. When the shutters are up, you’ll barely know they’re there, as they roll neatly into their holders when not in use.

If you have a period home or one with unusual features, you might be concerned that roller shutters won’t work for you. Our shutters are fully customisable, and we can fit the design to your home so they’ll never look out of place. You’ll be able to choose the colours and match the blinds you choose to your windows, including bay windows and other awkward shapes.. Our experts can advise you on the best look and feel for your home.

All our roller shutters are designed to be easy to care for, with no specialist knowledge or equipment needed. We can provide a free maintenance guide, but all you’ll really need to do is to clean them twice a year. That’s enough to keep them looking good and working perfectly.

Other benefits of roller shutters

As well as their energy-saving benefits, roller shutters can enhance your home and its value in a number of other ways.

Security

Roller shutters can easily keep out intruders and stop prying eyes from seeing into your home. Made from strong aluminium, our roller shutters will keep you and your family safe from criminals, including thieves and vandals. Our installers are police licensed, so you can be certain that they’ll offer the protection you need.

Storm protection

Our standard aluminium roller shutters are thick and strong enough to keep out heat, cold and wind, but for extra protection and peace-of-mind, choose our cyclone shutters. Super-strong, these shutters are ideal if your property is located somewhere exposed and offer effortless protection against storm damage.

Light and noise reduction

If you’re a shift worker who has to try and sleep in the day, or you have young children who need an early bedtime, you’ll know how hard it can be for anyone to get to sleep when it’s light outside and people are coming and going along the street. Roller shutters can keep any room dark, quiet and perfect for sleeping.

Privacy

Curtains and blinds don’t offer complete privacy, especially when you have lights on inside. If you live in a busy area or have bedroom windows facing the street, you’ll be able to get dressed, get into bed or just relax and watch TV knowing that you have the privacy you need to feel comfortable and safe.

If you’re building a new home, we can work with you to include shutters in your build. If you already have a home, we’re able to retro-fit. At Perth Homeguard our experienced team can fit out a system that both protects your property, and makes it more energy efficient. Call today to enjoy a free on-site assessment and no obligation quote!