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What are the benefits of roll down shutters? 

THIRD PARTY CONTENT – You might think of roll down shutters as something used by retailers to close off their shop windows after hours. But they are also growing in popularity with home owners.

The traditional slatted blinds used in Dutch homes are often made of wood. Known as houten jaloezieën in Dutch, they provide a stylish way of keeping out daylight and heat when needed.  But roll down shutters, called rolluiken in Dutch offer advantages all year round because they not only keep the sun out, but also provide real added value for your home in winter.

With roller shutters you can perfectly darken your bedroom and they have a soundproofing and insulating effect. In addition, they are burglar-resistant, so you can leave your home with peace of mind.


Burglars often choose homes which are easy to break into. Roll blinds shutters are burglar-resistant, because they are visible on the outside of the windows and doors, and this alone has a deterrent effect. In addition, electric shutters are equipped with an anti-lift protection, so that they cannot be pushed up from the outside, making it impossible to break a window and enter your home.

Sun protection

Roll down shutters are also a blessing on hot summer days, particularly if you live in a flat above the ground floor. Close your shutters and the sun will be kept out. The temperature inside remains pleasant, so you can have a good night’s sleep.


Do you work night shifts and do you prefer to sleep during the day? Or does your toddler sleep poorly in a bright room during the day and early evening? Roll down shutters will keep your child’s room dark as well as cool.


An additional benefit in winter is the insulating effect. A roll down blind also helps keep the heat in, helping to cut your energy bills. And if you live near a busy road or if noise is a problem where you live, roll down shutters are ideal offer good sound insulation as well.

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