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

Because they’re a premium product, their price reflects that. A typical hurricane season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes, but that doesn’t mean all of them will affect your area. So, you might wonder if exterior rolling shutters are worth it.

In addition to protecting your home from weather, exterior rolling shutters can also:

  • Reduce noise
  • Decrease heat
  • Block light
  • Defend against intruders

Let’s review all the benefits they offer.

Noise Reduction

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

If you live somewhere busy, there are a few other things you can do to cut down on outdoor noise:

  • Get 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 styles.
  • Install solid doors.
  • Add extra insulation to walls and ceilings.

Blocks Heat

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

You can also keep your home comfortable and your energy costs low by:

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

Blocks Light

In addition to blocking heat, roll-up hurricane shutters can keep harsh sunlight out of your home. This is a great perk if you are a shift worker who sleeps during the day. Or even if you just like sleeping in.

Keeps Intruders Out

The best roll-down security shutters can do it all: keeping out intruders, blocking 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 in use, these shutters roll up into the industry’s smallest housing box. This box is about half the size of other models, so it’ll complement your home instead of detracting from it.

Start Creating Your Custom Roller Shutters Today

Your home is unique, so don’t settle for just any roller shutters. Choose ones that complement your style while doing it all, from protecting against hurricanes to keeping you cool on hot summer days. Our Louver Shop design consultants live in your neighborhood, so they understand the challenges you’re up against and can help you find the right match.

Start by scheduling your free, in-home consultation by calling us at 888-249-5655. There’s no obligation or pressure to buy, just access to expert advice and our extensive showroom from the comfort of your living room.