Externally Aluminium Shutter systems are a popular option for any home, holiday home or business as they provide both practicality and beauty with their customised look and feel. With a choice of over seven shutter styles available, including sliding and bifold, external aluminium shutters are a flexible and effective choice that will complement your existing interior shutters and provide an extra layer of protection for your windows and doors. With an extensive range available both online and in leading high street stores, it’s easy to find the exact aluminium shutters you’re looking for with a quick view of the products available. From aluminium composite shutters to aluminium honeycomb panels, the list of available styles is exhaustive and the companies that supply them can offer competitive prices, so getting shutters is an investment in your property.
With external aluminium shutters you get a great looking product that adds a sleek contemporary touch to your property. Aluminium is a strong, durable and stylish material and is easy to maintain and care for. Most aluminium shutters are made using a solid blank (usually aluminium), which you then customize with any design you like. Aluminium sliders allow for the easy adjustment of shutter widths from either left or right, giving you complete control over how much light you want in your room at any given time. External Aluminium Shutters has a unique spring driven shutter blade spline, adding additional strength to the louvers, and allowing you to span further opening widths than most other types of louvers.
There are two main varieties available from external aluminium shutters; the first being sliding. Sliding Aluminium Shutters are a great choice for those looking for a contemporary yet traditional look; their slim profile allows for a snug fit into awkward spaces and their smooth running tracks ensure they won’t dent your windows or doors. For those who would prefer a harderier looking product, the hinged variety is the perfect solution. Hinged external aluminium shutters offer a heavier look with heavier weights, however they are much more secure. The larger hinges on hinged models allow for greater freedom of movement when opening and closing the louvers; something many home owners find very beneficial for containing light leakage through the gaps between the louvers.
To keep your external aluminium shutters looking modern and up to the minute, it is a good idea to invest in quality paint and roller paint. High quality roller paint provides a much more durable finish and is far easier to clean, leaving your shutters looking as good as new. Paint colours will vary depending on what is currently on the market – from basic black to metallic silver and gold – however if you want to avoid an eyesore and keep your aluminium shutters looking contemporary, try painting them white. White also looks great painted against wood siding and provides a clean, fresh look for any garden.
The exterior of your external aluminium shutters can be made from a variety of materials. A popular choice is timber, as it adds a natural feel and improves the overall look of your home. Other popular colours for your shutters include golden pine, cherry and mahogany. If your shutters are going to be located outside, it is a good idea to purchase locking mechanisms to prevent unwanted intruders entering your house. For added protection, consider purchasing one-way slide out sliding doors which are a great addition to conservatories or sunrooms as well as being very secure to let in maximum sunlight and prevent burglars from gaining entry.
The best way to ensure that your external aluminium shutters withstand years of outdoor abuse is to take great care when choosing your colours. Many homeowners prefer to purchase a colour scheme consisting of black, white, gold and silver to offset the natural beauty of their property. However, it is important to realize that even the most highly sought after colours can begin to fade over time. In fact, many companies recommend that their customers begin replacing their external aluminium shutters with new ones every two to three years. It is also important to keep in mind that although the colours may initially look great, over time, they may begin to look out of place and in poor condition, which can result in them losing their appeal and can lead to them needing to be replaced.