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ROLLER SHUTTERS

Rollerstyle Shutter

Aluminium roller shutters are an effective form of security for doors and windows. Closed roller shutters protect people and property from robbery, vandalism, wind, rain, hail, and sound. Roller shutter doors are custom-made to fit doors, windows, passages, retail counters and a variety of other openings both indoors and outdoors.

Residential, commercial, industrial, and outdoor roller shutters are all similar in appearance. They consist of a series of horizontal slats hinged together through an interlocking system to form a solid barrier called a ‘curtain’ when lowered down to close an opening. The curtain of slats rolls up into a compact shutter box when opened.

Why choose Trellidor
Rollerstyle roller shutters?

The Trellidor team believes that everyone has the right to be safe, whether it’s at home or work. The company was established over 45 years ago and we have installed over four million security doors and windows in South Africa and around the world. We design and manufacture our products to protect people and assets.

Our Rollerstyle roller shutter doors are treated against corrosion and powder coated so that they can be used in coastal as well as inland locations. We provide every customer with warranties that are realistic and fair and guarantee excellent after-sales service.

For our customers’ peace of mind, we invest in third-party testing and certification of our high-end designs to ensure that our entire range provides the best protection on offer.

ROLLERSTYLE FEATURES

Aluminium roller shutters custom made for doors and windows.
Motor options include solar power, manual over-ride, battery back-up.
Super-fast motor option.
Obstacle sensors options.
Can be linked into ‘smart home’ automation systems.
Can be retro-fitted or fully integrated into the design of a new building.
Unobtrusive side guide channels can be recessed into walls.
Controls include wall mounted panel, hand held remotes.
Neat, compact shutter box can be recessed in wall or ceiling cavity depending on location.
Can assist with internal temperature control and sound insulation.
Provides excellent security in lock down position.
Carry warranties against defective workmanship, materials and corrosion.

How Roller Shutter Work

To open and close a roller shutter, the curtain of horizontal slats travels up and down inside guide channels, one on each side of the curtain. These guides can be recessed into the wall for a neat installation.

Most roller shutters do not need a bottom channel, so there is no tripping hazard on the floor and it is not necessary to cut into the floor to fit a track.

The exception is high-risk locations, where a bottom channel may be specified for additional protection.

The Trellidor range of roller shutter doors is motorised. This makes them easy and convenient to use with a hand-held or wall-mounted control device. Motorised roller shutters can be integrated into the automated central control system of a building, whether it’s a home or business complex.

The roller shutter door motor is housed in a shaft in a neat, compact box at the top of the opening. The curtain of slats is suspended from the shaft and rolls around it to open or close. With planning during a new build or an alteration to an existing building, the shutter box can be hidden inside a ceiling cavity and out of sight.

A simple manual override kit can be purchased. This is useful for roller shutter doors in South Africa and other parts of the world where power outages occur frequently.

ROLLERSTYLE RANGES

RS40 ROLLERSTYLE SHUTTER

RS40 Single Wall Roller Shutter with 40mm wide slats.

RH40 ROLLERSTYLE SHUTTER

RH40 Double Wall Roller Shutter with 40mm wide slats.

RH40 LOCKDOWN ROLLERSTYLE SHUTTER

RH40 Lockdown Double Wall Roller Shutter with 36mm wide slats that alternate with 7mm wide actuators.

RH55 ROLLERSTYLE SHUTTER

RH55 Double Wall Roller Shutter with 55mm wide slats.

ROLLERSTYLE SHUTTER OVERVIEW

How do Roller Shutters Add Value?

Roller shutters have the following features and benefits that add value
to any building, residential, commercial, or industrial.

CUSTOMISABLE
  • Choose the colour of the roller shutter powder coating from a wide range of options.
  • Shutters are made according to the dimensions of the door or window opening.
  • Optional extras such as safety sensors and manual override kits are available.
VERSATILE
  • Roller shutters can be installed during building construction or in an existing building.
  • They can be fitted internally or externally and to windows, doors, and safe havens.
  • The installation process causes little disruption and is relatively quick.
ADAPTABLE
  • Aluminium roller shutter doors are neat enough to blend in seamlessly inside homes.
  • There are models purpose-designed for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
  • The range includes the RH40 Lockdown Shutter with anti-lift Actuators to protect against vandalism, rioting, and theft of assets.
MULTIPURPOSE
  • Roller shutters provide security as well as privacy when rolled down into the closed position.
  • In addition, they provide thermal insulation and a reduction in energy usage costs.
  • Plus they protect against poor weather conditions and provide acoustic insulation.

Where to use Rollerstyle Shutters

Trellidor Rollerstyle aluminium roller shutter doors provide effortless protection for homes and businesses. They deliver a neat, compact security solution for doors & windows, and are also a leading security barrier for the following locations:

The bar counters in commercial premises are incredibly vulnerable as it is easy for someone to slide over the top and steal the stock on the other side.

Roller shutters prevent theft as you can fit them along the length of the counter.

In most instances, roller shutters are manually operated rather than being automated, allowing them to be lowered at closing times.

Serving hatches in fast food outlets and shopping mall food courts are a weak point, and roller shutters can be used to close the hatch opening.

The shutters are quick and easy to use as they present thieves with a formidable obstacle.

National chains can order roller shutters in colours that reflect the chain’s corporate colours, allowing them to fit shop fitting requirements.

Canteens in factories and offices require protection to avoid theft in the supplies storage facility, the food preparation area and serving counters; and roller shutters can offer the needed protection.

Roller shutters are easy to operate, open and close quickly, and can be used to create a secure lock-down if necessary.

Roller shutters can be found in medical dispensaries as they are required to keep medicine and other dangerous substances locked up.

Roller shutters can securely lock serving counters, supply rooms and consulting rooms, as once the shutters are rolled down to the floor, it is difficult to dislodge them.

Shutters are suitable for public areas such as medical dispensaries. Since they do not require a bottom rack, there is no tripping hazard.  

Roller shutters are perfectly suitable for conference rooms because they can break up a large conference room into smaller spaces while providing sound insulation.

If the conference room needs to be opened again, it is easy given that the roller shutters can be raised into their shutter boxes.

Roller shutters block out light when they are closed if they are fitted to windows and doors, allowing the conference room to be darkened, letting viewing possible during multi-media presentations.

Roller shutters are an excellent solution for safe zones as the shutters can be fitted in your passageway or your staircase to prevent anyone from entering your safe zone.

The shutters can block out anyone, keeping you safe while you call for help or make an escape through a window.

Safe zone roller shutters roll up inside narrow side guides, which can be recessed into walls of the passage allowing for a neat installation.

Who can use Trellidor Rollerstyle Shutters?

Roller shutters block out anyone who might try to gain access into your home and keep you safe while you reach out for help.

It is easy to fit roller shutters into your home anywhere, including the passage, and they have a compact shutter box that will not ruin the look of your doorway.

The roller shutters are also ideal for business owners that need complete shut down and privacy at times.

Roller shutters provide a high level of protection outside of operating hours. However, they are also essential during working hours to protect staff members and enable them to continue their administrative work behind the shutters without any disturbances from customers. This could be administration tasks such as cashing up, which is a dangerous time for business owners and staff, and needs the highest level of security.

The hand-held remote control for automated shutters can be given to designated staff members only so they can be responsible for operating them and keeping the remote control safe.

Roller shutters can be used for commercial buildings such as factories as they provide high-level protection and are easy to use.

Roller shutters make excellent security barriers as they can be fitted to protect any openings against break-in attempts and theft.

Conference room operators can use roller shutters to break up large conference rooms into smaller spaces while also offering sound insulation, ensuring that there won’t be too much disruption due to noise.

Conference room operators can install roller shutters to doors and windows to darken the room, which is necessary for viewing multi-media presentations.

When to use Trellidor Rollerstyle Shutters

LOCK UP

Roller shutters are the strongest form of protection and are made to measure; making it difficult for anyone to break into them. Roller shutters also shut out bad weather. They block out rain wind, and heat.

NIGHT-TIME

Roller shutters can be installed around your home when locking up at night, and you can do that at the touch of the button, which creates a safe zone for you when you are sleeping.
External roller shutters are fully automated, enabling you to open and close them using a hand-held remote or a control panel fixed to the wall.

WHEN YOU ARE NOT AROUND

When you are not around, roller shutters will give your home and business complete protection; ensuring that you have peace of mind when you are away on holiday or whenever you leave both unoccupied.

SECURING HOLIDAY HOMES

You can install roller shutters internally or externally to secure your holiday home to prevent break-ins from occurring. These shutters are simple to fit your windows and doors for protection.
Roller shutters can also protect your holiday home from bad weather, and they also extend to your living space when they are installed right outside of your entertainment area.

PRODUCT COMPARISON

Retractable Security Gates
VS Roller Shutters

Retractable security gates slide from side to side by hand. They are locked using a key with a dead lock or slammed closed with a slam lock. Retractable gates have a bottom track for extra strength and easy sliding. You can see through the gates when they are closed and locked.

By contrast, roller shutters glide up and down inside side guides. They can be automated and operated at the touch of a button. They do not need a bottom track. You can’t see through locked down shutters unless some of the solid slats have been replaced with punched viewing panels.

Retractable security gates and roller shutters both provide excellent protection so to help decide which is best for you, read this ARTICLE.

Security Shutters
VS Roller Shutters

Louvre security shutters are all-in-one burglar proofing and blinds for windows and doors. They are made to match the format of the window or door, e.g. bi-fold glass doors will have bi-fold security shutters next to them for protection when closed. The shutters are usually fitted internally and are locked with a key.

Roller shutters are similar in that they are also an all-in-one barrier. They provide burglar proofing and cover the doors or windows when closed. They are different in that they roll down from a shutter box to lock down the opening, either internally or externally. They can be motorised for remote control.

Security shutters and roller shutters both offer a high level of protection, so to help you choose the best one for you, READ MORE.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Roller Shutters can be fitted internally or externally. They roll up neatly into a shutter box when not required. These lock-down doors can be fully automated, remote controlled and incorporated into a ‘smart home’ system if desired.

Roller Shutters can assist with internal temperature control and sound insulation.

Trellidor’s Lockdown Shutter has an easy-to-use manual override crank handle, for use in case of power outages or any other electrical malfunction.

The Lockdown Shutter has in-built safety features such as an obstacle detector, fitted to the bottom of the shutter. It stops the shutter from closing if an obstacle is detected. Roller Shutters are the perfect solution to applications that require a barrier that locks into place so firmly that even a forklift can’t make it budge from the lockdown position.

Trellidor recommends the following cleaning method for aluminium roller shutters:

* Use a premium quality (salt free) car wash liquid, mixed with water as per the manufacturer’s directions.

* Use this mix and a soft cotton cloth to clean the entire roller shutter ‘curtain’ i.e. the slats that make up the shutter.

* Also wipe down the side guide channels in the walls.

* Never use abrasive cleaners, detergent based cleaners or solvent based cleaners such as scouring agents, dishwashing liquids, washing powders, thinners etc. These could adversely affect the expected life of the product.

* Hard to reach areas may require the use of a soft nylon bristle brush like a dishwashing brush.

* Dry the roller shutter slats and guides with a soft cotton cloth or chamois.

* Do not try to clean the motor inside the shutter box.

* But you can clean the box itself, wiping it clean as above.