Window Formats to Pick for Custom-Made Roller Shutters

Custom-made motorised roller shutters are gaining in popularity as window coverings and it is easy to see why. They suit a wide variety of window formats, including some that are difficult to cover with more conventional methods. They are simple to use and provide protection from a variety of threats, from weather to criminals.

Rollerstyle shutters can be fitted to many different window formats, including:

  • Sash windows
  • French windows
  • Cottage pane windows
  • Huge single pane view windows
  • Wood, aluminium, and steel windows
  • Sliding windows
  • Awning windows
  • Bi-fold windows

They can also be fitted to windows in different areas within a home. Here are some window formats that are ideal for roller shutters.

Patio windows overlooking the ocean

Ocean views are spectacular on a good day, but when the weather turns, the windows have to be closed to keep out the wind and rain. Roller shutters fitted to the outside of these windows block out the elements but let you keep the windows open for air flow. The shutters also protect the windows from salty dirt and grime, so these windows don’t have to be cleaned quite so often.

Aluminium Rollerstyle shutters such as those made by Trellidor are more suited to coastal conditions than steel shutters as they are corrosion resistant. Make sure that you get the motor serviced regularly for a longer lifespan.

Hard-to-reach windows

Modern architecture often includes double-volume entrance areas or open plan living spaces with large windows. These windows with their large expanses of glass can be difficult to cover, which means less privacy. This is especially true of estate homes where the houses can be closer together than is comfortable, and neighbours may overlook your private areas.

Automated rollerstyle shutters solve this problem. The shutter box is fitted at the top of the window and can be hidden in a ceiling cavity with some forward planning. The shutters can be lowered to a level that provides the privacy you need. They also block out harsh sunlight, making internal conditions more comfortable.

With these shutters in place, you do not need blinds or curtains on the windows because the roller shutters are an all-in-one solution.


Security roller shutters are an excellent window solution for bedrooms, no matter what type of windows you have. Like other areas of the house, they provide privacy when rolled down. They also block out light for a good night’s sleep. And they are one of the most reliable forms of protection from an attempted break in because they are exceptionally strong once closed and locked down.

The convenience of motorised Rollerstyle window shutters comes into its own in the bedroom. Using the hand-held remote control, the shutters can be closed or opened from the comfort of your bed.

Another point to remember with security roller shutters is that they provide you with an emergency exit from the house should you need one. Reasons for needing one range from a fire in the home to a home invasion and hostage situation. The shutters can be lifted, and the windows opened to escape and seek help.

Rollerstyle shutters complement any décor style and when custom-made, they are powder coated in a colour of your choice that fits in with the colour palette you have decided on for your home. They take up very little space once fitted because they only require narrow- wall guides that can be neatly recessed, and they don’t take up any floor space.

Windows in estate homes

Whether it’s a golf estate, equestrian estate or bush lodge, homes in enclosed estates usually have to built in a particular style with rules about what you can and can’t do in terms of the external appearance of each home. This is done to preserve uniformity and the standards of the estate and is part of their attraction.

For all the reasons already mentioned, custom-made Rollerstyle shutters are the perfect choice for the windows in these homes, no matter what type they are:

  • Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters can be fitted internally so that they don’t change the external appearance of the home.
  • This ensures that they comply with the style rules of the estate.
  • They take up very little space and can be fitted face-on if reveal space is limited.
  • They provide privacy and protection when closed.
  • They can be motorised and convenient to use.
  • They can be manufactured in a colour to blend in with the estate’s designated colour scheme.

Windows in lock-up-and-go homes

Lock-up-and-go homes take many forms. They could be small city apartments used by commuting workers during the week. Or country homes used only on weekends. Seaside homes used during the holidays. Estate homes used by people that travel for work. Holiday homes let out to others to cover running costs and provide an income.

These are homes that are unoccupied at times and present a security risk for the owner. Custom-made roller shutters on all the windows in these homes lock them down securely when there is no-one living in them.

Locked down Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters create a solid wall of protection and act as a great deterrent to criminals that want to take advantage of an empty home full of desirable items such as TV sets.

When fitted externally, these security roller shutters protect the windows from the elements too. This means there isn’t quite so much window cleaning required when the occupants return.

Skylight windows and other ceiling openings

Skylights provide much-needed light and sunshine and are an attractive feature in loft rooms and other areas of a home. But the light and heat can be hard to control. Roller shutters provide a solution that should be seriously considered, especially if they are custom-made and motorised.

This type of shutter is so easy to use as the roller shutters can be operated at the touch of a button. Close them up at night for privacy and warmth; open them during the day for maximum sunlight; or close them when the glare is too much.

Trellidor franchises around the world have even custom-made Rollerstyle shutters to fit into the horizontal space at the top of loft-style stairways, to create a safe zone in the bedroom area. This may not be a window format, but it does show how versatile customized, motorised roller shutters can be.

Trellidor shutter prices

Like all Trellidor security barriers, Trellidor Rollerstyle rolling shutters are custom-made to fit the opening and its specific requirements, so there is no standard price. Trellidor security barriers are available through authorized Trellidor franchises countrywide and they will gladly measure the opening and give you a quotation.

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