Sunday, 2 August 2015

How to Cut Your Energy Costs

It's well documented that Adelaide homeowners have long been accustomed to paying the highest energy costs in the country, if not some of the dearest in the world. However, installing roller shutters in your home can lead to significant savings on both your home heating and cooling costs, meaning you can fight back against ever-increasing energy charges.

Adelaide roller shutters can help you to reduce home energy costs
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Roller shutters help to reduce energy costs 

Because window roller shutters have an insulating effect, it is possible to control more effectively the temperature inside your home, which significantly reduces heating costs in the winter and keeps your home a good deal cooler in the summer, both of which appreciably improve energy efficiency.

This means that installing roller shutters in your home can lead to major savings on your power and electricity bills, while at the same time decreasing your emissions.

Protect your home from Adelaide summer heat

Roller shutters for your windows and doors are a cost-effective method of keeping your home cool in the summer without the need to run your air conditioning or cooling continuously, which in turn reduces your electricity use.

In addition, fitting our insulated roller shutters mean that your home is protected from the direct heat of the sun, something which is necessary in an Adelaide summer because glass is such an effective conductor of heat that unprotected windows are one of the main reasons why your home becomes unbearably hot during the height of summer. However, our shutters for windows and doors can reduce this significantly, as they are insulated with high density polyurethane that can block up to 90% of the sun’s heat. The subsequent reductions in energy use can amount to substantial savings on your home electricity and energy bills.

Keep your home warm in the winter

Homes in Adelaide have historically been designed to cope with summer heat, which means they tend to be less energy-efficient and more difficult to keep warm during the colder months. As a result, the winter tends to be a time when energy consumption rises substantially. However, it's possible to counter potentially high energy bills by installing roller shutters and therefore exerting greater control over your energy use. 

Our Adelaide-made roller shutters are manufactured from premium quality aluminium and insulated with high-density polyurethane and then coated with a baked enamel finish. This produces an insulating effect because when they are closed, roller shutters keep cold air away from the glass in windows and doors, meaning temperatures inside aren't as affected by the weather conditions outside. In addition, the heat that you do generate inside your home is not lost through your window glass as quickly. 

Direct Shutters specialise in manufacturing and installing roller shutters in Adelaide

+Direct Shutters roller shutters for windows and doors mean that Adelaide homeowners can take control of home energy consumption and therefore reduce electricity bills. Phone us on (08) 8244 4437 or email us at to find out more.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Direct Shutters | How To Clean and Maintain Your Roller Shutters

Roller Shutters are Easy to Maintain

One of the many benefits of having roller shutters installed in your home is that they are incredibly easy to keep clean and to maintain. We often get enquiries from Adelaide homeowners about how they can go about keeping them in good working order.

With autumn rapidly approaching, we hope that our infographic below tells you all you need to know, but if you want to find out more, please visit our website or call us on (08) 8244 4437.

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Discount Adelaide Roller Shutters

At +Direct Shutters, we manufacture our roller ourselves on our premises in Wingfield. What this means for you is that we can guarantee you the very best prices available. In fact, we are prepared to beat any written quote on roller shutters.*

* Quotes need to be dated 2015, on a company letterhead and provided by an existing Adelaide-based roller shutter manufacturer and installer. ABN must be provided.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Late Summer Special Offer | We Will Beat Any Written Quote on Adelaide Roller Shutters

At +Direct Shutters we manufacture your roller shutters ourselves in our workshop in Adelaide. What this means for you is that not only do you Buy Local and Buy Direct, but we can also beat the prices of others who have to buy in their roller shutters and so have overheads that we simply don't.

We're not a franchise, we're not part of a national chain—what we are is a long-established, family-run Adelaide business dedicated to giving our customers the best value and the best service possible.

For discount roller shutters made to the highest standards that are expertly and efficiently installed, we're confident that we offer Adelaide homeowners an unmatched service—so much so that we are prepared to beat any written quote on locally-made roller shutters*.

When you call Direct Shutters, you won't get through to a call centre, you won't have to deal with a pushy salesman—instead, you will speak directly to the people who will measure, make and then install your roller shutters, meaning that you can be sure that you're getting exactly what you want and need right from the outset.

And because we've already been around for almost thirty years, you can rest assured that we'll still be here tomorrow too.

As a family-owned and -run enterprise, we understand how important it is to have a product, service and workmanship you can rely on, and we are proud to stand behind all of our work. So if you are considering having roller shutters installed in your Adelaide home or business, visit our website or call us on (08) 8244 4437 and speak to Joe Anastasi, and let us beat your existing quote.

Direct Shutters will beat any written quote on Adelaide roller shutters
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* Quotes need to be dated 2015, on a company letterhead and provided by an existing Adelaide-based roller shutter manufacturer and installer. ABN must be provided.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

More Good Reasons to Buy Local, Buy Direct

At +Direct Shutters we have a long and proud history of serving Adelaide and South Australian homeowners by providing quality, locally-manufactured roller shutters at discount prices that can't be beaten.

There are so many benefits when you Buy Local, Buy Direct and our new brochure highlights just a few of them, including the peace of mind that comes from knowing you're dealing with a local Adelaide business who will still be here tomorrow, and the fact that dealing directly with us—the manufacturer—means that you make considerable savings.

Visit our website or phone +Joe Anastasi on (08) 8244 4437 to learn more about Direct Shutters can save you money on roller shutters for your home.

Direct Shutters offer great discount roller shutters made locally in Adelaide
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Thursday, 2 October 2014

25% off all Adelaide roller shutters!

We are the October 2014 Tradies SA Tradie of the Month! To celebrate, we'e offering 25% off all of our Adelaide-made roller shutters!

You can visit our Tradies SA interview at or you can read it below.

Direct Shutters manufacture and install Adelaide roller shutters
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How long have you been manufacturing and installing roller shutters in Adelaide?
We’ve been in business for over 25 years and so that means we’re pretty knowledgeable when it comes to finding the right sort of roller shutters for all types of home or business.

Do you only install roller shutters?
No, we also manufacture and fit custom-made security doors and window grilles as well, so we can offer Adelaide homeowners a complete package.

Do you work on commercial premises as well?
Absolutely. We manufacture and fit roller shutters for all kinds of commercial premises, whether it’s a shop or retail outlet, a factory or an office block. We’ve made roller shutters for just about every kind of business in Adelaide that you can think of.

Why should people choose you over another roller shutter business?
Firstly, because we’ve been in business in Adelaide for so long, people know we’re a name that they can trust. We’re not a franchise or a big national company, and people know we’ll always be there to provide support and service, so lots of our customers have come to rely on us over the years.

Our experience is a pretty good recommendation too, I think. We know what we’re doing after so long in the game! We’ll always stand behind everything that we do, and we take great pride in every aspect of the job, from measuring, to manufacture, to installation.

Plus, we really look after our customers. As a family business, we understand more than most the real meaning of personalised service. We don’t have any pushy salesmen trying to flog you something you don’t need. Instead, when you call us, you’ll speak to me or Frank, as we’re the ones who will measure, make and them install your roller shutters, screen door or window screens. This means we’re confident our customers will be satisfied with the job, because we‘ll take care of it ourselves.

We only make and install roller shutters, security window screen and screen doors. We don’t do solar, or gutters, or roofs. We just specialise in producing the best Adelaide shutters that we can.

What types of roller shutters do you manufacture and install?
We use premium quality materials, so that our customers know they’re getting good value for money. Our roller shutters are really strong, great for extreme weather like storms, and they’re excellent for home security too. They can’t be prised open so your home is safe from intruders, but they’re a good visual deterrent too.

We also supply BAL40 bushfire resistant roller shutters, which is something to consider with a hot Adelaide summer coming up. We also do a great range of OZRoll remote control shutters, and shutters that are powered by solar energy as well.

What are the advantages for Adelaide homeowners of working with a local business like Direct Shutters?
As we like to say, Buy Local, Buy Direct. Because we run our business ourselves and manufacture our roller shutters on the premises in Wingfield, we can be more flexible in price than most franchises. We’re always happy to work with people to find a roller shutter or security screen solution that suits their budget. We think we have the best value-for-money prices in Adelaide. We’re proudly South Australian and proudly family-owned and -operated, and we’re pretty confident that we can give Adelaide the best product, the best prices, and the best service in the industry.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Roller Window Shutters Improve Your Home Security

In Adelaide, home burglary is unfortunately an all-too-frequent occurrence. However, you can improve the security of your home, and reduce the cost of your home insurance premiums, by installing appropriate home security measures, such as roller shutters on your windows and doors.

It is therefore important for homeowners to look for home security solutions that can help to minimise this risk. Roller shutters for your home windows and doors are a practical, cost-effective way of providing both visual deterrence and a physical barrier to potential opportunistic intruders.

Roller shutters made in Adelaide to enhance home security
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Roller shutters are strong and durable

Roller shutters are extremely strong and able to stand up to a great deal of force, as they are manufactured from high-grade aluminium and constructed as a system of interlocking slats. In addition, they have an internal locking mechanism that will ensure that the shutter is locked in position when it is closed. For further peace of mind, however, key locking can also be installed or, if you have solar powered or remote controlled shutters that open and close using a motor and are controlled from inside your home, these lock automatically, further preventing the shutters being opened or forced from the outside.

Additionally, their sturdy construction from high-grade materials means that roller shutters last for many years and require very little maintenance. Other advantages are that, unlike some security bars and grilles, they provide easy access to your window glass for cleaning, open fully so that you can control the amount of sunlight or breeze that you let in, and do not significantly mar or alter the overall appearance of your home while still giving you a high degree of privacy when required.

Roller shutters can be fitted in all types of Adelaide home

As roller shutter design and construction is extremely versatile, it also means they can be installed in practically any style of Adelaide home, so no matter where you are living or the type of property you have, you can benefit from the added home security that roller shutters on your windows and doors provide.

In addition, roller shutters are recommended by many insurance companies as a means of enhancing your home security and this can make a difference in some cases to the cost of the home insurance premiums you pay.

A cost-effective home security solution

Therefore, if you are looking to enhance your home security in Adelaide, roller shutters are an excellent solution. Their strength, versatility, and high-quality construction, combined with the visual deterrence that they provide, means that you can minimise the chances of opportunistic burglars choosing your home as an easy target, and make it extremely difficult for intruders to gain access to your valuable property and belongings.

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