Sunday, 11 May 2014

Roller Shutters Help To Reduce Adelaide Energy Costs

More energy bill rises for Adelaide homeowners!

It has recently been announced that energy bills in Adelaide are set to rise yet again, this time by an estimated $95 a year. This rather depressing trend seems set to continue, and sometimes it's hard to not to feel powerless in the face of this remorseless price gouging.

However, there are steps that you can take to fight back!

Roller shutters are a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly solution that improves the energy efficiency of your home and reduces your costs and bills. They offer an additional layer of insulation and stop heat being lost through your windows, meaning you can control the temperature indoors more effectively.

As a result, you don't need to run your heating as often and for as long and this means that you're not racking up those bills.

If you are considering having roller shutters installed, at +Direct Shutters we can advise you on reducing your Adelaide energy costs and reducing your domestic emissions as well.

Roller shutters are an environmentally-friendly solution that also reduces your carbon footprint and improves your energy efficiency, thus reducing your energy bills
Click here to read more about the energy savings to be gained from having roller shutters installed

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Cleaning and maintaining your roller shutters

With the winter approaching, it's the ideal time to think about cleaning your roller shutters and performing any routine maintenance tasks.

Minimal maintenance

Roller shutters don't need a great deal of maintenance because they're made from high-quality aluminium and constructed to last. However, there are some tasks that you can perform that will help to preserve their lifespan and effectiveness.

Maintenance tasks

Cleaning the guides and the pelmet so that they're free from any dirt and debris (such as twigs and leaves) helps your shutters to open and close smoothly and without interruption. Greasing the bearings will also ensure that the roller mechanism operates smoothly, as will lubricating the roller and guide rails. 

How to clean your shutters

Every three months or so, it's important to clean the surfaces of your roller shutters. For this task, you should clean out the ventilation holes using a soft brush and brush away any debris on the surface. 

After this, we recommend hosing down your shutters and washing them with a sponge and a mild soap solution in warm water. After washing, you should hose your shutters down again and then use an absorbent cloth to wipe them down. 

It's important that you don't use an abrasive cleaner (e.g. methylated spirits or solvents) or a scrubbing brush, as these might damage the surface of your roller shutters. You should also avoid using a high pressure spray and ensure that water isn't sprayed into the head box or pelmet, 

Further advice

For further advice and guidance on how to maintain and clean your roller shutters, please visit the information page on our website.

To learn more about how to clean and maintain your roller shutters, visit

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