It’s fair to say that in Sydney, windows are an important part of every home. With terribly hot summers and chilly winters in properties that often lack heating systems, windows have become an important part of keeping comfort levels consistent throughout the year. There are a number of window options available, one of which is shutters, specifically aluminium shutters.
At Empire Window Furnishings, we firmly believe that aluminium shutters are one of the most valuable configurations that an Australian can have. In this article, we’ll discuss in detail why we believe aluminium shutters are uniquely suited to Australian homes. However, before we dive into that, let’s first take a look at what and how they are made.
What are aluminium shutters?
Like other shutter designs that we offer, aluminium shutters offer both functional and aesthetic value. They contain horizontal slats (vertical slats can be requested) that fit within the length of a frame. At our company, we offer slats in the following sizes: 63mm, 89mm and 114mm. The frame, hardware and slats within these shutters are made of high-quality aluminium.
What to consider when understanding the perfect window configuration for your home
Understanding why aluminium shutters are available for Australian homes means knowing what homes in Australia experience and need from a window. Here are a few elements that need to be considered when selecting a window configuration:
The weather – Australia experiences very hot temperatures, high winds and a lot of rain
Environmental elements/natural disasters – bushfires, salty, moist air (for homes near the coast)
Lack of heating systems in Australia (particularly in older homes in NSW)
Aluminium shutters address all of the issues mentioned above. In this article, we’ll discuss how and why this makes them the best choice for properties.
Benefits of utilising aluminium shutters
- Long-lasting and durable
Aluminium is one of the most durable and long-lasting materials available on the market, Windows on the exterior of a home in Sydney often face high temperatures, strong winds and rain.
Aluminium, while light, is as strong as steel. It doesn’t just keep your home secure, but we can guarantee a lifetime of up to 20 years.
- Keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter
In Australia, the majority of the year is hot, however, during winter it can become incredibly chilly. Many homes in Sydney are quite old and a lot of them do not provide heating systems, making it imperative that you choose high-quality, suitable windows.
Our aluminium shutters are designed to be responsive to extreme temperature changes through their special thermal insulation qualities. As aluminium reflects light, it is great for keeping the heat out of your home, resulting in a cooler home during the summer. During the winter, aluminium creates an effective barrier against the cold air outside, preventing it from affecting your comfort.
- Resistance against, weather, corrosion and heat
Aluminium is an incredibly resistant material. While other materials may buckle under the pressure of Australian weather, our aluminium shutters shine. The aluminium on your shutters will not fade under bright sun rays nor will it corrode from moisture caused by rain.
Our shutters are also fire-resistant – an important quality for many homes located in bushfire-prone areas across the state.
- Contemporary and sleek aesthetic
Designed with a clean and modern appearance in mind, our aluminium shutters capture contemporary aesthetics which enhance your space. Our crisp lines and sleek designs will update your property while also affording it a level of customisation. All of our aluminium shutters are custom-made, allowing you to select your preferred powder-coat colours and woodgrain finishes.
Call Empire Window Furnishings team to get a free quote
Aluminium shutters offer incredible value. We hope that we were able to share its many benefits with you. If you’re convinced that aluminium shutters are right for you, then let us know! Contact our team to set up a free in-home measure and to request a quote.
Like every window furnishing that we offer, our aluminium shutters are custom-made so that your home can get a tailored solution installed. Our team will be more than happy to advise you on what sizes, colours and features are available for aluminium shutters sydney.