This is one of the most common questions: are roller shutters good for noise reduction? And the truth is that they are. They are easy to install and use, but also they are long-lasting, weatherproof and can drastically improve noise reduction on the property.
Roller shutters are made up of several horizontal slats fitted into each other, allowing the shutter to be opened by raising it and closed by lowering it. Window roller shutters are easy to open and close by hand or using an electronic remote control, depending on the size and style of the roller shutter.
Roller Shutters cover the entire window and significantly reduce noise, sunlight, increase privacy, keep warmth in or keep hot sunlight out.
Do Roller Shutters block out noise?
It can be incredibly frustrating for a resident to be enjoying a peaceful morning in their home only to be disturbed by the sound of a motorbike, lawnmower, or heavy traffic flooding their ears.
It can also be an incredibly irritating issue for families with young children who need to sleep during the day. When children are unable to sleep due to outside noise, this situation adds a huge amount of stress to the life of the parents. In addition to this, the young children may begin to cry due to a lack of sleep, ultimately adding to the noise levels in the area and creating an endless loop of noise disturbances.
How do roller shutters reduce noise?
Regarding reducing outside noise, window roller shutters can be an excellent option due to their versatile nature and durability. However, it is important to mention that a roller shutter to reduce incoming sound levels must be installed properly and securely.
In other words, this means ensuring that when the shutter is installed, any gaps between the wall and the roller box are filled with silicone sealant. Fortunately, the Roller Shutter slats that Open N Shut use are already filled with this noise-reducing material, meaning that our product is a lot more effective for noise reduction than other competitors.
Extra benefits of roller shutters:
Furthermore, not only will this reduce noise disturbances drastically, but it will also improve the insulation and heat retention of the property, creating an entirely more comfortable, peaceful, and cosy building.
Last but not least, keep in mind that the exact level of noise reduced by a roller shutter may vary following the style and material of the shutter itself.
For example, a high-quality, motorised stainless roller shutter may offer slightly more noise reduction than a thinner aluminium shutter. However, both will still keep out the majority of outside noise and, most residents would not even notice a difference between the two.
How much noise can be blocked with Roller Shutters?
These larger shutters are still just as efficient in terms of noise reduction as smaller shutters and can even be more efficient due to the larger surface area being covered by the shutter.
It is a proven fact that a correctly installed roller shutter can reduce incoming noise levels by up to 70%.
This is an exceptional amount of noise reduction for something so simple and straightforward. The exact level of noise reduced by a roller shutter may vary in accordance to the style and material of the shutter itself.
For example, a high quality, motorised stainless roller shutter may offer slightly more noise reduction than a thinner aluminium shutter, however both will still keep out the majority of outside noise and most residents would not even notice a difference between the two.
Traffic noises are ongoing and never stop, the sound can easily pass through windows without shutters
Dogs are great animals but a neighbours dog barking endlessly is enough to drive most people crazy. Roller Shutters can help significantly reduce this sound
Manual vs Electric roller shutters:
Furthermore, the benefit of an electric or motorised roller shutter, as opposed to a hand, operated one is simply the fact that the resident has the ability to remove the disturbance of the hustle and bustle of the outside world at the push of a button.
This may be a necessary function for some individuals, while others may enjoy the physical act of rolling down the shutter themselves. Additionally, while roller shutters can reduce drastically the amount of noise penetrating a home from the outside, they can only do so much. In the event of terrible weather conditions, the noise of the wind and rain may still be audible from inside the property.
Roller shutters are a great investment:
As you can see, the lack of outside noise penetrating the property will allow the residents to relax and enjoy their time at home. Furthermore, the roller shutter will also reduce noise from the building allowing the residents to freely chat, play music or partake in other loud activities without worrying about neighbours complaining about the noise levels.
Loud outside disturbances like motorbikes, lawnmowers, motor traffic, or even airport noise, depending on where the property is located, can all be incredibly frustrating for a homeowner trying to enjoy a relaxing day on their property. With the help of roller shutters, these residents can reduce outside noise disturbances dramatically and indeed make the most of the property they love.