With roller shutters it is possible to plunge the room into absolute darkness at one fell swoop – even if there's brilliant sunshine outside. You can however adjust the amount of light admitted in fine graduations. The roller shutter likewise scores points with its energy balance. It offers unbeatable protection from heat and cold and thus significantly contributes to the overall energy reduction. Last but not least, the roller shutter also improves the soundproofing effect of your windows – disturbances from noisy neighbours or road traffic are muffled. And something many people forget: Roller shutters optimise your protection from burglars, particularly in the case of windows and balcony doors, which are traditionally seen as the weak spots for break-ins.
Front-mounted roller shutters from Gaulhofer are installed, as the name indicates, in front of the window, so making them an attractive option for retrofitting or renovation work. This avoids heat bridges over the window as the building envelope remains intact. Repairs can also be made to front-mounted roller shutters quickly and neatly. All interventions or maintenance work are performed on the exterior without impairing or interfering with the building itself.
Gaulhofer top-mounted roller shutters are installed over the window, built into the wall opening with the window. This means the shutter has perfect protection and is above all "invisible". We distinguish here between elements made from synthetic material with a polystyrene insulating shell on the inside and those made of rigid polyurethane foam. Both types of roller shutter are characterised by optimum heat insulation values. An insect guard can also be incorporated here.
Simply mounted in front of the window, this shutter is easy to maintain and avoids heat bridges – perfect for renovation projects.
The more elegant solution: the "invisible" built-in sun protection system with rigid foam element.
That depends entirely on your needs and lifestyle/habits. Your Gaulhofer consultant understands exactly what is important to each customer. Ask your consultant for detailed advice. This ensures you'll get the best solution to suit everyone in the family perfectly.
People who want their home to be absolutely dark are advised to go for roller shutters. For everyone else who find 99% darkness sufficient and prefer a bit more flexibility in terms of light management, Venetian shutters are the first choice. Affording perfect protection from the heat in summer is the trusty window shutter, which has proved its worth over the centuries and has now come back into fashion again.
Well, actually everywhere, given that, in summer, the European sun makes itself felt even on the north side of the house both morning and evening. You can however prioritise here: Should the bedroom have the greatest protection from the sun or is it rooms with large windows that need maximum privacy to prevent others seeing in?
We in fact even advise this in many areas. Window shutters are unbeatable on the weather side of the house if you're looking for resistance to storms or severe weather conditions. Lighter level sun protection fitted inside the home offers additional protection from the sun if you find roller shutters make rooms too dark.
A convenient electric drive and practical remote control are available as optional extras for most of Gaulhofer's sun protection products. This makes it simple to incorporate shade protection in a Smart Home system.
Sun protection systems also need to be cleaned. Besides sizeable areas such as slats, frames (where visible), guide rails or shutters, you should also keep areas with lift cords or hardware clean to ensure they will function properly for a long time.
Gaulhofer offers high-quality sun protection solutions from the premium brand Roma. They are therefore subject to the service and warranty terms of this company, as shown in the documentation (or online). Thorough cleaning should generally be performed twice a year, depending on the level of soiling or conditions of use.
If your Gaulhofer sun protection system is damaged by excessive force, possibly an extraordinary natural event such as gales for instance, just get in touch with your Gaulhofer specialist partner. In almost all cases your Gaulhofer partner will know how to repair such damage with little cost and effort.
It's perfectly simple: When sun protection is installed, this often involves accessing the facade – particularly on renovation projects. The professionals know what to watch out for to avoid any damage. Installation also includes many fine details, which may ultimately prove crucial to your ease of use over the years.