In hot climes almost all houses have window shutters outside – and for good reason. When positioned in front of the window, reliable and effective protection from summer heat is guaranteed. Home owners in Austria are increasingly enjoying the obvious benefits of these shutters as well, appreciating for example their 100% privacy or intuitive one-handed operation. The high-quality, wind-resistant construction of Gaulhofer window shutters not only ensures a long service life, but also makes them easy to maintain, should this be necessary, thanks to the open design.
Gaulhofer window shutters made from wood are easy to operate from inside. Shutter hardware such as the espagnolette and the practical fastener are standard features and are designed to look discreet. Gaulhofer window shutters made from aluminium offer the same benefits but are even more robust and weather-resistant and less in need of maintenance. With the exception of ERGOLINE, all Gaulhofer window systems are available ready fitted with shutters as a complete unit. In the case of the INLINE and ENERGYLINE series, the shutters are affixed to the window with a stylish installation frame.
Choose your favourite style! With Gaulhofer you are spoilt for choice. You can choose between louvred or infill shutters in aluminium, as well as from different designs and lots of different colours. For wooden shutters Gaulhofer offers the traditional solid panel version and the louvred design. Weather-resistant larch combined with protective varnishes results in an elegant natural look plus high durability!
A natural look, high-quality hardware – available as a solid panel or louvred version.
Sturdy, easy to care for and low maintenance – available as a louvred, infill or louvred infill version.
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.