Why We Use Them
An Analysis of Crucial Parts
With advantages covered, let’s take your roller shutter apart to understand what goes into making it. We’ll start with the most obvious parts! This includes a curtain of aluminium or steel slats, guides on both sides, the bottom rail, and the so-called roller assembly.
The guides and the roller are held in place and supported by flag posts and cheek plates, respectively. These are welded and fixed to the building, making for an impenetrable barrier. The roller is actually a tube with a tubular motor attached, featuring a safety brake and an operational brake to keep the curtain in place when needed.
Manual & Electric Solutions
How to Operate Roller Shutters
With electric shutters, you have a switch with three positions, allowing you to start the tubular motor and pull your curtain up, down, or stop it. The roller will automatically stop when it reaches its limits, though, and you can also go for wireless/remote controls.
You can operate manual shutters with either a cord or a winch. With a winch, you’d turn the handle to lower or raise the shutter curtain slowly. A cord you’d pull down to open or hold and carefully pull up to close the shutter.