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Trade-In and SAVE

Why you should consider trading in your tired & outdated awnings, bars, screens or shutters and upgrading to OzShut Roller Shutters!

Awnings

Most Perth homes have windows that face directly into the bright morning or hot afternoon sun. A bedroom window that receives morning sunlight can be very hard to sleep in, especially during Summer when the sun is up before 5am! Worse still are windows that face west and receive direct sunlight at the hottest time of the day. The rooms become uncomfortably hot and require the air-conditioning to run overtime to control the temperature.

Outside awnings are usually made of canvas and while they provide some shade to the window, do little in the way of blocking the light or preventing the transfer of heat.

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Your Travel Security Checklist

Practical tips to help protect your home while you're away on holiday.

There are so many things to do before going on holiday, but before you pack up and head off, make sure home security is part of your travel plan so you can enjoy yourself knowing your home is safe!

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Prepare your Home for the Summer Heat

Tips to keep your home cool AND energy efficient this Summer

Here in Perth we have a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and clear blue skies for 70% of the year. The extreme heat during our Summer months can have a negative effect on the comfort level of your home if it’s not managed correctly.

It is also the time of year when power bills can surge in an effort to keep our homes cool.  Infact approximately 40% of overall household energy use is for heating & cooling making them the largest energy user in the average Australian home. Continue reading Prepare your Home for the Summer Heat


Shiftwork and your sleep

Getting a better sleep during the daytime

How does shift work affect sleep?

Generally, the body is programmed to sleep best overnight and to be most alert during the day. Shift work isn’t easy because it involves working against your body’s natural rhythm. You need to be active and alert at night when your body is designed to sleep — and need to sleep in the day when you’re wired to be awake.

Working at night or irregular shifts can keep you from getting the regular sleep time that most daytime workers take for granted.Research has found that shift workers have 1-2 hours less sleep on average per 24 hours than non-shift workers.’

Memory and ability to focus can become impaired. People who are sleep-deprived often get irritable or depressed. Their relationships and social life can suffer too.

Shift workers also face potential health problems. Overall, those who work night or rotating shifts seem to have a higher risk of ulcers, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease. Continue reading Shiftwork and your sleep


Common Home Security Mistakes

Don’t make your home an easy target for thieves!

A home burglary can be a terrifying experience. It can destroy your sense of safety within your own home and make you feel violated. Worse still, if you are home during a robbery the lives of you and your family could be at great risk!

Unfortunately, with Perth’s ever increasing population, an ongoing drug epidemic and a tough economy home burglaries and invasions are a very real threat.

By avoiding some common home security mistakes you can reduce your chances that a burglar will choose your home in favour of an easier target. Continue reading Common Home Security Mistakes


Merry Christmas! Festive Period Trading Hours

OzShut RollershuttersThe OzShut Team would like to wish all of its past, current and future customers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Please be aware of our closure dates for the festive season.

We will be closed from Wednesday 20th December onwards and will be re-opening again on Monday 8th January 2018 normal trading hours.

Thank you for your continued support of a West Australian Owned & Operated Business. The OzShut Team will return to provide the very best quality roller shutters and outstanding customer service in 2018 that you have become to know and trust.


Climate Change – We need to act NOW!

IT’S official. The world has just experienced its hottest five-year period in history — and there are no signs of things cooling off.

From an article published on News.com.au  “THE world has experienced its hottest five-year period ever”

“Climate data that confirmed global average temperatures between 2013 and 2017 made up the hottest five-year period since monitoring began more than 100 years ago.”

In Australia, 2017 was the third hottest year on record. This means seven of the 10 hottest years have happened since 2005, according to the Climate Council.”

“This is human-caused climate change in action,”  “Climate is not weather, (which) can go up and down from year to year. What counts is the longer-term change, which is clearly upwards.”

Continue reading Climate Change – We need to act NOW!


OzShut on Channel 9

9 Lends a Hand

About the show…

OzShut Roller Shutters was proud to be a part of a recent television special on Perth’s Channel Nine called ‘9 Lends a Hand’.

Presented by TV celebrity Rob Palmer, former The Block contestant Luke, Perth radio host Lisa Fernandez and a surprise visit from The Block’s Ronnie and Georgia. OzShut along with other Perth businesses and volunteers from the community surprised the Kelmscott Junior Football Club with a makeover of their club rooms. Continue reading OzShut on Channel 9


Worst Perth suburbs for break-ins!

Are you on the list?

Find out below…

Based on RAC home burglary insurance claims data for 2016, they compiled the list of the worst Perth suburbs for home break-ins.

“RAC Manager Home Claims, Glen Walker, said according to RAC insurance claims data for the year, Gosnells is up from fourth place in 2015 to number one, followed by Morley, Thornlie and Balga.Continue reading Worst Perth suburbs for break-ins!