Windows are a very important aspect of any home. They let in natural light and fresh air as well as connecting the inside of the home with the outdoors. However windows are also a major source of unwanted heat gain in summer and significant heat loss in winter.
More heat loss occurs through windows than any other surface in the home. A single pane of glass can lose almost ten times as much heat as the same area of insulated wall. With heat being lost as fast as it is produced for warmth, windows are a very significant component of home heating costs.
To keep our homes warmer (or at least one room in the house) we run reverse cycle air conditioning, use gas and electric heaters or have a wood fire burning. The trouble is, once the heating is switched off or the firewood burnt the heat is quickly lost and the cold returns. To leave them running constantly would be impractical and costly.
The heat lost through a window can be minimised with good quality internal window coverings such as heavy curtains or well fitted blinds. However these still allow a significant amount of the warm air to escape.
OzShut’s exterior Roller Shutters are specifically designed to prevent the transfer of heat in or out of your home. They will reduce the majority of heat lost through windows to make your home more comfortable, dramatically reduce heating costs and minimise greenhouse gas emissions.
During manufacture each OzShut Roller Shutter slat is injected with Polyurethane foam, the same insulating material that is also used in refrigerators and freezers. This highly efficient insulation layer allows OzShut Roller Shutters to prevent heat loss through a window by up to 90%!
Roller Shutters are installed around the outside of the window and when fully closed they completely cover the glass. This forms an extremely effective layer of insulation that stops the warm air from a homes heating escaping through the window.
By drastically reducing the amount of heat lost, OzShut Roller Shutters will help save on the energy costs of heating a home by 30-40%. Less fuel and gas use is also a positive step towards a cleaner environment.
Not only will OzShut Roller Shutters make your home warmer during the Winter they will keep it cooler during Summer, reduce outside noise, block out the light and provide complete window security to keep your home & family safe from break-ins.
With so many benefits in the one product, savings on your energy bills and an increase to the value of your property, OzShut Roller Shutters are a smart investment for any homeowner.