Although the traditional use of a roller shutter is usually in an industrial environment, they are widely used across a range of sectors and locations, and with good reason – they’re secure and efficient almost anywhere they’re used.
Newer designs and finishing coatings also mean shutters look much less “industrial” than they may have done in the past, helping them to blend in in a wider range of premises.
Let’s take a look at a variety of commercial applications for roller shutters, and why they’re perfectly suited.
On the high street
One of the most common uses for roller shutters in a commercial context is for high street shops, bars and restaurants, and banks – highly secure, they’re incredibly effective at keeping out unwanted visitors during the night (or during the day, for businesses that are part of the nightlife!), while vision panels may be used to let people see in to retain brand impact for passers-by even when closed. When they’re not in use, they roll up and are hidden entirely out of sight – the best of both worlds.
Roller shutters for offices
Offices can similarly make use of roller shutters. While a large shutter on the front door may be inefficient for an office where people may be keeping irregular hours, window shutters are an ideal way to improve security. Internal shutters are useful for protecting secure areas in buildings where the façade or practicalities won’t allow for an external shutter, or for businesses in multi-occupancy buildings that have higher security demands – which may impact insurance rates or client contracts – than their neighbours.
Roller shutters for schools
Schools often use roller shutters in similar ways, and they may be particularly effective at keeping out trespassers during the school holidays. It may be impractical to install shutters at every entrance, but they are often used for equipment stores, server rooms, and the like.
Roller shutters for car parks
Roller shutters are widely used in industrial premises for a variety of reasons, not least because they can be very large – for example, our doors can be up to 12 metres on their longest side. One of the main factors is that they provide a solution for a door that is large enough to allow a vehicle to enter or leave without sacrificing security, and with powered mechanisms for opening and closing. This means that a roller shutter can be ideal for securing commercial or private car parks.
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At NGF, we provide a range of roller shutter doors tailored to various uses, from small internal shutters to high visibility external shutters and fire-resistant options. Take a look at our full selection.Back to all blog posts