Everything you need to know about perforated shutters

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Here at Action Shutters, we provide a range of shutters, including insulated shutters, commercial shutters and perforated shutters.

But what are perforated shutters exactly? In this blog post, we’ll go over perforated shutters in more detail, as well as their advantages and applications.

What are perforated shutters?

Perforated shutters are essentially just like normal shutters except for one important difference: they have lots of small holes in them.

These holes serve two purposes:

  1. The holes allow people to see through the shutters. This is handy for security reasons, for instance. Security guards can see at a glance if there is anyone in the premises just by looking through the shutters.
  2. The holes allow air to move in and out of your premises even when the shutters are down. This is useful for businesses where airflow is important.

Advantages of perforated shutters

Here are just some of the advantages of perforated shutters:

  • Security. Security staff can see at a glance that your store is secure simply by looking through the shutters.
  • Ventilation. Perforated shutters are handy for ventilation because they let air through.
  • Appearance. Perforated shutters give a professional appearance to your business.
  • Visibility. Potential customers can still see inside your store even when the shutters down. This lets them see what you have to sell even when your shop is closed.

Are perforated shutters as strong as normal shutters?

You might think that perforated shutters would be weaker than normal shutters because of the holes.

However, in practice, perforated shutters are just as strong as normal shutters. Both types of shutters offer excellent security against break-ins.

Applications of perforated shutters

Perforated shutters are mainly used in shops but they can be used in a variety of other applications too, including:

  • Shopping centres
  • Cinemas
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Gyms

Alternatives to perforated shutters

Perforated shutters aren’t the only type of shutters you can see through. Here are two more:

  • Punched shutters. These shutters have large rectangular holes in them. About 50% of punched shutters is empty space, compared to only around 20% for perforated shutters. This means punched shutters offer even greater visibility.
  • Tube and link shutters. Tube and link shutters offer even greater visibility still. Up to 70% of these shutters is empty space. They’re made from a series of tubes connected together with links, hence the name “tube and link” shutters.

Interested in getting perforated shutters?

If you’re looking to buy perforated shutters then look no further than Action Shutters. We sell and install a variety of perforated shutters, as well as other types of commercial shutters too.

If you would like to know more about the commercial shutters we sell, then visit our web page at https://www.actionshutters.co.uk/services/commercial-shutters/ or give us a ring on 0121 605 6005.

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