Retractable Grilles VS Roller Shutters | Britannia Retail

So you can't decide between a Retractable Grille and a Roller Shutter to secure your home or commercial premises, this article is here to help you make that decision. There are pros and cons to both products and your property will be 100% more secure with either compared to nothing, however in order to make an informed decision read this article.  

 

Affordability 

  • Retractable grilles and Roller shutters are similar level money wise, however below as a direct comparison of a 2m x 2m Size Roller Shutter VS Retractable Grille
RETRACTABLE GRILLE 2M X 2M - SINGLE STACK: £500
DOMESTIC ROLLER SHUTTER - NO EXTRAS: £629
COMMERCIAL ROLLER SHUTTER - NO EXTRAS: £564
  • So retractable grilles come out tops as the most affordable option, especially if you are looking for a Domestic Security option. However for commercial properties the price is close together, so keep reading to see the other pros and cons.

WINNER : RETRACTABLE GRILLES

 

Security 

  • The security levels of a Domestic roller shutter and a Retractable grille are similar. They both offer a high level of security to the home. 
  • Commercial Roller shutters however, are superior, with Galvanised steel and no gaps the security level is heavy duty and is at a higher level compared with that of the Domestic Roller Shutters and the Retractable Grilles.

WINNER : ROLLER SHUTTER

 

Aesthetics

  • Here's where Retractable Grilles really come into their own, left open they are barely visible and closed you can still view through, for a shop or commercial premises this is ideal.They can be powder coated a range of colours. They win the challenge of most aesthetic.
  • Roller shutters, although they can also be powder coated different colours they have 0 visibility through and are always visible themselves especially with a hood, this could be a pro or a con depending what you are going for

WINNER : RETRACTABLE GRILLES 

 

Usability 

  • The benefit of Roller Shutters here is clear, with the range of operation options: remote,  rocker switch, key switch, you name it we have it. 
  • Retractable grilles on the other hand have the one manual key opening option. With the option of being single stack or double stack. That being said it is extremely easy to put together with the instructions supplied so in some ways the usability is better with the Shutter.

WINNER : RETRACTABLE GRILLES & ROLLER SHUTTERS 

 

So there you have it, the PROS and CONS of Roller Shutters and Retractable Grilles. If you have any other questions the don't hesitate to ask.

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