- July 26, 2019 /
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No matter the age of a home, roller shutters are a nifty addition. Chic, stylish and in a variety of colours, they’re one of those little innovations that can completely spice up all aspects of home décor and colour schemes and add to your wellbeing and living experience. But with so many options on the market, how much should you be paying for the roller shutters? How do you know if you’re even on the right track?
Generally, private or commercial options range from small-scale to larger, high-grade ones. Their price tag also significantly depends on the kinds of features included. Unfortunately, the price range typically varies because there are no ‘standard’ options on the market. You’ll find a lot of different variations of features, through to designs and specifications. Think plenty of options surrounding materials used, types of motor, scaffolding requirements, durability and more. All of this contributes to the final price tag.
So, in this article, we’re shooting through some of the most important ways to obtain an accurate quote on these products. In the end, this will allow you to figure out the best price possible.
Let’s dive into what dictates the individual price tags of roller shutters.
Why do companies charge different prices?
These products are the types that you are unlikely to have to replace during your lifetime. While they generally last a fair while, the quality also depends on how much you’re willing to invest in them initially.
By nature, they are incredibly durable and often once set will go on for a the long run. However, in cases where this doesn’t exactly happen, the quality and craftsmanship is likely to be the cause.
Within our range, we ensure the best possible pricing on a selection of the highest quality-driven products, as opposed to other providers where pricing tends to be blurred as they use inferior products.
It’s also important to remember that you may even dish out hefty amounts of hard-earned dollars on a product that isn’t quite up-to-scratch – something we work hard to ensure doesn’t happen when you shop through our top of the range collection.
Quality vs. price
We know it’s tempting not to spend a considerable amount on roller blinds, and instead opt for the attractive cheap option that a retailer is preaching to you.
Unfortunately, you do get what you pay for.
During the decision-making process, it’s essential to consider whether it’s worth having to replace your blinds sooner than you thought. Sometimes it’s worth spending more for peace of mind.
In some cases, other companies will also offer a significantly lower price on their products (in comparison to others), due to them then tacking on the cost of installation, wiring, GST and potential scaffolding later on. By the time these are attached, the price has already quickly risen.
What features determine the price?
So, what determines the big fluctuation from one retailer to another?
Ultimately, several elements are likely to play a role. From screws and rivets to motors, profile material and other essential components – all of this dictates the outcome on your hip-pocket.
First, there’s the top Pelmet Box cover. This is an essential feature, as it protects the back and top of the shutter, keeping it enclosed. The front cover is just as crucial. This is where the rounded section of the pelmet is positioned to protect all of the interior parts – such as the motor and other bits and pieces. The colour of these can also be customised to fit in with your homes colour palette, allowing you to tailor the look and feel as one
The pelmet end-caps hold the motor and axle in place and ultimately complete the entire design. Beyond this, there are protective side plates to keep your shutters from jamming, reducing any potential for hefty repair costs in the future. From here, the motor mount attaches to the motor itself, as well as the end caps.
All of these parts are essential to the operation of your roller shutter and can contribute to the cost as well. There are also several different quality options to choose from, all with their pros and cons.
Additional important features
As you continue your hunt for the right type of roller shutters/blinds for your home, you’ll likely face a few choices around motorisation. So, here’s a few more parts to keep in mind when doing your research:
Integral to the entire design is our aluminium alloy axles these secure the roller shutter and will not interfere with your motor’s operation. Another component which plays a role here are the foam pad shutter springs, which allow your shutters to close correctly. We can also supply special lockdown springs for greater security.
Shutter entry guides
The nylon shutter entry guides are used to keep everything in their tracks. This also prevents parts from coming off their tracks and leading to expensive repairs. Our heavy-duty idle roller, for example, is installed in order to support larger blinds and avoid flexing and roll-resistance.
Primarily, these guide the shutters down the track and into place.
Note: If your windows have no sills, shutter stops or bottom tracks may be needed to guide it into the fully-closed position.
At the end of the day, there are plenty of components that make up a good quality roller shutter, all of which contributes to the pricing.
For more guidance around what roller blind design is best suited for your space, we highly recommend getting in touch with the Secure Window Roller Shutters team on 1800 554 877.