Outfit for Your Windows: Hinged and Roller Shutters, Mosquito Nets and Awnings

Outside the city to the window impose increased requirements: we seek to improve the protective properties of this structure and its thermal characteristics, and at the same time to turn into home decoration. Special accessories will help to solve all these problems.

Swing shutters

Swing shutters – a traditional way to protect the house from outside invasion, the scorching sun and winter cold. Today shutters are made, as a rule, from steel (wooden use seldom and most often as a decorative element). Metal products happen deaf and lamellar. Fold the first is a steel sheet with thickness 1.5–2.2 mm, welded to the frame. Frankly speaking, both in open, and in the closed position they look unattractive, but in the spring of a shutter it is possible to remove from loops, and the box established in an aperture is not very noticeable. Thus, the design is suitable mainly for winter preservation of the house.

Lamellar shutters assembled from individual strips or profiles, welding them to the frame sloping with small gaps. Some firms manufacture custom burglar models lamellar thickness up to 4 mm. Lock either on the top and bottom of the valve, either for a special lock with a turning knob. A very useful option-an open position lock that does not give gusts of wind to slam the doors.

Outfit for Your Windows: Hinged and Roller Shutters, Mosquito Nets and Awnings
Swing the shutters closed when long time away

Swing shutters can be of different shapes and configurations: arched, round, triangular, one-, two-, three – and four – leaf. The main problem of their operation-the need to at least twice a day to walk around the house to open and close the doors.

Outfit for Your Windows: Hinged and Roller Shutters, Mosquito Nets and Awnings
Swing the shutters closed when long time away

The cost of deaf models covered with alkyd enamel is relatively small. But Lamellar, painted with thermosetting powder paint, will cost twice as much.

Roller shutter

Roller shutters in operation are more convenient than swing shutters. Their canvas consists of:

  • connected profiles,
  • side guides that attach to the walls,
  • and the shaft in the protective box.

Shaft mounted above the doorway outside the window, above the window or inserted into a special niche. As a rule, roller shutters are equipped with electric drive. Control can be carried out using a conventional wall switch or charge it “smart” automation, which will independently raise and lower the canvas at the right time, to respond to changes in light and wind.

Outfit for Your Windows: Hinged and Roller Shutters, Mosquito Nets and Awnings
Swing shutters can be of different shapes and configurations

Today for the purpose of energy saving on window apertures more and more often establish versatile protective systems, including rolling shutters. The group has tested, in which a window with a single-chamber double-glazed window was installed roll system made of aluminum profiles roller rolling, filled with polyurethane foam. The test results showed that the use of such a design reduces the heat loss through the window by 30%, and its heat transfer resistance increases by 0.22–0.23 m. • K/W. This takes into account not only the resistance of the roller, but also the air layer, which is formed between the fabric and the glass, improving the thermal insulation properties of the window unit. And in the summer heat roller shutters can significantly reduce the heating of the room air. In addition, rolling systems increase the street noise insulation index by 5-10 dBA.”

Mosquito net

Absolutely necessary accessory for a country window. Aluminum frame white or brown with a stretched mesh can be ordered complete with a window or purchased later. Models in the form of additional sash and roll more convenient, but two or three times more expensive. By the way, today there are practical systems that combine roller shutters and mosquito nets in one box. They allow to save, are durable and convenient: the mosquito net easily collapses into a box, it can be lifted and lowered at any time and it is not necessary to remove for the winter.

Outfit for Your Windows: Hinged and Roller Shutters, Mosquito Nets and Awnings
Comfortable combination of shutters with mosquito net

Marquise

Marquise-a horizontal or inclined fabric canopy on the frame, attached to the wall of the house above the window. With it, you can protect the room from the scorching heat, but not only – if you increase the size of the structure, it will turn into a roof, under which there will be a cozy patio.

Outfit for Your Windows: Hinged and Roller Shutters, Mosquito Nets and Awnings
Roll the awning forms a covered patio

Today, the most common lever-roll, or cassette awnings. They can be controlled by means of a manual winch or a traction cord (tape) or equipped with an electric drive mechanism with remote control.

For the winter awnings do not dismantle, and only put; thus the fabric cloth rolls down in a roll and is cleaned in the cassette reliably protecting it from moisture.

Much less common awnings basket type on the frame of curved arcs. They are also able to develop, but are deprived of cassettes, so they need to be either removed for the winter, or hidden under the visor or eaves.

Awnings are made mainly on request. Their cost is calculated individually.

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