Different Types of Rolling Shutter Door

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The door is the important element of the house after the roof and window. Choosing a right type of doors will also affect the look and feel of the home. Different types of doors are available in the market, i.e., flush door, collapsible door, rolling shutter, louvered door, etc. Among them, rolling shutter is one of the most popular types of doors where the large size of openings, safety and protection against fire and theft is concern.

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The rolling shutter is made from best heavy steel strips interlocked and hinged for maximum strength. These shutters are fixed with best and well tested coiled springs for smooth operation. The rolling shutter is available in different sizes. It gives complete protection and high resistance power against wind, rain and burglary.

The rolling shutter door is classified on the bases of materials, operations of the shutter, etc.

(A) Types of Rolling Shutter Based on Material:

01. M.S. Rolling Shutter:

M.S. rolling shutters are fabricated from high-quality steel rods to operate on the same principles of rolling shutter. This shutter can be integrated with grills or perforated panels to achieve ventilation or see-through vision. It is easy to install. It is weather resistant. This roller shutter is the cost effective solution for any kind of application & prevent the shutter from rusting and helps to provide them with a long life.

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For any worst condition, free fall of the shutters is avoided and drives which provide with the special anti-drop device and additional electromagnetic brake are used. It provides protection against burglary and storms.

02. Aluminium Rolling Shutter:

It is designed with extruded aluminium section & fabricated using superior grade aluminium. Aluminium shutters are available as both single wall and double wall with insulation. These roller shutters are light in weight, corrosion free and give the good aesthetic appearance.

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It has a better corrosion resistance. It is highly durable. It has a good strength.  Its operation is noise free.  It requires less maintenance. It increases the privacy.

03. Polycarbonate or Transparent Rolling Shutter:

Transparent rolling shutter creates an aesthetic transparency throughout the area whereby visibility can be achieved from either side of the premise when the shutters are lowered.  It is transparent, lightweight, and secured. Mostly they are made from polycarbonate but are very costly.

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It is durable. A wide range of operational and safety accessories are available from advanced shutter industries for roller shutters.

(B) Types of Rolling Shutter Based on Operation of Shutter:

01. Automatic Rolling Shutter:

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The automatic rolling shutter is generally power drives. It is fitted with electric motor and gear box. The automatic rolling shutter is made up of M.S., aluminium, galvanized steel, stainless steel. These shutters are very economical structure and device for hassle-free opening and closing different areas of the showrooms and have many other commercial establishments. It can be manually released in case of power failure. It is suitable for garage doors & industrial uses. It is extremely durable. It is easy to maintain. It is used when the size of the opening is more than 10m2.

02. Push-Pull Rolling Shutter:

When the area of the opening is less than 10m2, the shutters are operated by applying manual pull or push. These types of the rolling shutter are known as push-pull type rolling shutters. It is a simple roller shutter.

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03. Mechanical Gear Type:

When the area of the opening is greater than 10m2 then the shutters are operated by reduction gear, connecting rod and winding handle or chain of pulley blocks. This type of roller shutter is known as mechanical gear rolling shutter. It is durable and easy to maintain.

(C) Types of Rolling Shutter Based on Used:

01. Grill Rolling Shutter:

Grill rolling shutter is built of aluminium alloy or steel links of 0.9mm thickness assembled on rods. The grill can be made out of 8mm diameter mild steel or aluminium alloy round bars. These types of the rolling shutter are used where protection and safety, visibility and ventilation is also desired.

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In some cases like transformer rooms, the certain amount of ventilation is needed through the door along with increasing magnitude of protection and safety. This is achieved by providing rolling shutter with the small portion of the shutter at top and bottom being made up of rolling grills. This is known as grill rolling shutter.

It is an economical method of providing a secure closure to large or small openings. It is effective for shops, commercial places, power generator rooms and transformer rooms grill rolling shutters are corrosion resistant and sturdy in nature.

02. Industrial Rolling Shutter:

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The industrial rolling shutter is most commonly used where the environment is harsh with usage and has very large sizes.  It is made from metal, aluminium and steel. The industrial rolling shutter can be the push-pull type, mechanically gear operated, etc.

The rolling shutter door is the best choice for large openings. Choosing the right types of rolling shutter will protect your property from all kind of situation especially protection against theft.

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