External Venetian Blinds And Roller Shutters
Protection against sunlight and ensuring privacy in rooms
COMPLETE DOOR AND WINDOW SOLUTIONS FROM ONE MANUFACTURER
At Aimwin, we offer consistent colours for all door and window joinery elements. External covers can perfectly match windows frames and garage and entrance doors. Thanks to the rich palette of colours, all components can be perfectly adapted to the requirements and function of the building. We are able to implement any sophisticated and creative visions of our clients to help fulfil their dream of a perfect home.
PERFECT TIMING FOR DECISION
Sufficient space for assembly Proper isolation of the contact points of the product elements with the wall Free access for service inspections External venetian blinds and external roller shutters, like any other construction product, must meet specific building requirements. Appropriate preparation of openings should primarily provide: Each type of external venetian blinds or roller shutters requires a different preparation procedure, so ask for support the Technical and Commercial Advisor to determine conditions for a specific investment.
EXTERNAL VENETIAN BLIND OR ROLLER SHUTTER?
Nowadays, almost all investors decide to install window protection. External venetian blinds and roller shutters are the most popular solutions. The main function they play is protection against sunlight and ensuring privacy in rooms. Both products can be installed outside the window, which does not interfere with the interior design or functionality.
Depending on the solution selected – they may also perform other important functions, e.g. external roller shutters have excellent thermal insulation properties, while blinds help freely adjust the amount of light entering the interior.
Before making any decision, it is worth considering what final effect we do expect.
It is worth learning more about blinds construction to better understand how they work. It is also practical to learn which components take into account when choosing particular types of blinds or their colours.
DESIGN AND LIGHT CONTROL IN ONE
External venetian blinds effectively protect against sunlight, and excessive heating of the room. The advantage of this solution is the ability to freely adjust the amount of light entering the interior
– all thanks to the changing angle of slats. In addition, they also protect against burdensome noise. This solution is designed for modern construction with large-size glazing. It fulfils its functions,
and additionally plays an important role in finishing the entire building.
External venetian blinds are gaining popularity on the Polish market. This modern element adds lightness to the building’s structure. They are mounted outside and designed for buildings with a large glazing area or glass facades.
In the case of energy-saving and passive buildings, large glazing is used on the south side exposed to excessive sunlight. Blinds protect against excessive sunlight, and also adds a sense of privacy.
It is worth noting that the blinds provide effective thermal protection and supports the operation of air conditioning systems. A thermal barrier, i.e. a mass of air that slows the heat exchange, is created between slats and glass. Thanks to this, the indoor temperature can be lowered even by up to 10 °C at 35 °C outside.
STANDARD BLIND WITH C80 / Z90 PROFILE
BUILT-IN BLIND WITH C80 / Z90 PROFILE
MODERN AUTOMATIC SYSTEM FOR BLINDS
EVERYDAY COMFORT AND RELIABILITY
External venetian blinds allow you to freely control the incoming light, providing the comfort you expect in your dream home. The comfort of everyday use is primarily influenced by well-composed and selected automatic system; wide range of options allows you to tailor it to your needs.
SMOOTH AND SMART CONTROL OF YOUR BLINDS.
A modern, quiet and durable drive is a guarantee of product satisfaction. It allows you to smoothly adjust the position of the slats to the current weather conditions, effectively protecting the product against damage, by detecting for example icing or snow settling between the slats of the shell.
CONVENIENCE AT HAND
External venetian blinds control has never been so easy thanks to
intuitive remote controls. The devices allow you to set the blinds in any location convenient for the investor and can also be combined with the smartphone application.
ADAPTED TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
You can program modern external venetian blinds to your daily routine.
They can be automatically pulled up or down in the evening, adjusted
to your children’s nap time or a given season of the year. Blinds can
also create the impression of household members being present during the holidays or a long delegation. This is an additional aspect
of security that you should consider.
CONTROL METHODS DEDICATED TO EXTERNAL VENETIAN BLINDS:
– Radio control – allows you to control the blinds using wall transmitters or portable remote controls.
– Bidirectional radio control – a convenient and intuitive solution that allows the investor to control the blinds also from a smartphone or tablet. Messages about the current system status appear in the application.
– Wired control – external venetian blinds alike, key switches or switches with a built-in timer are mounted on the wall.
An additional and indispensable device that helps in safe use of external venetian blind, ensures their proper functionality and protects the structure against damage is a wind sensor. The blind rolls up after exceeding set parameters.
Smart systems will support wired or wireless controllers selected for you:
SETTING ADDITIONAL POSITION OF YOUR BLINDS
The option allows for stop your blinds at any height (e.g. half open). Depending on the individual preferences of your household members, you can pull up or down your blinds to the favoured position.
They allow to adjust to changing weather conditions, for example – wind, rain or sunlight – by easy changing the position of the blinds.
SIMULATION OF FAKE PRESENCE IN THE HOUSEHOLD
This function relies on an automatic, time-programmable scenario for individual blinds and can be used while you are away. Thanks to this function, our home effectively discourages potential burglars.
If you want to take full advantage of wide range of automation options and learn how to adapt it to your needs contact an expert when choosing external venetian blinds. Remember that after
making the final decision, the seller should give you a schematic drawing necessary for the preparation of the electrical wiring.
EXTERNAL SHUTTERS – EFFECTIVE PROTECTION, AESTHETICS AND DISCRETION
Outdoor roller shutters have excellent thermal insulation properties, which can be highly appreciated in winter. They allow you to reduce expenses related to heating your home as the most of heat escapes
through the windows that – even as much a dozen or so percent! The space between the window and the lowered shutter creates thermal insulation, i.e. airbag. As a result, the heat stays inside the building, which measurably translates into bill amounts, reducing heating expenses by up to several percent. Outdoor roller shutters also protect against noise.
The decision on purchasing shutters is best taken at the design stage of the house. Some roller shutter models require including them in the design and prior preparation of window openings. It is necessary to use the appropriate shape of the lintel in which the roller shutter box is mounted. This is the case with built-in shutters, ideal for energy-saving or passive houses. Their advantage is the possibility of
building in the roller shutter box in a way that completely eliminates thermal bridges.
BUILT-IN SHUTTERS WITH PVC INSPECTION COVER
This roller shutter model allows for the use of LED backlight over the entire width of the box.
Thoughtful, compact design, which was created from a combination of two different materials – aluminium (box, guides and shell) and PVC (inspection cover). This hybrid built-in roller shutter is a rigid and functional bottom profile construction, to which the revision cover is „clicked” into place, does not require additional screws or rivets and is matched in colour or veneer to the rest of the frames. PVC inspection cover gives exceptional rigidity even with very large widths and dimensions of the shutters.
If the house is already finished and the windows do not need to be replaced, the best solution is to install facade shutters. They are mounted on the wall, above the window recess. This installation method does not require prior planning in the building design, and the shutters can be adapted to all types of windows. The roller shutter box can be painted into one of over 200 RAL colours or veneered (KALIMA RS), thanks to which it is an aesthetic element of the house.
Another type of shutters is ideal for a house at the shell state where shutters were not designed. Window shutters are mounted in the recess together with the window. They can also be installed when renovating and replacing windows. Similarly as in the case of built-in shutters – the box of shutters can be concealed under plaster after installation. In the case of window shutters, remember to reduce their size by the height of the roller shutter box when purchasing windows.
There is no doubt that automatic shutters have become a standard. They provide comfort, facilitate energy saving and improve the effectiveness of anti-burglary protection. It is worth to take full advantage of the wide range of options for automation and adjust its capabilities to your own needs.
TYPES OF MOTORS FOR SHUTTERS
The motors for external roller shutters are placed inside a steel roller shaft, on which the shell is tilted up when the roller shutter is lifted. Drives differ among others regarding their power, which depends on the size and weight of the shutter, control method, as well as the method of setting the so-called roller shutter end positions (places where the shutter stops when it is fully raised or lowered). When choosing motors for roller shutters, it is worth paying attention to whether they are equipped with so-called detection function. It stops the roller shutter motor as soon as increased resistance is detected. This protects the motor against overload and the roller shutter from damage, e.g. when the shell freezes.
Radio-controlled engines must be equipped with receivers, i.e. devices receiving signals from the transmitter. If we choose remote control from the beginning, the seller will advise us engines with a built-in radio. If you change the control method from wired to radio one, you will need to buy separate receivers. They are usually mounted in a flush-mounted box under the switch.
– Wired control – shutters are controlled with key switches or switches with a built-in timer mounted on the wall.
– Radio control – allows you to control the shutter using wall transmitters or portable remote controls.
– “Mixed” solution – key switches at each roller shutter are connected to a remote control that supports the whole group of blinds.
Depending on the manufacturer and type, wired and wireless controllers can be equipped with many additional options:
SETTING ADDITIONAL ROLLER SHUTTER POSITION
The option of setting roller shutters at any height (e.g. half open), which depends on the individual preferences of the household members, and then pulling the blinds up and won in line with such arrangements.
For example – wind, rain or sunlight; it can change the position of the shutters according to weather changes.
FAKE HOUSEHOLD PRESENCE
This feature is based on the automatic, programmed movement of shutters – copying the user’s natural behaviour by recording for a certain time each manual opening and closing of the shutters, and then replaying the resulting scenario.
What to pay attention for when ordering shutters?
It is worth learning more about their construction to make a conscious decision.
After disabling the alarm, the burglar faces a shutter, which can be strengthened with additional security elements. We have several solutions to choose from, and their selection depends on the type of shutters you have chosen.
In roller shutters with electric drive, these are so-called antipush up hangers which are the items installed inside the box. They provide a rigid connection between the drive shaft and roller shutter shell, which prevents the shell from being lifted and raised from the outside.
Shutters with manual drives can be equipped with two types of security mechanisms. The first of them is the most commonly used and does not require additional maintenance – it is an automatic bolt. As the name suggests, when closing roller shutter steel bolts located in the bottom slat automatically lock in the
guides. The mechanism is designed so that to unlock it, shell lifting must start from the drive side. Otherwise the bolts will remain in the guides preventing the shell from being lifted from the outside.
The second, alternative solution is a bolt lock located in the bottom slat. It is operated it with a key, and its locking mechanism works in the same way as the one found in the automatic bolt.
The obstacle detection function built into electric drives is designed to protect both its users and the device. When an obstacle is detected, the mechanism retracts the shell and in the case of freezing it stops the engine.
INTEGRATION WITH ALARM
Shutters with electric drive can cooperate with intelligent instal- lations – alarms and group control. They can also work indepen- dently, simulating the presence of household members.
ANTI-PUSH UP HANGERS
Perfect protection against lifting the shell from the outside,
available in roller shutters with electric drive.
It locks the shell after it has been fully pulled down and unlocks
when being opened with a tape or string. Used in roller shutters
with manual drive.