Rolling shutters are a favorite with commercial and residential property owners in Chicago for a reason. These protect your property from blizzards, cold winds, varying temperatures, and a lot more. Noise from traffic and noisy neighbors are irritating when they happen and these shutters help insulate against these noises. Rolling shutters have been favored in Europe for a long time and for the past six to seven decades they have spread across America. These shutters are also a hit in towns and cities that face the hazard of hurricanes. These shutters are ideal for crime prevention and this is the reason why shopkeepers and store owners prefer rolling shutters.
Rolling shutters are made from aluminum, placed in a housing at the top of the opening when not in use and can be operated manually or through an electrical motor. If installed during the construction phase, these shutters can be integrated into the window as a single unit. These shutters can also be made from extruded pvc. Care should be taken to ensure minimum distance between the shutter and window pane. It also goes without saying that if you plan on installing these shutters then see that the product you intend to use complies with the Chicago building code.