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Over the years, as we have observed contractors working on our home, one thing has become clear: this is not easy work. Whether the contractor is replacing pipes, framing a new room, or installing flooring, they are always working really hard to get the job done. We admire this. Many other professionals could benefit from observing this work ethic. As soon as we realized how hard contractors work, we had to share that fact on the internet. In fact, there are lots of other facts about contractors that we feel are worthy of sharing, which is why we continue to post on this blog.


Choosing Between Interior And Exterior Rolling Shutters

Rolling shutters offer an additional level of security and privacy for establishments. These shutters can be used for everything from heavy doors for storage units to protection for stores that are closing for the evening. These shutters make it much harder for people to get into whatever building the shutters are on. For stores and offices, both exterior and interior shutters are options, and your choice depends on property regulations, safety concerns, and cosmetic desires.

Property Rules and Regulations

You'll first have to look at the rules and regulations of the property your establishment is on before choosing a type of shutter. If you're leasing a storefront in a strip mall, the mall management might prohibit exterior security shutters for cosmetic reasons. In that case, you'd have to put the shutters inside no matter what. However, if you're the owner of the building for a dental practice that's the only establishment on the lot, then you get to decide whether you want exterior or interior shutters.

When Vandalism Is a Concern

Determined vandals may smash or tag whatever they can find, including the shutters, but the shutters will not shatter, unlike any glass you have at the front of your building. If you are concerned about protecting windows upfront, for example, have the shutters installed on the exterior of the building (property rules permitting). The presence of the shutters may deter lower-level vandals who just want to break some glass, saving you from a big clean-up job.

Cosmetic Results

Exterior shutters are what you'd expect – very visible. Anyone coming up to your building can see them, and if they're closed, people know that you are not open. No one can try pulling on the door because the door is also likely behind those shutters.

Interior shutters are more subtle. People can still see the door and windows, and any information on them such as hours or your phone number. The overall impression is neater, but you might still have distracted people trying your door before they realize your establishment is closed. If you're not that worried about damage to the windows or door, interior shutters might be better if you want a tidy-looking storefront.

Keep in mind, too, that rolling shutters come in automatic and manual forms, and that might affect your decision, too. To learn more information about commercial rolling shutters, reach out to a company such as Nevada Rolling Shutter Inc.