Plastic Shutter with an Externally Mounted Box
Externally mounted plastic shutters are in the greatest demand as they are very reasonably priced and have a number of advantages. They are suitable for installing on virtually any door and window and if necessary, they can be used for complete blockout, they provide good thermal insulation and are easy to operate, at the same time, a part of the external structure may be visible from the interior side, depending on the door or window, except for plastered models. Slats with a useful height of 37 mm are available in 15 colours, and a thermally insulated type is also available in white. The aluminium or iron box, fitted with a protective foil and powder coated during production, is available in 3 shapes.
White or brown side guides have a cross sectional dimension of 45 x 60 mm or 22 x 53 mm and may be fitted with a rubber insert to reduce noise. The belt is 16 mm in width and may be white, brown, grey or beige in colour. The belt is let through the door or window by means of roller assemblies that suit the specific installation environment. The rolled up plastic shutter is fastened with a mechanical assembly or an automatic belt tensioner mounted on or recessed into the wall.
Plastic Shutter with an Internally Mounted Box
Internally mounted plastic shutters have their boxes installed inside the wall and are as a result more aesthetic in appearance than externally mounted plastic shutters. It is possible to install a completely new system or replace the curtain in the existing box. For new installations, it is recommended to use box assemblies from German manufacturer Prix, which have excellent thermal insulation properties. An advantage of using plastic slats comes from the fact that they are much lighter than wooden ones, at the same time, the gaps between slats are smaller. The so-called maxi slats with a useful height of 55 mm are mostly required for replacing old wood shutters, and in such cases the original side guides and roll drums can usually be kept. 23 mm wide belts in white, grey or beige are availabe for manual operation. The rolled up plastic shutter is fastened with a mechanical assembly or an automatic belt tensioner, which is usually recessed into the wall.
Motors for Plastic Shutters
Similarly to aluminium shutters, plastic shutters using ROMA K37 slats fitted with stabilisers can also be operated by motors controlled by means of wall switches or RF systems (remote controls).
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