Most people usually have a shed or similar building at the bottom of their garden. Generally constructed from timber and with only a felt roof, it is no wonder they often become worn out and leaky. As such they are often of no more use than storing a few old plant pots inside.
Modern shed in comparison are far more heavy duty and will generally be constructed using a timber that has been pressure treated with a preservative. As an alternate material, many sheds are available in aluminium or even plastic but as they are not aesthetically pleasing have tended not to be very popular in the UK.
Regardless of the material it is constructed from, modern sheds offer the ideal environment in which to store a whole host of garden valuables such as lawnmowers and power tools. With this is mind, more often than not, the standard security a shed offers is simply not up to the task of protecting your property from thieves.
One simple addition to the shed that will ensure your belongings remain safe against even the most determined of burglars is to install roller shutter doors.
The design of a roller shutter door offers many advantages to the homeowner over a traditional side hinged door. The first benefit is the obvious security benefit. Thanks to dual locking bars and vertical operation, a roller shutter door is the ideal physical security barrier. Vertical opening offers good security because the door lath sits in the guides making it extremely difficult to pull the shutter curtain out of the guides. Additionally, because the roller door features no handle, there is no leverage point to aid breaking in.
Secondly, because the roller shutter opens vertically, it means the wind will not be able to slam the door shut. A number of injuries and accidents are reported each year where fingers have been broken due to the door slamming shut unexpectedly whilst accessing the shed.
In terms of appearance, because modern roller shutter doors are available in a wide range of painted colours or even wood grain laminated finishes, there is sure to be a colour to either complement the shed colour or help the shutter blend into the surrounding garden space. Either way, roller shutters suitable for domestic applications offer an aesthetically pleasing appearance whilst providing a really tough physical security barrier.
In addition to the obvious security benefits roller shutters offer, they can also be manufactured to include insulation. Proving insulation to the shed space will be beneficial to anyone keen to get the plants protected from the frost or for the gardener looking to germinate seeds early in the growing season.
Remember, good garden security is what is going to separate yourselves from the neighbours. A weak and vulnerable property is more than likely going to be targeted over a property that looks to have many good security precautions in place making roller shutter doors a really sensible security precaution.
For more information on a wide range of security products for the home be sure to visit www.rollerdoors.co.uk