Most properties, whether they are your average residences or large sprawling companies with multiple warehouses, tend to want to insure and secure themselves from the possibilities of burglaries. Insurance against such kinds of occurrences has become a norm for most homeowners and property owners. In most regions of the world, it might make perfect sense to stop there when it comes to protecting your home. However, there are plenty of regions where this is definitely not enough of a measure – unless you want your house to burn down somehow.Yes – insurance and protection against fire hazards is also something most individuals should be looking into. As you would know, most houses in the developed countries are built according to fire safety regulations, with fire exits and the like, fire alarms, sprinklers and all the basic necessities. Technically, these measures are plentiful for regions where a fire is a man-made event, the result of an accident. However, when it comes to the drier regions of the world, man-made fires are the least of worries to most individuals. In fact, there is a much greater chance of a fire being the result of hot dry winds and blistering temperatures that cause trees to spark up and ignite flames than there is of an individual accidentally inviting a fire in these regions.
Fire rated roller shutters are one of the basic lines of defence of the properties in these localities.As you would know, man-made fires usually start from within the home (or other building), meaning there is little in the way of the fire to envelop the entire building and its fittings and fixtures into large leaping flames. However, when it comes to wildfires and bushfires, these start from the outside – and if you did not know, most buildings are built to withstand fires from the outside. The only reason why the fires make their way into a property is the windows: the extreme heat – either from the fire, or an ongoing heatstroke – can easily crack and break the windows. This gives the fires an inlet into a property, where plenty of flammable articles, such as upholstery, are present.
A fire rated roller shutter basically eliminates this possibility by shielding the window with a heavy-duty metal guard capable of withstanding the high temperatures, thereby preventing the creation of an opening for the flames.
Accordingly, if you also live in a drier locality, it might make sense to invest in these shutters to protect your windows from excessive temperatures. Even if a fire does not make their way through, you can still protect your windows from heatstroke, after all!