Roll shutters were developed in Europe over 80 years ago. Originally, this product was intended as an energy efficient window treatment.
As WWII progressed in Europe, roll shutters became a necessity for blackouts during the allied bombing raids. When air raid sirens alerted shop and homeowners that bombing was imminent, they lowered the roll shutters over their windows and doors. Thus, glass was protected from flying debris and lights could remain on inside their homes.
Since that time, roll shutters have become extremely popular not only in Europe, but around the world. In many European countries, such as Germany, Italy, France, Greece and Spain, roll shutters are a standard feature on homes and businesses.
Roll shutters are known as a versatile product. Whether your concern is energy savings, security, noise abatement or privacy, roll shutters by Hercules Shutter Systems are the “Solution”.
Hercules Shutter Systems are engineered to meet and exceed the most stringent building codes in the USA.
All components of Hercules Shutter Systems are designed, fabricated and installed to provide a smooth, quiet, and trouble-free operation.
Our products are custom-made to the exact dimensions of the windows and doors and are available in a variety of designer colors.
Our access to large inventory enables Hercules Shutter Systems to provide our customers with prompt and efficient delivery. Premium materials and state-of-the-art production equipment help us control important aspects of our product. Much of our success is due to our competent and dedicated staff providing the very best quality control and friendly customer service available today.
Hercules Shutter Systems Benefits:
Provides Security. In many cases it takes police up to 30 minutes to respond to an alarm, by then a thief is long gone with your valuables. Thieves look for an easy and fast way in and out of a building.
Privacy. When rolled down, there is complete privacy from the outside. No one can tell if you are home or not, and inside lights are blocked from view.
Control Noise. Hercules Shutters cut out 1/2 the noise from neighborhood noises, traffic, storms, etc.
Energy Savings. Hercules Shutter Systems also provide significant money savings by reducing home or business energy costs. Our Shutters give you a "dead air space" (the space between the window and the Shutter), which is the single most important aspect of insulation effectiveness. While the sun can produce temperatures through windows and glass doors, Hercules Shutter Systems eliminates 99% of the sun's rays from ever reaching them, saving up to 30% on the cost of cooling the interior space.
Conversely, 47% of heat loss occurs through these same openings. Hercules Shutter Systems provide an excellent barrier against this heat loss, utilizing the same "dead air space" that protects against heat and harmful UV radiation.
In these difficult economic times, rising crime is a constant threat. Securing your home is an emotional decision as much as it is a logical one. When we think of our home we think of our loved ones, spouses, parents, children, pets, our treasured property and our personal space.
Hercules Shutter Systems are an excellent way to protect your property from break-ins, vandalism, forced entry, theft and other related threats.
- According to the FBI, there were an estimated 2,159,878 burglaries in 2010.
- This is equivalent to one burglary every 12 seconds across the United States.
- Of all burglaries, 5% involved forcible entry.
- Burglaries of residential properties accounted for 9% of all burglary offenses.
- Victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property in 2010; overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,119.
The threat of break-ins is a worrying prospect, especially in higher-risk neighborhoods. So how does one adequately protect their property from threats? Hercules Shutter Systems reinforce your windows and doors and are an excellent way to maintain peace of mind in the face of these threats.
SECURITY | PRIVACY | COMFORT | PEACE OF MIND