How Installing Roller Shutters Reduces Your Carbon Footprint


Without a doubt, climate change is happening at a tremendous rate, and even with the most stringent of regulations, many scientists are fearing that we are nearing the tipping point. The fact is that there has never this much carbon in the atmosphere in 450,000 years! Scientists around the world have concluded that this dramatic rise in carbon levels in the atmosphere is the direct result of humans, and our torrid love affair with fossil fuels.

Even for those skeptical of the data collected by NASA and other governmental institutions, the chance to save money while reducing your carbon footprint is always a great idea.

Most of our prospective clientele aren’t immediately aware that buying and installing Talius aluminum rollshutters can reduce your carbon footprint. Of course, when you think about it, the how is pretty self-explanatory. Rollshutters, sometimes called roller shutters or security shutters, are very good insulators. A study was done by the Canadian National Research Council. Their findings were that Talius Rollshutters and Habitat Screens were the most efficient at reducing heating and cooling costs.

Other conclusions were:

  • The annual energy performance of a house is relative to the thermal and solar performance of its windows, and overheating of homes in summer is a trend that is expected to continue due to the effects of climate change.
  • Energy use for the cooling and heating of homes accounts for 63% of the total energy consumption of Canadian households.
  • Moisture condensation on windows is not unusual in Canadian homes, and the associated health risks from mildew growth.

Talius Rollshutters work in the summer by stopping solar heat and glare from reaching the windows of your home. Naturally, this reduces solar heat gain, and stops the need for excessive use of expensive air conditioning units. In the winter, rollershutters are efficient in keeping the heat in, and can increase the general room temperature by an average of 4˚ Celsius at night. All of this reduces our reliance on fossil fuels and will reduce your carbon footprint.

Talius has been a provider of quality security shutters for over 30 years. We are an industry leader in the manufacturing and installation of security shutters, and roller shutters. Our products are designed and made to the highest standards to give our clients peace of mind from the elements and crimes of opportunity.

Contact Talius today for a quote here, or call us at 1 (800) 665 5550 with your questions.

Data collected from Galasiu, A. D., and A. Laouadi. “Field Preformance of Solar Shadings for Residential Windows: Winter and Summer Reults.” NRC-IRC Report B3243.2 (2008): n. pag. National Research Council Canada, Institute for Research in Construction.


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