Rollshutters Vs. Screens: When to Use Each


Outfitting your home with Rollshutters and Habitat Screens can be a very big decision for any homeowner. However, how do you know which option is the best for your individual project? The answer lies in what your goals are when completed. Rollshutters and Habitat Screens often overlap with many of their core benefits and what they offer to your home but there are also many key differences that can help determine which is the best fit for your project. In this article, we’ll look first at some of the similarities and then offer insights into the differences to help you make your decision.

Similarities Between Rollshutters and Habitat Screens

Sun Protection

By design, rollshutters, when in the closed position will block out all light and is perfect for what is known as ‘blackout protection’. Rollshutters offer complete protection from the sun, similar to shutting a door.

Habitat Screens will also offer superior sun protection, but as they are made out of an exterior fabric material they offer sun protection which providing visibility. Habitat ScreensTM comes in varying fabric densities which offer protection from 90-95% of the UV rays.

Energy Efficiency

Both rollshutters and Habitat Screens are energy efficient products. They reduce solar radiation and its damaging effects on floors and furniture, heat loss through windows in the winter; and conversely, heat gain through windows in the summer. Both systems come either manual or motorized, giving you the control you need.

Insect Protection

Habitat Screens and Talius rollshutters give protection against flying and crawling insects that are trying to get into your home or outdoor living space. Naturally, both the screens and the rollshutters only provide bug protection when in the closed positions.


Habitat Screens are sometimes called privacy screens as they make it hard for people to see in your patio from the street during the day. It goes without saying that the denser the fabric used, the more private your patio or deck will be.

Rollshutters provide the best in privacy when they are extended. Rollshutters provide a solid and opaque barrier from the outside world, guaranteeing your privacy.

Differences Between Rollshutters and Habitat Screens


Habitat Screens are many amazing things, but they are not suitable for security protection. Aluminum rollshutters are the ideal solution against vandalism, break-ins, and other crimes of opportunity. Talius rollshutters are installed on the outside of windows and doors and can be customized to meet your exact requirements.

Storm Protection

Hurricanes, Nor’easters and storms can spell disaster for any property owner. Rollshutters are the answer for this need. Our rollshutters are built to last and withstand high winds and debris that can impact your windows and doors.


With Talius’ Habitat Screens, you can achieve sun protection without sacrificing your view. Habitat Screens are like sunglasses for your home, whereas with rollshutters you lose your view when they are not retracted.

Vandalism Protection

Energy efficient rollshutters protect against vandalism for your home, business, or institution. You can secure your property from acts of vandalism in just minutes by installing our superior aluminum rollshutters. If graffiti is a concern, you can protect your rollshutters against spray paint by having them coated with Anti-Graffiti Coating which allows owners to wipe away the paint.

Noise Reduction

Talius Rollshutters, when activated, insulate your home from heat, and other elements of nature. They can also reduce the amount of noise pollution entering the house and make your house soundproof as well.


Rollshutters create an effective barrier againstvandalism, break-ins and theft.

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