ROLLER SHUTTER MEASURING GUIDE

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How To Measure Roller shutters

The window rolling shutters are installed in several configurations ( i.e. attached to fascia/eaves or just above the window) depending upon the type of the windows at your home. Detailed below are the most common scenarios of the window types installed in Australian homes. Our range of roller shutters offers a practical, affordable, and effective means of increasing security in a given space.  Please browse through the information provided below to guide you through the basics of roller shutter measurement and installation.

Scenario 1: The distance between the top of the window and the eaves/fascia is less than 300 mm

Height Measurement (in millimeters)

If the distance between the fascia and the window is less than 300 mm, the head-box/pelmet-box can be attached to the fascia. The total height of the shutter to be taken into consideration will be from the fascia to the window sill. Measure from both sides of the window and use the longest measurement as the final height.

Width Measurement (in millimeters)

Measure the structural opening (distance between the bricks) in mm. Take three measurements i.e. Top, Middle, and Bottom. Use the smallest of the three as the final width. According to these measurements calculate prices here

Scenario 2: The distance between the top of the window and the eaves/fascia is more than 300mm

Height Measurement (in millimeters)

If the distance between the fascia and the window is more than 300mm, customers can choose the positioning of the head box/pelmet box. The head-box can be mounted just above the window or up to the fascia. The price will vary according to the finished height of the shutter. We recommend mounting the head-box just above the window as it is unnecessary to go all the way up to the fascia. Add 250 mm to the window height to get the finished height.

Width Measurement (in millimeters)

Measure the structural opening (distance between the bricks) in mm. Take three measurements i.e. Top, Middle, and Bottom. Use the smallest of the three as the final width. According to these measurements calculate prices here

Scenario 3: The distance between the top of the window and the eaves/fascia is less than 300 mm

Height Measurement (in millimeters)

If the window is to the fascia, then the total height will be from the fascia to the window sill. The head-box in this case will cover part of the window which is unavoidable. The height of the window will determine the size of the head box. Measure from both sides of the window and use the longest measurement as the total height.

Width Measurement (in millimeters)

Measure the structural opening (distance between the bricks) in mm. Take three measurements i.e. Top, Middle, and Bottom. Use the smallest of the three as the final width. According to these measurements calculate prices here

Head-box sizes according to shutter height

If the total height is up to 1315 mm, then the head-box is 165 mm

If the total height is up to 1980 mm, then the head-box is 180 mm

If the total height is up to 2805 mm, then the head-box is 205 mm

If the total height is up to 3530 mm, then the head-box is 230 mm

Please pay much attention to some aspects when measuring roller shutter sizes:

Please make sure all the measurements are in millimeters.

If your doors or windows open outwards, could they be open when the roller shutter is installed? Add 300 mm to the total height, if there is space above the opening.

Do not forget that the roller shutter hangs down at least 55 mm into the guide rails, below the shutter box.

You need to measure the top, middle, and bottom within the reveal of the clear opening.

Guarantee that there is enough space for the roller shutter box and shutter guide rails on each side for on-wall installation(this is very important, otherwise, you can’t install your shutters).

Are there protruding door or window handles?

Top - The view of the roller shutter has been illustrated in this diagram. If the door or window handle is protruding out past the exterior wall, it will interfere with the operation of the shutter. There is no need to worry. We can supply or install a pair of Packers behind the guide rails which will overcome this problem. The packers are fixed to the wall and are custom-made according to the size required. The guide rails are then installed on top of these packers, allowing the shutter to be installed with enough space to provide the clearance for door handles. Color: The packers will be the same color as the rolling shutter or Guide rails. If customers want to choose a different color for packers, it has to be specified at the time of ordering. Cost: The packers required are not part of standard installation. If and when required, the additional cost is $38.50/meter including GST.

What if there is no window sill?

When the window roller shutter comes in a downward direction, it will stop and rest on the window sill. What if there is no window sill? If there is no window sill, we will supply and install a 50 x 24 mm angle. This angle is fixed to the Guide rails (tracks) from the front face, with 50 mm facing upwards and 24 mm facing inwards, thus providing the base for the roller shutter to stop and rest on. Color: The 50 x 24 mm angle comes in all the standard colors. Customers can choose the color to be the same as the roller shutter or Guide rails. Cost: The angles required are not part of standard installation. The 50 x 24 mm angle is sold at an additional cost of $16.50/meter including GST.
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Troy SpriggsTroy Spriggs
08:16 12 Feb 24
Thank you Sam it’s been a great experience working with you I’m looking forward to working with you as I do the whole house.
قيس الغريبقيس الغريب
11:12 10 Feb 24
His helpful and gentle and appreciate what he’s doing to help me
Rhees CowleyRhees Cowley
06:21 12 Jan 24
Very good service, product highly recommend.Very happy.
AdrianaAdriana
21:16 12 Oct 23
The team at OZ Roller Shutters are amazing. They are professional and efficient and really knowledgeable. They installed doors, grills and roller shutters at my home and I couldn’t be more happy with the work they have done. Highly recommended. Great quality product and excellent service.
SelinSelin
03:11 17 Aug 23
Sam and the team were accomodating to our needs. We were able to automate an old manually operated shutter which gave it longevity and avoided the need to change the entire unit. We also installed several new shutters and the units look and operate as expected. The team is professional and price transparently, I would recommend them
raja shekarraja shekar
13:46 13 Aug 23
I had a great experience with Ozroll shutters! Sam arrived on time to provide me a quote for all of my windows and a security door with pretty good competitive rate. Installation was also done on time in a single day with great care! Both Sam and Nav were professional, polite and very pleasant to deal with them. Installation was brilliant and now we feel our home is better insulated from both cold and heat. I would definitely recommend Ozroll shutters without second thought!
MTS FERNANDOMTS FERNANDO
09:08 06 Aug 23
The best business I have dealt with. Came to measure on the same day and they were able to make the shutters very quickly. Excellent work with installing and explaining care of them.They definitely keep the pride in their work as from the first point of call to the end of the install, they were fantastic. Really happy with the shutters and the quality of them are excellent. And they do not charge more than other businesses is the best thing. I checked other companies earlier and none of them could beat these prices.I will definitely use them again and also recommend them 100% with quality work and products.
BizmeisterBizmeister
10:53 17 Sep 22
We used Oz Roller Shutters in December 2020 to install 14 shutters. It was one of the best decisions we made with regard to our home. Having our first level balcony facing the west where the suns sets we suffered for a couple of years from rain and heat hitting our glass windows and glass sliding doors. Even though we had refrigerated cooling it was still very warm in the house because of the heat from the sun. When it would rain it would be terrible. Everything on the balcony would be soaked and the floor would be wet and slippery. None of the above happens now. Our house stays cool in summer and warmer in winter without using the central heating as much.With electricity and gas going through the roof its been a great investment in hindsightWe also had them installed on the ground level which makes us feel very safe. Pretty difficult for an intruder to come in when these heavy duty roller shutters are down. We cannot praise Sam Navi and their crew enough. They are so polite and willing to go that bit extra to make you happy. The reason I am writing this review so long after install is because we had another shutter installed recently and completely forgot to write a review after the initial install. We believe they look great but that's our opinion. They also have this great tool on their website where you are able to calculate how much it will cost you. I called other companies but found Oz Roller Shutters were much more competitive and consultative. Highly recommended.We chose black surroundings because our window frames are black but you can choose whatever you like.You won't be disappointed.
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