Roller Shutter Door: Advantages, Disadvantages, Types and Usage

What is a Roller Shutter Door?

A roller shutter door or a roller door is a type of door containing much individual steel or aluminum horizontal slats hinged together. Mostly the door is raised to open it and taken down to close it. It is operated by rolling the slats around a barrel directly up or down with the help of either a spring or an electric motor.

Roller shutter doors are a very normally used type of door for either domestic, commercial, or industrial use and are usually specified and specified by their intended usage in the application. The advantage of a roller door is the vertical operation and compact nature of the door curtain when completely opened. The curtain is usually occupying a space depending on the height and type of curtain slat used. Nowadays roller doors are using some kind of electric motor as compare the cost of this is not really expensive instead other types of doors.

Advantages of Roller Shutters

  • Roller shutters are an ideal choice is preventing the place from burglars and thieves.
  • The roller shutters are made from durable and tough material.
  • The roller shutters are the very ideal choice if the windows are facing the streets.
  • Roller shutters increase the aesthetic look from inside and outside.
  • Where the weather is unpredictable the roller shutter is the best option.
  • Window roller shutters are especially useful for houses along the side of the road, as they can prevent outside noise from coming inside your house.
  • It provides safety against fire and burglars.


 Disadvantages of Rolling Shutter 

  • M.S. rolling shutter gets easily rusted.
  • Roller shutters are more difficult to clean.
  • Automatic roller shutters require regular maintenance.

Basic Issues with Roller Shutters

Roller Shutters are essential for any type of buildings and also a roller shutter is important for the safety and security of any buildings. There are some basic issues that can cause major problems with Roller Shutters if they are not properly maintained. Below are some basic problems.

Blockage in the Roller shutter

Blockage in the roller shutter rails is a common issue that can create roller shutter failure. If a roller shutter is moving slowly or has uneven movements, then it might be realizable there is an obstruction or dirt in the rails. It should clean immediately for the smooth functioning of a roller shutter.


These sensors manage the opening and closing of the roller shutters. If there is dust on the sensor it will not work properly and can affect the opening or closing of the shutter. Sensors can also be damaged so these sensors must be checked routinely.

Power Sources

In an electric roller shutter, problems with power sources are one of the most common problems. So it’s always better to check the power sources and connections on a regular basis. Loose connections can cause critical damages to the roller shutter and sometimes it might cause for short circuit.

Electric Motor

A faulty motor can cause major problems with roller shutters. If there is any type of unneeded sound in the electric motor then it indicates there is something bad with the motor which must be repaired on priority.

Types and Usage

Roller doors cover a multitude of uses and probably the most uses for any single type of door. They can be used for a huge variety of security roller shutters for doors, windows, and other openings can be for residential or commercial use.



Roller doors are used for garage doors in various types, steel or aluminum, manual or electric operated, and have become one of the most popular types of garage door. These are available in almost any color. Choose the right specification and have a very secure, reliable, and easy-to-use garage door protecting and providing excellent weather sealing.

Insulated roller doors are now very popular indeed in industrial and commercial applications but also in domestic garages. An insulated roller door is a great feature, especially when it is combined with a high-speed electric motor.

Insulated roller doors by their very nature also have greater strength in the curtain and close down better, with almost no noise from rattling in high winds like single skin steel roller doors will have in most cases. If your roller shutter door is exposed to high winds then always consider the benefits of a high wind rating from an insulated double skinned lath construction.

Commercial and Industrial roller shutter doors are usually defined by the use of a higher rated 3 phase electric motor and a far sturdier structure to the supporting end plates and side guides to withstand vigorous activity and also enable much larger sizes of the curtain to be used. If the roller door is to operate more than about 15 -20 times a day and is also large in width or height it will be recommended to use a 3 phase industrial specification motor.

Fire-rated roller shutters are commonly used in so many applications and are designed to prevent fire and smoke from spreading throughout a building. The curtain will be flame resistant and various levels of resistance are offered depending on the application and time for resistance specified.