What are roller shutters and why do we use them?

Roller shutter doors and windows are an excellent way of protecting your business from all sorts of potential dangers; whether that’s the weather, those looking to break into your warehouse or perhaps even in-house inefficiencies.

Roller shutters can be used for a whole realm of different applications such as doors for garages, schools, prisons, vans, kitchens and warehouses. In some countries the roller shutter can be subsidised by local governments as part of security benefit schemes – the rewards are numerous.

Areas that frequently experience poor, inclement weather are in particular need of roller shutter as they can protect windows against any possible hail damage and provide another method of heat insulation.

Let’s show you the main types of Roller Shutters:


If energy conservation and protection against the weather is important to you then insulated roller shutters are the best best. As a bonus they also protect against extreme noise and offer a high level of security.

Industries that tend to use insulated roller shutter include warehouses, garages, spray paint booths, storage facilities, factories, car ports and many more.

See our range of Insulated Shutters.


Industrial roller shutters can come in all shapes and sizes with a high gloss finish to maintain a professional, secure look. They are most suited to shopping malls and large industrial buildings as they are much more flexible and have a high quality design that can be tailored to requirement.

Industrial roller shutters are often fitted with extra security systems and locking bolts to ensure a high level of security and protection. They can be mounted either internally or externally to prevent vandalism or unauthorised access.

See our range of galvanised steel Industrial Shutters.


Commercial roller shutters are made from industrial and commercial properties. They are often created with galvanised steel to ensure that they are rust proof and weather proof.

Commercial roller shutters are most recognisable as they are well suited to warehouses and shop fronts, though they can be used at general purpose properties also.

See our range of High Speed Shutters.

sara LBS is a total package provider and can design and install loading bay solutions, from single products such as dock levellers, scissor lifts and loading doors, through to complete loading docks, as well as dedicated after sales support thanks to its nationwide repair and maintenance network. We have extensive sector expertise and provide total packages that are tailored to meet all your needs and if you’d like to find out more about who we are and how we work, please get in touch.


sara Loading Bay Specialists supply, install and maintain loading bay equipment for manufacturing, warehouse loading and distribution networks, also high speed doors and roller shutter doors for industrial, production line, cleanroom and food processing applications. Its high speed range of ‘Sprint’ fast action doors offer quick opening speeds and improved safety for internal and external applications.

sara LBS have been supplying, installing and maintaining high speed doors for over 30 years, priding themselves on their quality of workmanship, dedication to customer service and reliability of installation. If you’d like to get in touch to discuss our High Speed Doors, please contact us or call us on 01442 245577

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