Christmas 2017 – new roller shutter order cut-off date

The festive season is rapidly approaching – as is our cut-off for new roller shutter orders.   Wait…did you know we install new roller shutters?

We do!  Four of our customers know this too, and have lodged their orders this week for new roller shutters in Ferryden Park, Richmond, Thebarton and Dry Creek.  They will enjoy the privacy, security and climate control that roller shutters afford in time for Christmas!

If you’d like to join them and show off lovely new shutters to visitors these holidays, please contact us asap to get a free measure and quote – all orders need to be in by 4th December to guarantee installation before Dec 24th.

We’ll do our best to accomodate all orders – get in touch with us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  The process is easy:

  1. call us on 84473443 to make a 15 minute appointment for a measure up;
  2. the technicians (who install the shutters) will measure on-site and answer any questions
  3. the office will be in touch with your quote within a couple of business days.

What are you waiting for?  Get in touch with our elves today on 84473443!

Close the window before closing the roller shutter.

It’s officially a trend; this week we’ve been called every single day of the week to fix a roller shutter that has been closed onto an open window!

Homeowners with awning windows (windows that open outward, as opposed to sliding open) run the risk of damaging their motorised roller shutters by accidentally leaving an awning window too far open and then trying to close the shutter.  The open window will obstruct the roller shutter and prevent it from closing. If this happens, stop the shutter motor as soon as possible – more damage is done the longer the motor is left running.  Same if the shutter is closed onto any other obstruction, e.g. a broom handle.

Once the obstruction is removed, be wary as the curtain may fall down at high speed.  If there are any funny noises or the shutter refuses to open/move afterward, it’s time to give us a call on 8447 3443 for advice or a free quote to repair.

Helpful tips for homeowners with awning windows and roller shutters:

  • leave the windows open through the summer months (winter too if you’re brave!) to just short of where the roller shutter passes down. This gives you the benefit of air circulation without having to judge the distance every day.
  • if you have a remote control for your shutter and you’ve opened the awning window right out, remove the remote control from its cradle and place the remote near the open window.  Then when it’s time to close the roller shutter – you’ll have to find the remote by the window before you can close the shutter, jogging your memory that the window is open and needs to be closed!

Adelaide – batten down the hatches (and your roller shutters)

I hate repeating blog entries – but this has been a regular theme in Adelaide these last couple of months.

There’s a severe weather warning for damaging winds in the Adelaide metro area tonight, with possible thunderstorm and hail tomorrow.  Remember to either keep your roller shutters completely up or completely down and closed to help prevent damage to your shutters.  Since my last blog post we had multiple jobs fixing roller shutter curtains that had been blown away – our last replacement curtain for weather affected customers was only last week!

Stay safe everyone; if you run into any problems with your shutters give us a call on 84473443.

Roller shutter advice – windy weather

As I’m typing, Adelaide is being lashed with winds up to 60km per hour, with a possible thunderstorm developing throughout the afternoon.  Even if I couldn’t see the trees nearly bent sideways out the office window, I’d know there was wild weather in Adelaide judging by the number of panicked calls we’ve received today from people whose shutters have been blown off their walls.  Yep: blown – off – the – walls!

Just a little breeze

In weather like this where very heavy wind is hitting the home, we strongly recommend roller shutters be either completely rolled up, or completely rolled down.  Leaving a shutter partially rolled up provides an avenue for a gust of wind to funnel into and potentially lift the curtain – or the whole shutter – away from the wall.

Don’t be too worried though; roller shutters will generally only ever come away from the wall if they are oversize width-wise, have been left partially open in high gusts of wind, or have been very poorly installed.

If you have shutters affected by today’s weather please give us a call on 8447 3443.  We now have a few extremely busy days ahead however we will give you what advice we can over the phone and schedule a time asap to get out and have a look at any damage.

Roller shutters and bushfire safety

This is an older but still very interesting article by Ian Weir, Head of Landscape Architecture at Queensland University of Technology about building bushfire safe homes and roller shutters:

http://theconversation.com/we-can-build-homes-to-survive-bushfires-so-why-dont-we-35899

While perhaps not a concern for metropolitan Adelaide homes, we don’t have to travel far from suburbia to be in fire danger areas in this South Australia.  We can assist with bushfire rated roller shutters – if you have any queries please call (84473443) or email us (contactus@trsrc.com.au).

 

Roller Shutters before Christmas 2015 in Adelaide

An update for customers on our Christmas/New Year schedule – if you would like new roller shutters installed before Christmas 2015, we can take bookings up to the 4th December.  We apologise for the early date, however we have some advance bookings already in place and in order to guarantee installation by December 24th we will need all orders confirmed by 4th December.

Our open dates for repairs over Christmas/New Years in Adelaide will be published soon.

If you have any queries don’t hesitate to contact us on 8447 3443.

Upstairs roller shutter repair

We recently had some upstairs roller shutters to repair.  The second story wasn’t overly high as such; but the shutters were in an awkward position so we needed to break out some serious scaffolding:

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Great view! (Not the ocean – the roller shutters – nearly fixed and ready to roll!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to SA locals Grove Scaff for keeping our team safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broken roller shutter + cactus = a very happy customer

We’ve had a real run of positive customer feedback these past few weeks!  Here’s one example from a customer who was appreciative of our tech Rolando, who recently faced down an overgrown cactus to reach a roller shutter in need of repair…

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Ouch!  And so to thank Rolando for his enthusiasm and commitment to fixing her roller shutters, our appreciative customer sent across this lovely note – and a gift card!

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