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Roller shutter doors are a great addition to a range of retail and residential spaces, from serving as secure garage doors to being the outer layer of a shop front.

However, like most door types, there is not a single set of roller garage doors that will suit every single project.

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Whether you are looking for security roller shutters that can protect your shop from theft or just need a reliable garage door that makes it easy to park up, finding the best roller shutter garage doors can be trickier than it might sound.

At Shop Fronts, we offer a huge range of roller shutter doors for various projects and purposes, with a core focus on installing the perfect shop fronts for any commercial or industrial space. Contact us today for a free quote.

Roller Shutters Cost

The average cost of a new roller shutter door installation can range from £300 to over £1500, depending on the project.

There can be a lot of factors that go into the overall cost, some of which will have a bigger impact on the price tag than others. This includes elements like:

If you are interested in a specific kind of shutter door but do not know what costs to expect, get in touch with our expert team today!

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We can offer a detailed price quote on a wide range of door designs, taking into account anything that might alter the total cost of the project.

Types of Roller Shutter Doors We Offer

While many people see all roller shutter doors as the same kind of roller garage doors that you would expect in a residential home, there is actually a huge variety of door types out there.

Not only are there vastly different garage door mechanisms to choose from, but entirely different garage door designs that are meant for dramatically different things.

Here are some of the more notable roller shutter garage doors on the market, as well as the unique quirks that make them suited to specific roles.

Electric Roller Shutters

Electric roller garage doors use electrical systems to open and close with a simple remote control button press. While they need to be professionally installed, their remote-controlled design makes them very convenient.

These are often the perfect garage door options since the remote control allows the homeowner to open and close the roller garage door from within their car.

These remote control doors are also quite common in certain shop fronts since they remove the need to manually lift the door every single time.

Security Roller Shutters

Security roller shutters are a type of roller shutter door that acts as a barrier to deter thieves. They are usually made to measure for a very tight fit and are designed for durability and quality first and foremost.

Unlike most roller shutter doors, these security roller shutter doors are meant primarily as a security measure.

The high product quality means that a well-manufactured security roller can prevent break-ins for a long, long time.

Industrial Roller Shutters

Industrial roller shutter doors are generally just tougher and larger-scale roller shutter doors, usually featuring additions like a rubber seal or safety edge to make them safer in an industrial context.

The exact specifications can vary heavily, depending on where they are installed.

Features like a courtesy light and obstructed headroom markings are often manufactured into the overall design and installed along with it.

Since they serve as an opening in an industrial space, these roller shutter garage doors have to be as safety-focused as they are practical.

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Internal Roller Shutters

Internal roller shutter doors are designed for use inside a building, and either use regular roller garage door designs or a slat-like option that lets in more light.

They are often quite versatile, with a single curtain roll acting as both a security method and a way to physically separate larger spaces.

While they are not usually a replacement for existing doors, these curtain roll doors are often installed as emergency options.

Being able to quickly lock down your house with heavy curtain roller doors can protect your property from theft or other potential problems.

External Roller Shutters

Exterior roller shutter garage doors are any standard shutter that is installed outdoors.

These are more likely to be insulated roller shutters or to be designed to resist harsh weather and are often used as a first line of defence for keeping your property locked down and safe.

Again, these do not replace an existing door in most cases, but they can supplement a standard door with an insulated and secure garage door-like curtain.

Commercial Roller Shutters

Commercial roller shutter garage doors are used for storefronts, with a larger average curtain roll size than other door types and a greater focus on security.

These roller doors are meant to come down over a smooth vertical opening and lock tight to a bottom slat, blocking attempts to break in.

These doors are usually made-to-measure designs and can be even larger depending on the gap they need to fill. They are often very high-quality, which makes them excellent value for shop owners.

Roller Shutter Doors Benefits

Roller garage doors and shutters are incredibly versatile, depending on the design that you choose. Typical roller garage doors will offer benefits such as:

Deters Intruders

A garage door can usually be locked down onto a bottom slat (or just locked in general) for excellent security. As long as the manual override is hidden, would-be thieves are forced to break in directly or go around, which wastes a lot of time.

This usually deters theft as a whole. Most criminals, when confronted with a secure garage door or sealed shutters, will look for a different property to target instead of hunting for another opening.

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If intruders are dead set on breaking into your property, locking down an obvious opening makes it much harder to get inside.

Once locked, even a standard garage door can be impossible to lift, forcing an intruder to find another opening or breakthrough directly while you get help.

Beyond theft and home intrusions, a garage-style shutter door can be used to completely lock down a certain part of your property.

A brick-and-mortar shop front can be sealed up for the night, and an industrial space can be closed off to keep equipment safe.

Weather Protection

The right kind of made-to-measure and insulated door will block bad weather and regulate temperature. This means that you can protect a car, shop front or even industrial equipment from bad weather conditions.

Fire Protection

Many roller garage doors are used as a fire suppression method. When brought down and sealed, internal shutters can cut off the fire before it spreads and might even starve it of oxygen in the right circumstances.

By confining a fire to a much smaller “box”, it can be taken care of with less risk to the rest of the property (and the people in it).

Easy to Use

As long as nothing can block garage door mechanisms, like an awkwardly placed meter or fuse box, most roller garage doors are incredibly easy to use.

A typical single-skin garage door can be used almost immediately after installation. A remote-controlled garage door is even more straightforward, letting you raise and lower it without even getting out of your car.


Many garage door models can be installed with insulation, providing better temperature regulation.

This makes them useful for an even greater range of purposes, such as keeping an industrial space within a certain temperature range.

Hard Wearing

Most shutters are meant to be durable and sturdy and can resist a lot of wear and tear. This makes them great for protecting anything underneath and means that good-quality shutters will not need to be replaced often.

Protects Shop Front

When used to cover a shop front, shutters can protect the surface from scratches and cracks overnight.

Even if nobody is trying to break in, a shutter can prevent a wide range of casual damage or accidental chipping.

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Professional Appearance

The shutters look clean and professional. This gives them a lot of aesthetic value in commercial and industrial spaces.

More importantly, this can also be useful for keeping people away when a space is closed down. People are more likely to respect a serious-looking shutter and keep their distance.

Bespoke Designs

Most shutters are straightforward enough that bespoke versions can be created.

This makes it easy to get shutters marked with particular logos or built to a specific size.

Roller Shutter Repairs

Roller shutters are durable, but they can eventually break down if misused or poorly maintained. Full repair work can be as simple or as complicated as the shutter design itself and the level of damage that needs to be fixed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Roller Shutters Worth It?

Roller shutters are a great way to seal up a space, whether it is somewhere to park your car off the driveway or a space to store tall vehicles in an industrial setting.

They also work very well as security doors and are used by many UK shops as their first line of defence.

Which Rolling Shutter is Best for shop fronts?

Security roller shutters are the best option for shop fronts.

Shop fronts do not need to let cars park on the other side, so they can afford to be a relatively small size.

However, the best security shutters are high-quality designs that can protect the property behind them, usually by being impossible to lift and hard to break through.

Which Colour is Best for Shop Shutter?

The best colours for shop shutters are grey or black.

Sometimes with a marked safety edge or shop logo painted on.

This can cause people to naturally notice the shutters as a boundary, preventing them from trying to pass into a space that they clearly should not be.

What Type of Shutters Last the Longest?

Aluminium shutters are the longest lasting.

A typical shutter can last for decades before breaking as long as it gets regular maintenance.

This means that there is not a single option on the market that will last the longest.

Our various high-quality shutters are designed to last as long as possible, using a range of design techniques and material choices to extend the lifespan of each installation.

Do Roller Shutters Deter Burglars?

Having roller shutters can deter a large portion of opportunistic thieves.

Most thefts are done without a full plan, so locking down a shop front will usually make a would-be burglar leave to find another target.

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How Hard Is It to Break Into Roller Garage Doors and Shutters?

Roller shutters are very difficult to break into and are effectively impenetrable to small-time thieves.

Properly designed security shutters are often a go-to security method for keeping a space sealed up and secure in the long term.

What is the Alternative to Roller Shutters?

Security grilles and security mesh are alternative products to shutters.

They offer a lighter option that lets more light through. While these are sometimes better in specific situations, they sacrifice the heavy-duty protection of a shutter for smaller and less practical benefits.

Are Roller Shutters a Fire Hazard?

Roller shutters often create enough of a tight seal to stop fires from spreading past them or at least massively delaying the spreading flames.

This makes them quite a common fire safety option in larger properties.

Do Shutters Cause Damp?

Shutters do not cause damp.

When sealed tight, shutters can actually prevent dampness from spreading into a space.

Weather-resistant shutters are very good for regulating humidity and temperature between two areas.

What is the Difference Between a Roller Garage Door and a Shutter?

A roller door uses a single curtain of light-gauge steel, while shutters use multiple steel slats.

The two are very similar in many aspects, but roller doors are slightly lighter-duty and more flexible overall.

Is it a Legal Requirement to Service Roller Shutter Garage Doors?

If a shutter has been placed in an area where the public can pass through freely, then it needs to be serviced at least once per year.

Obviously, you want to service security doors on a regular basis anyway, just to ensure that they will not fail you when you need them most.


We offer a huge range of shutter door models for clients across the UK, balancing a fair price and great quality.

As a leading supplier of these roller door systems, our expert team can supply a wide variety of CE-marked doors for various spaces and properties.

Whether you want a security system to seal up a roof space or a door that you can safely park tall vehicles behind, we act as a leading supplier of these shutters and rollers, making sure to achieve CE mark certification with every product we produce.

If you want to know more about what we can offer, get in touch with our team for a detailed price quote and some in-depth advice on what might suit your property the best.

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