How Bushfire Shutters Protect Your Home

by admin on March 10, 2017 in Bushfire Shutters

Australia’s hot, dry climate means the country is prone to bushfires during the warmer months. And studies show that bushfire frequency is increasing. The number of bushfires per week in Australia increased by 40 percent between 2008 and 2013 (NASA satellite data) and experts predict it will continue to increase.

Security Integrated Shutters are a great investment to defend your home against bushfires.

Protect Against Radiant Heat to Prevent Glass Cracking
Our bushfire shutters help protect against flying embers, debris, and glass from cracking. In a bushfire, the most vulnerable part of your property is the windows. Security Integrated Shutters’ bushfire shutters keep your windows concealed and protected against radiant heat which can cause windows to break. Our BAL-40 shutters provide radiant heat shielding up to 40kwm2.

Provide BAL-40 Protection
Security Integrated Shutters are BAL-40 meaning they provide nearly the maximum bushfire protection available. They were tested by the CSIRO (Report #FSZ1379) and comply with Australian Bushfire Construction Standard AS3959-2009 (Clauses 3.7 & 8.5.1).

In the Australian Standard AS3959, they have classified different bushfire intensity levels that a home may experience during a bushfire. These are referred to as Bushfire Attack Levels, or BALs for short. There are six bushfire attack levels in total.


Heavy Duty Strength
Security Integrated Shutters are made from high quality, strong aluminium alloy. They are made with a commercial grade double wall extruded profile for heavy duty strength and extreme heat protection. Our shutters are finished in high quality power coated finish for maximum abrasion resistance. This helps to make them more flame resistant to protect the structure of your home.

Made for Australian Conditions
At Security Integrated Shutters, all of our shutters are designed and manufactured right here in Australia with Australian weather conditions in mind. They are made to be durable against storms and bushfires. Our expert team will come to your premises to professionally install them.

If you’re in a bushfire prone area, bushfire shutters are not only a great investment but they may just save your property and home. Contact our team today for a free online quote for bushfire shutters.