Protect yourself with bushfire rated window shutters
Many of us dream of getting away from it all and moving to the country. Wide open spaces, peace and quiet, living in harmony with nature. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?
The problem is that along with the positives of rural life come some pretty big negatives. One of the most serious and realistic of these is the threat of bushfire.
Whether you live on a rural property in the middle of nowhere or an acreage on the fringes of one of our big urban centres, if you’re surrounded by bush, you’re quite literally in the line of fire.
Bushfires have always have been part and parcel of life in Australia. In fact, they’ve helped to shape the ecology and landscape of the continent. But today, the threat from bushfires is higher than over due in part to the effects of climate change.
According to the Climate Council, climate change is already increasing the risk of bushfires in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The fire season is starting earlier and lasting longer, with dangerous fire weather extending into Spring and Autumn. Not only are fires likely to be more frequent, they’ll also be more intense leading to an inevitable increase in damage to rural properties and the threat to human life.
There are a number of steps you can take to protect your loved ones and your property. The first and most important is to understand exactly what the level of risk is to your home. The NSW Rural Fire Service provides a number of tools on its website to help you with this, including the Bushfire Prone Land Tool, designed to help you assess whether you live in an area prone to bushfire. There’s also plenty of information on the site about practical steps you can take to protect your property.
Along with the more obvious actions like keeping the immediate area around your home clear of combustible material, you should also give serious consideration to installing high quality bushfire rated shutters.
Properly measured, fitted and installed by SIS experts, these specialised shutters provide an extra level of home protection that could prove the difference between minor and catastrophic damage in the event of a bush fire.
Tested by the CSIRO, SIS fire shutters are bushfire rated to Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) A40. (click here to find out more about BAL) and comply with Australian Bushfire Construction Standard AS3959-2009 (Clauses 3.7 & 8.5.1).
They’re constructed of high quality, strong aluminium alloy and feature a commercial-grade double wall extruded profile for heavy-duty strength and extreme heat protection.
Specifically designed for domestic and commercial windows and doorways and commercial shop fronts, bushfire rated aluminium shutters from SIS offer the protection and peace of mind your family deserves.
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