Sliding shutter

What is a sliding shutter?

Sliding shutters are window shutters located on the outside in front of a window opening to shade it. To open or close them, they are moved linearly.

The term “sliding” refers to the method of operation in which the sliding shutters are pushed to the side. This distinguishes them from hinged or pivoting shutters, which are not moved linearly but are folded or turned to the side to open. Since folding shutters are more common than sliding shutters, they are often referred to as window shutters.

In everyday language, the term sliding shutter refers to the curtain, i.e. the actual sun protection element. To distinguish between this, the term sliding shutter is used for the entire functional unit and the word “curtain” for the shutter itself.

Contrary to the definition described above, a sliding shutter cannot be used in front of a window, e.g. in front of balconies, and lose the direct reference to a window. As a rule, however, it also serves the purpose of sun protection there.

Another aspect, as with all sun protection, is the design value of the sliding shutter, which it offers due to its aesthetic and architectural properties.

In addition, the function can also be extended to other aspects through various options and technical systems. For example, a sliding shutter can positively influence the heat transmission or sound insulation values of a building opening. To a certain extent, it can also be used and upgraded as burglary protection. As a rule, however, the main focus is on the shading provided by the sliding shutter.

Glossary overview