Rolladen Rolling Shutters is one of Nevada Energy Star Partners' newest members and a platinum sponsor of the 2009 Nevada Energy Star campaign. The 25-year-old Las Vegas company was first marketed as a way to enhance home security, but the shutters also lower power bills by reducing and blocking heat in the summer, and enhancing heat retention in the winter, according to the company's founder, Fran Minnozzi.
"Rolladen Rolling Shutters were ahead of their time in terms of delivering green, energy conservation benefits," she said.
This multi-faceted rolling shutter lowers energy consumption as much as 64 percent, according to Minnozzi. In addition, she said, the shutters protect against carpets, drapes and furniture fading, block dust and pollen, decrease outside noises and protects against burglaries.
"The benefits of Rolladen Rolling Shutters are significant in terms of health, home comfort, protection of home interiors and energy conservation," Minnozzi said.
Rolladen Rolling Shutters feature foam-filled slats that are operated manually, electronically and even by remote control. They are used on the outside of windows and doors and are available in an assortment of colors to match home exteriors.
According to Minnozzi, the benefits are equally effective on both single-level and two-story homes.
"Regardless of your home style, the shutters optimize climate control and enhance peace of mind," she said.
"We generally see a big increase in our business when the summer hits. Obviously, the intense heat of a Las Vegas summer means homeowners are using more air conditioning, thereby significantly impacting their power bills. Rolladen Rolling Shutters are very effective in blocking out heat and pay for themselves within just a few summers.
"We have unending stories of customers who have experienced significantly lower power bills once their shutters are installed."
Rolladen Rolling Shutters has two locations in Southern Nevada. One is at 6168 W. Charleston Blvd., just west of Jones Boulevard. The second location is at 4405 Wagon Trail Ave., near Arville Street and Sunset Road in the southwestern valley. Offices are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday.
For more information, visit rolladenlv.com.
Now in its ninth year, Nevada Energy Star includes partners representing utility companies, builders and developers and manufacturers of energy-saving products.
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