Karen Strutynski says she is a true environmentalist. She drives a hybrid vehicle to save fuel and has a telescoping pool cover over the full length of her swimming pool to conserve water and heat the pool.
And for the second time in 14 years, she is now the owner of Rolladen Rolling Shutters, which have been installed on 17 doors and windows of her 2,500 square-foot single-story home in the south valley.
When Strutynski and her husband, Allan, purchased the home two years ago, the dwelling had solar screens. The couple decided to replace the solar screens with Rolladen Rolling Shutters, which consist of foam-filled aluminum slats.
The Strutynskis had Rolladens on their 3,200-square-foot home in Boulder City, where they lived for 14 years.
"I missed my shutters as soon as we moved into this home," Karen Strutynski said. "I didn't have my security anymore, nor did I have the ability to block the sunlight when I wanted. In addition, I found myself missing my protection at night."
An emergency responder with the Department of Homeland Security, she often sleeps during the day, so blocking the sunlight entering the home was a huge benefit, she said.
Equally as important is the fact that the Strutynskis have noticed a big savings in their power bill since the shutters were installed, she said.
"A year ago, my power bill was over $300," she said. "This year during the same period, it was less than $200. These things will pay for themselves in a matter of a couple of years."
Popular for more than 100 years in Europe, Rolladen Rolling Shutters were first introduced in Southern Nevada more than 20 years ago by Fran Minnozzi.
For more information call, 878-1072 or visit rolladenlv.com.