CSIRO Comments on fire protection using shutters

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Optimum protection is provided by shutters (hinged or roll-down) that are made from materials which are not combustible, such as aluminum or steel.

Windows are the most vulnerable features of a house exposed to bushfire attack. Shutters can provide superior protection for windows, including protection from objects carried by the wind. Shutters, however, need to be closed to be effective.

Optimum protection is provided by shutters (hinged or roll-down) that are made from materials which are not combustible, such as aluminum or steel. As well as protecting the glazing, shutters usually cover and protect window sills. This is of considerable advantage in the case of timber window sills which, like all horizontal timber elements of a house, are vulnerable to ember ignition.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”948″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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