With the kind of climate we have in Perth, keeping ourselves comfortable indoors means dealing with the sun. Left to its own devices, this wonderful natural phenomenon fills living and working spaces with a level of heat that is both unhealthy and counterproductive.
Too much light is not good, either. It affects our eyes, makes us quint and that in turn can lead to wrinkled skin, even if we haven’t actually been out in the sun.
Then there’s noise: part of making a living or working space a nice place to be is controlling the noise level, and if you’ve got traffic on your doorstep or someone nearby is using an angle-grinder or a bandsaw, or even filling the air with their favourite music, which you don’t want to hear, outdoor roller shutters can block out much of that too.