Louvres Explained – What They Are And The Different Types Of Louvres
Louvres have definitely stood the test of time. In an era when construction needs to take into consideration environmental factors such as sunlight, wind, rain and privacy, louvres have become a popular choice of use.
Originating in the middle age where louvres were made out of crude materials, and evolving through the years to include intricate designs made of pottery and eventually reaching the point we are at today where our modern louvre designs include slats that can be opened and closed, using metal, glass, aluminium or wood.
Since the first louvre design was implemented, we have constantly been upgrading and altering the components of it to produce various functions such as heat control and ventilation. So, just how many different types of louvres are there and what are their purposes?
These louvres are specifically designed to absorb and reduce the noise pollution produced by plant rooms and air handling systems and are commonly used in commercial office buildings or manufacturing plants.
A purpose of screening louvres is to hide HVAC systems or unsightly equipment on top of buildings whilst supplying air passages to the machinery. They are commonly used in areas where rain penetration isn’t a worry or the area is concealed and unaffected by adverse weather conditions.
Rain Defence Louvres
This one seems pretty self-explanatory, but these louvres are used to create an air passage while protecting the area just past the room where the louvres are installed from rain penetration. When deciding on a rain defence louvre it is best to weigh up the level of rain defence and airflow class.
These louvres provide the maximum airflow to any building, regulating airflow. They are the most cost efficient but suffer from occasional weather penetration, as ventilation louvres offer minimal rain defence and high wind areas on the building surrounding the louvre needs to be taken into consideration.
Aluminium Balustrades has designed an advanced louvre system that can withstand wind speeds of up to 315kph and meets all the criteria of environmental agencies. Our very own Krypton Industrial Louvre System is not only aesthetically pleasing with smooth flowing lines, it is energy efficient, adjustable and considerably one of the strongest systems on the market that has been specifically designed to tolerate the varying weather of the Australian climate.
As we see above, there are many different purposes for louvres and a type of louvre for any function purpose on a building. This combined with the multiple options for designs and colours may leave you feeling a bit uncertain as to which louvre would be best suited for your building.
Get in contact with us today with an outline of your needs and we will assess the best louvre system for your project. We will take into consideration the functionality and aesthetic of your building to come up with a solution that meets all your construction requirements. Feel free to download our Krypton Industrial Louvre System brochure here