At Fremantle Door & Window Company, we custom build a large variety of doors and windows. We use exterior grade, solid timber and weatherproof glass that is manufactured specially for us at our WA facility. There is one kind of window that is overshadowed by some of our more popular items but is still a great selection in certain conditions: louvre windows.
What are Louvre Windows?
Louvre windows are made up of a series of parallel slats of glass that go across the window. When they are closed, they are all flush against the frame. When they are opened, each slat opens at an angle that allows sunlight and fresh air to come in and lets you see out the window. Thanks to the angle, the slats keep rain from coming in. They can also keep direct, harsh sunlight out, only allowing indirect sunlight in.
Louvre windows have a wide opening capacity. They can be opened across the entire width of the window. Because the blades are adjustable, you can let in exactly as much breeze as you want. If you are cooling your home with the wind, you can tilt the louvres in a way that makes the air go upward to your ceiling.
Louvre windows are a lot easier to clean than other windows. You can clean both sides of each slat from inside. This is especially good for you if your window is on a second floor or higher because it keeps you from having to use a ladder to clean the outsides of your windows.
Highlight or Clerestory Louvre Windows
A lot of homes have short but wide louvre windows installed between head height and the ceiling. This allows warm air to escape. High louvre windows not only let air escape but provide great privacy and filter your light.
Call Fremantle Door & Window Company Today
To learn more about our windows or for a free design consult, call Fremantle Door & Window today: (08) 6500 6888.