“Louvres” or louvre windows, are an old standby for many Perth area homes. Louvre windows are versatile and are very helpful in ventilating a home. When executed correctly, they can lend a unique aesthetic to a home, combining modern and retro effects.
Louvres are more popular in the North because of their ventilation properties, but have gained popularity in Perth as the climate has become warmer. They are especially popular in communities near the ocean where a seabreeze is usually present.
Louvre windows are horizontal pieces of glass that are attached to a timber frame. They lie flat and “open” when adjusted like blinds on a pulley system. They can be adjusted for small amounts of breeze or opened all the way for maximum air movement. They can also be called “shutters,” “Jalousie windows” or “Louvers,” depending upon where you live.
Where are Louvre Windows Used?
The traditional use for louvre windows was the kitchen. Their main strength is that they allow ventilation during rain without letting water in through the window. In the days before air conditioning was popular, kitchens were the room that needed ventilation the most, so most louvre windows were there. Now, many houses use louvre windows in every room to create more effective cross ventilation.
For those who don’t want to use the air conditioning 24/7 throughout the spring, summer and fall, louvre windows are a great way to ensure effective circulation of cool air through your home.
Why Our Louvre Windows are Better than Traditional Louvres
At the Fremantle Door & Window Company, we build all of our doors and windows by hand from the best timber. They are designed by one of our expert builders to fit perfectly into your home. We use glass that is locally sourced. Our doors and windows insulate efficiently, seal perfectly and help your home stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
To learn more, call us today: 1300 308 323.