Louvre windows are not as popular as they were at their peak, but they are still a great design option, depending upon what is most important for you. Here are some factors to consider when deciding if louvre windows are right for your home.
What are Louvre Windows?
These type of windows are made of locally-sourced, exterior grade timber and locally-manufactured glass. They consist of timber frames and horizontal glass slats. A crank is used to rotate the slats from the closed position, where they lay flat against each other to the open position.
Why You May Want to Buy Louvre Windows
These windows have a wide opening capacity. They open the entire width of the opening. This makes them efficient ventilators. The blades are adjustable to any angle from fully open to fully closed. This allows you to control how much air flows through the window and how well people can or can’t see in or out the window.
One of their more endearing features is that they are easy to clean. If you have louver windows on the second floor, you don’t need a ladder to clean them because both sides of the glass can be cleaned from the inside.
Why You May Not Want to Buy Louvre Windows
Unlike virtually every other variety of custom built doors and windows we make, louvre windows are not known for being efficient insulators. Heat and cold can sometimes make it through louver windows, even if they are fully closed.
In addition, louver windows aren’t always the best choice for those with young children because the slats can break. This can also make them a danger to smaller children.
Best Custom Built Windows in Perth
Whether you want louvre windows or any other of the many varieties of custom built windows and doors we provide for homeowners in the Perth area, your best choice for custom built windows is Fremantle Door and Window.
To find out more or for a free design consult, call Fremantle Door and Window today: (08) 6500 6888.