What Are The Different Types of Louvre Systems?

An aluminum louvre system is a very basic yet important product in architecture. This is a ventilation product that is designed in such a way that it allows air to pass through it from one side, without allowing air from the other side to pass the other way. This product is used in a huge array of residential and commercial buildings, and there are a number of systems that can be utilized depending on what the role of the louvre is.

Let’s take a look at how this product works, and what kind of louvre systems we can expect to find.

How Do Louvres Work?

If you go into any aluminum stockist you will see a range of louvres there, and very quickly you will understand how this technology works, just by looking at them. Essentially the louvre is a series of blades that are mounted inside a frame. The configuration of each blade is different, depending on what the louvre is supposed to let through. For example there will be a certain configuration of blades that allows air through, but not water or dirt.

Reasons For Using a Louvre

The use of an aluminum louvre is very simple, it is to encourage airflow throughout a building. This is critical in ensuring clean air inside a building and for the removal of dirt, germs and bacteria. Each louvre style will be unique to the building on which it is to be placed on.

Types of Louvre

Here we will take a look at some of the types of louvre that you may find on various buildings.

Rain Defense Louvre – As the name suggests, this is a louvre that is purposely designed to be used in areas where rain is commonplace. The blades are specifically designed so that they are able to allow the passage of air, without allowing the rainwater to get through. Some models of this type even deliver 100% protection against the rain.

Ventilation Louvres – This is widely considered to be the standard model for a louvre, that offers maximum air ventilation without it being possible for sand or dirt to pass through. It should be noted that these louvres offer minimal rain defense that is why the are used in warmer climates or solely on the interior of the building that they are designed for.

Screen Louvres – An aluminum louvre will not always be the connector between the interior of the building and the exterior, as we see with screen louvres. These are used on the externals walls of the building, despite them already offering a good level of ventilation and protection. These are often used on top of buildings to disguise HVAC systems or to hide any other equipment that is considered as being unsightly. These louvres do offer some function, but in the main they are aesthetic.

And finally it is worth noting that we do see a lot of louvres being placed on buildings that are purely for aesthetic purposes and that offer no level of ventilation or protection that is required.

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