A Louvre is a ventilation product that allows air to pass through it whilst keeping out unwanted elements such as water, dirt and debris.
How do louvres work?
Depending on the type of ventilation you need, a selection of specially designed blades are mounted in a frame. Each blade and blade configuration is different and allows different things to pass through it or over it. For example, blades may allow air through, but not rain or sand.
Where are louvres used?
Louvre systems are included on most building types to provide airflow (both intake and exhause) to the building services system and to provide weatherability against rain ingress. Architectural louvre systems can also be used for simple screening on buildings and provide an aesthetic and economical solution for this requirement.
When are louvre required?
Airflow is essential within buildings to provide clean air to both people and machinery.
Each building’s use of louvres is different depending on the building’s usage, for example a car park may require maximum ventilaion but little protection from rain penetration, so a conventional screening louvre would be appropriate.
Whilst a plant room containing special machinery or electrical equipment may still need high levels of ventilation with maximum protection from water entry, in which case a performance louvre would be the best option.