Glass Louvre Windows – Good Looking and Functional
Glass Louvre Windows are used worldwide and have a wide range of practical applications in all types of buildings. The word Louvre comes from the French ‘louvert’ meaning ‘the open one’ which basically sums them up well. Glass Louvre Windows consist of a frame surround with smaller glass panels as horizontal slats which are angled to admit light and air, but keeps out wind and rain. By using a suitable mechanical linkage, the angle of the slats in Glass Louvre Windows, can be fully adjustable and be kept closed, partially open or fully open if desired. In some situations the slats can be permanently fixed in one position. The Louvres may have originated in the middle ages, but they have survived the test of time and are still widely used today due to their practical applications and design. There is a world of difference from the crude beginnings of the louvre to the modern looks and functionality of what you see made today.
Glass Louvre Windows – Advantages
The advantage of Glass Louver Windows is that depending on the need the window can be closed, open or kept partially open. This means that the quantity of sunlight or air circulation in a room can be minutely controlled. In ordinary windows, it has to be kept either open or shut, where as in Glass Louvre Windows, you can keep them just open to circulate air or let in minimum sunlight. Modern Glass Louvre Windows are made using slats of glass and are opened or closed using a mechanical lever. The glass can be transparent, colored or opaque and in some Glass Louvre Windows, when the slats are in fully closed position, the designs on the glass can be made to form a pattern for an esthetic all artistic look. With the modern designs of Glass Louvre Windows the indoor lighting can certainly be improved with a overall larger glass area. Mirrored glass louver systems can be sometimes used when needed to reduce glare or diffuse the sunlight. Depending on the situation the glass slats can be reinforced to avoid shattering and breakage. The louver slats, though usually horizontal can also be made vertical for a sleeker modern style. Glass Louver Windows are used for functionality and can also be used as an architectural element in the right areas.
Glass Louvre Windows – Installation
The frame of Glass Louvre Windows can be of many types. It can be installed in a single frame or installed using a combination of hinged, fixed or sliding windows. The frame can be made of timber, plastic or other composite material. However timber gives the Glass Louvre Windows a very elegant, homely look and will enhance the beauty of the window. Glass Louvre Windows come in various sizes, shapes and designs with the standard sizes and shapes readily bought off the shelf, whereas for the more elaborate or odd sized Glass Louvre Windows, you would place an order and get manufactured to suit. Glass Louvre Windows may be slightly costlier than their ordinary cousins, but their versatility and good looks compensate for the slightly higher investment.
Brisbane’s Allkind Joinery & Glass is a well known for window manufacturing and can supply the glass louver windows of your choice. They have a wide range of designs, sizes and shapes to choose from. Allkind Joinery believes in supplying the best quality and right application for your home or business. Since Glass Louvre Windows are pre-fabricated and easy to install, it is an option well worth considering while building a house.
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