Louvres are not just a thing of the past. Similar to the reincarnation of the skinny jeans, which was considered to be a massive fashion statement of the 80’s and returned, more popular than ever in the naughties, the inception of louvres can be dated back to the middle ages.
While back then they were made to incorporate roof openings for clear ventilation and to let smoke pass out, the practical concept of the medieval ages has transformed drastically and now incorporates design, aesthetics and practicality.
Put simply, a louvre is a window blind or shutter with horizontal slats that are angled to admit light and air, but to keep out rain and direct sunshine. The angle of the slats may be adjustable, usually in blinds and windows, or fixed. However, the definition mentioned above has changed in terms of the quality and design to suit the demands of the current era.
Depending on your requirements, it can be easy to see how a louvre system can make your patio or an outdoor home a comfortable spot to enjoy the outdoors, grill food or host a party for your close friends.
You Control the Outdoors
One of the best places to install a louvre system is to get it installed on your outdoor roof. It can be fun to have a small patio perfect for tanning yourself or just enjoying the bright outdoors and while nobody can control the changing weather patterns or a fleet of mosquitos – which can definitely put a dampener on your plans, with a louvre roof you can control the amount of sunlight that you would really enjoy. Especially with the added control of moveable louvres with a remote device.
These days most of the modern louvre systems are motorised, which means that its engineered to give the best of both worlds, outdoors and indoors. Consider this; It’s a Sunday afternoon and you are enjoying the sunlight on a not so warm day but after a while you feel you would like to rest a while in the shade. Well, at the push of a button you can alter your louvre and leave it semi open, fully open or even close it all the way.
What is it made of?
There are a number of materials that are used to manufacture louvre’s but it all depends upon one’s requirement and the money that one is willing to spend as every material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Undoubtedly, one of the vital parts of a louvre is it blades which are attached to a motor which is controlled by a remote device letting the user choose the amount of ventilation needed.
While majority of people tend to choose aluminium blades over its cheaper counterpart i.e. Colorbond because of their robust properties and the ability to resist rust, there are still a number of households who opt for Colorbond because of its cheaper pricing. That doesn’t mean that Colorbond should be considered a lousy investment or a short term investment, it really depends on the location, type and style of fittings one is using. For those thinking to instal fixed aluminium louvres, this is definitely considered a viable option regarding its long lasting properties.