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Comparing Breezway Louvres with Other Window Types

A guide to popular window types and how they compare with louvres


When mentally putting together their dream home after watching their favourite architecture or home renovation TV show, few people‘s thoughts about windows would extend much beyond wanting to frame views, or perhaps wanting to maximise natural light. Most people are unaware of the various advantages and disadvantages associated with the various window types.

Whilst some things are common to all window types, like keeping rain out and letting light in, the variety of window designs commonly used in Australia have a number of differences in the benefits that they will bring to your building.

Things to remember when comparing windows:

  • Casement windows, like louvre windows, allow ventilation through virtually the entire window area, so deliver very good ventilation. Casement windows are also popular for their ability to funnel in air travelling virtually parallel to the outside wall. This same benefit can also result in breezes running in the opposite direction being blocked from entering through the casement window.
  • Altair Louvre Windows are the only window type which can offer good ventilation at any shape. For example, when tall and narrow or short and wide.
  • Altair Powerlouvre Windows can also be controlled by the award winning Apptivate Control Unit which allows automatic control in response to temperatures and timers and remote control via compatible smartphones.
  • Windows in bathrooms need to deliver a combination of privacy and ventilation. All windows can have obscure glass with a frosted appearance. But obscure glass is of no use when a window is opened wide to flush steamy air out of the bathroom.

To find out more, visit Breezway or see the showroom at Home Base on Upper Level 1.