There are many different components that account for the sturdiness, safety, and energy efficiency of a metal building. From roof curbs to skylights, flashings to canopies – all these accessories play an important role in supporting the structural integrity of the building. However, there is an element that is often overlooked – louvers. As a top wall louver supplier, we would like to shed more light on this crucial component and help you see how beneficial it can be for your commercial building.
Common Questions about Louvers
What Is a Louver?
A louver includes a set of blades that are either fixed or operable. It helps maintain proper airflow throughout a metal building and keep elements like dirt, water, and debris at bay, away from the building.
What Purpose Do Louvers Serve?
Ventilation – Louvers, by themselves, cannot meet all the ventilation needs that a metal building would require. However, when combined with other ventilation accessories, louvers help supply additional fresh air to your HVAC system, push out the hot, stale air, and keep your building cooler throughout the summer months. Also, the additional ventilation aid that louvers bring about mitigates moisture and reduces the likelihood of mold.
Air Quality Improvement – Did you know that poor indoor air quality can cause or directly contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer, and chronic lung diseases? By having louvers installed in your commercial building, you will be able to effectively reduce that risk. Good air circulation facilitated by the installation of louvers helps keep the following pollutants at bay:
- Carbon monoxide
- Cigarette smoke
- Pet dander
Window Alternative – Are there certain places in your building where windows are not feasible, physically or aesthetically, but you don’t want to cause any airflow reductions in the building? Louvers are the perfect answer for you! With a wide variety of sizes and colors that Design Components offer, the louvers will match your building while serving their purpose – creating proper ventilation throughout your metal building.
What Is the Best Material for Louvers?
With decades of experience in the construction industry, we strongly believe that steel and aluminum are the best materials for your louvers. At Design Components, an Insect screen is a standard 18/16 aluminum mesh installed in an extruded removable, rewireable aluminum frame. In addition, our fixed louver frames are constructed from 18-gauge galvanized steel and welded to be watertight.
Design Components – Your Number One Wall Louver Supplier
At Design Components, we pride ourselves on supplying the best products that meeting your building’s ventilation needs. Working with one of our steel building ventilation fans, our various louvers will make sure the air is continuously flowing through your metal structure and allowing for proper air intake. These customizable louvers create cross-ventilation your facility needs by either being self-framing to install into a metal wall panel or installed into a framed opening. Whether the louvers need to be Florida Hurricane rated or stormproof, we have you covered.
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