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Jalousie Window: To Be Or Not To Be

Jalousie Window

Windows are the eye to your home, it is essential that you choose the right kind. The primary function of a window is to provide a proper view, ventilation, and protection from the world.  But the current trends of window placement and styles have changed drastically. Gone are the days when people invested in robust windows for their durability. Nowadays, people want style and functionality and Jalousie windows are definitely here to deliver both.

What Is A Jalousie Window?

A classy window style that gained popularity in 1960s, with time some modifications were made to the design to make it adaptable to the climate change. A jalousie window has horizontal sections which can be opened or closed at an angle of your choice. They are suitable for houses located in regions with warm summer and mild winters.

To make the investment easier for you here are some pros and cons of Jalousie windows.

How Does It Work? 

Jalousie windows consist of louvered glass paneled that are layered in an over-lapping manner. The top of a panel is in line with the bottom of the above panel, this allows the home owners to open theses panel with the help of a crank. By simply turning the crank you can change the angle of the panel, and even make it completely horizontal to enjoy unobstructed view.

How Does It Work

There are options in the material of the panel, some might use aluminum and others might offer them in various hard materials to increase the durability of the window.

Benefits Of Jalousie Window

Rain Friendly

The slanted panel setting prevents the rain from getting inside the house, allowing you to keep your windows open in light rain and enjoy the nice weather.

Better Ventilation

In comparison to single or double hung window, a jalousie window allows better airflow with the help of its numerous openings. In hung windows you can open half the window space one at a time.

Easy Repair

In case your slat or panel is damaged the repair is easy and localized in a single part of the window. You can simply detach the specific section and repair or replace it. On the other hand, if a traditional window gets damaged, the complete windowpane needs to be replaced. This makes jalousie window repair and maintenance easy and cost effective.

Easier To Decorate And Renovate

The glass panel can be easily replaced to match the aesthetic of your room and decoration. You can easy replace them with wood, aluminum, or other colored material to give your windows a customized touch.

Downside Of A Jalousie Window

Lack Of Water Resistance

Solid widows without slating panel defiantly provide more protection to rain and snow, therefore the chances of water seeping in through openings is really high.

Insulation Problems

Jalousies windows have numerous opening which allows the heat to escape from your house; this makes them limited to sunrooms for homes located in cold climates.

How Can Oridow Make Jalousie Windows Better?  

Make Jalousie Windows BetterAs mentioned earlier this classic design needed modification to be adapted to the modern home setting. We have got some easy solution to fix all insulation and water resistance problems.

  • Our jalousie window design is installed with EPDM gasket that makes it water proof.
  • The gasket between the frame and panel to reduce the fraction, and limit damage to the structure.
  • The foldable louver blades can move to any angle to prevent outside elements from entering the house.
  • We use low-E glass to prevent heat loss in cold regions.
  • You can also attach a bug repellant screen to the window.
  • We have added aluminum material to make the design robust.classic design
  • To increase the security of the jalousie windows, an aluminum bar is added behind each blade.

Oridow is a manufacturer and supplier of quality and classy windows and doors located in China. We provide highly flexible solutions that are adaptable to your homes, request a quote and customize aluminum or glass windows according to your home needs.

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