Show some “louver love” by learning about the purpose of a louver and what types of louvers Aire Technologies has to offer.
What is the Purpose of a Louver?
A louver is a device comprised of horizontal or vertical blades that permits air flow into a system to provide fresh air intake or exhaust while keeping out outside elements such as water, dirt, animals, and debris. There are many different louvers with various purposes, including protection from water, impact protection from wind-borne debris, and manual or automatic air shutoff.
What Types of Louvers Does Aire Technologies Offer?
When selecting a louver, be sure to check each louver’s specifics to ensure it’s the right type of louver for your building application.
Aire Technologies offers three main types of louvers: severe duty, stationary, and combination.
Severe Duty Louvers:
Aire Technologies’ severe duty louvers are drainable louvers designed, engineered, and tested to provide protection against large debris impact, cyclic loading fatigue, and severe pressure loads experienced in high-velocity hurricane zones.
These louvers provide the maximum level of hurricane and water penetration protection out of all our louvers. Our severe duty louvers have been certified by Miami-Dade County (with the exception of the Model WDV-6) and AMCA, ensuring a high-quality product that can be specified with confidence.
Currently, Aire Technologies offers the following severe duty louvers:
Aire Technologies’ stationary louvers are drainable, louvers (with the exception of the Model 445-SW) designed to prevent water penetration in building exterior walls for non-wind-driven rain applications. Water is channeled away from the face of the louver via built-in drain gutters into vertical downspouts that allow the water to drain at the sloped sill.
These louvers provide various levels of water protection and louver depths. Our stationary louvers are AMCA certified (with the exception of the Model 245-SD), ensuring a high-quality product that can be specified with confidence.
Currently, Aire Technologies offers the following stationary louvers:
Aire Technologies’ combination louvers are drainable (with the exception of the Model 445-CW) and adjustable, utilizing a uniquely designed weather control blade to be used in intake and exhaust applications that do not require high water penetration protection. Water is channeled away from the face of the louver via built-in drain gutters into vertical downspouts that allow the water to drain at the sloped sill.
These louvers provide the functionality of a louver with the bonus of controlling the built-in airflow shutoff damper. Our combination louvers are AMCA certified, ensuring a high-quality product that can be specified with confidence.
Currently, Aire Technologies offers the following combination louvers:
Can I Order Custom Louvers?
Each Aire Technologies louver is manufactured custom to meet customer specifications. Regardless of the model of louver you’re looking for, you can choose whatever custom options you’d like, including a variety of colors in weather-resistant powder finishes, flanged vs. non-flanged, and more.
In addition to those custom options, we offer many size options, from as small as 12”x12” up to larger width and height sizes (within reason), scaling in 1/8” increments.
Where Can I Buy Aire Technologies’ Louvers?
Ready to buy some louvers? As always, we are happy to work with you to deliver your desired HVAC products. Aire Technologies’ products can be purchased through our representative locations across the US as part of our selective regional distribution network. Use the Aire Tech representative map to find a rep in your region and place your order today!