Jalousie Window Installation
We at Window Concepts work with every one of our customers to customize their home, and we often find that Jalousie windows are not very common in the Wisconsin area. For this reason, we are always happy to take a look at your windows, but we often recommend a more common window type
The jalousie windows comprise of individual glass panels which are placed parallel to each other. These parallel panels can be cranked open to allow each window slit to allow airflow in. Most people prefer these windows for their effective ventilation abilities even though they are not very popular or well known.
How Jalousie Windows Work
Like the roof shingles or siding, the jalousie windows are placed horizontally, one after the other. At the side of the frame, there is a crank that is used to operate all the windows at the same time. To open the windows, the crank is moved and as a result, the hinges move up to create an opening. When they are closed, they cover the whole window space offering an unobstructed view from either side. Like other types of windows, the panes can either be made of aluminum, solid material but the glass panes are the most modern option today.
Advantages of Jalousie Windows
Open in Light Rain
Most window types are installed in ways that allow water into the house during rains, but not the jalousie windows. The panes open at an angle and therefore, during light rains, you can open the windows slanting to keep your house ventilated as the rain pours. This is something you cannot try with other types of windows such as the double or single hung windows as water will soak up everything in the house near the window.
With the jalousie windows, while open, they completely allow maximum entry and flow of air without any obstruction. Close window alternatives such as the double hung windows allow restricted airflow.
The jalousie windows are very easy to repair when damaged as you only replace the slit that is not working properly or damaged. Therefore, the fact that the whole window is made up of independent panes reduces the mass damage of the window. For most other windows, damage requires replacement and repair of the whole window system, which can be very expensive. In addition, the replacement is very simple. All you need to do is to unhook the damaged pane and hook in a new slat and you are good to go.
Versatile Decorating Styles
Due to the fact that the window slats are easily removable and replaced, you can easily replace your windows with any type and design as long as they are of the same pane size. If you decide that the window exposes the house too much, you can decide to use solid material panes to obstruct the view.