To protect the exhaust opening and air intake in the outer walls, a drainable louver yields the best water penetration versus traditional louvers, which are flat-tipped.
In each blade of the louver, a drain gutter is integrated on the preceding edge of the blade. The gutter on the louver blade is there to stop water from running down the front of the louver.
To guide water to circumvent the louver sill, water collects in the blade’s drain gutter and is then channeled to downspouts in the jambs with the assistance of gravity.
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What’s the difference between drainable louvers and standard louvers?
Drainable louvers offer a significant improvement over standard louvers. There are several important differences between the two types of louvers, and it’s important to know the key differences in order to choose the best louver for the application.
As was already said, drainable louvers have an angled blade and a drainage system that lets water run off the louver instead of pooling on the surface. This is a key difference between them and regular louvers.
The angled blade and drainage system of drainable louvers make them more water-resistant and reduce the risk of water damage to the building and its contents.
Even though they are water-resistant, drainable louvers still provide good ventilation because they let air flow through while still being water-resistant. This is done by making sure the angle, spacing, and size of the blades are just right, which is based on the needs of the building.
In terms of maintenance, drainable louvers require less attention than standard louvers, as they are less prone to clogging or water damage. The angled blades and drainage system also make them easier to clean, reducing the need for specialized maintenance equipment or personnel.
Why Choose Drainable Louver?
Choose a drainable louver if the building is in a wet or humid climate or if there is a lot of rain and wind.
This is because the material used is resistant to water, provides good ventilation, and doesn’t require much maintenance once installed.
Why Choose Knape Associates for Louvers?
With over 60 years of industrial air movement experience, our team has the skills and knowledge to help you find your optimal industrial or commercial grade louver. For additional information about our louver offerings or assistance choosing one for your systems, contact us today.
An expert will address any questions or concerns you may have regardless the size of the commercial or industrial application.