Frequently Asked Questions
Please explain the basic terminology used with louvre windows
Breezway was voted the winner of the most trusted ‘Windows and Glazing’ brand by Architecture and Design in 2015. There are a few terms that are unique to louvre windows and are helpful to know.
Can I have screens on my louvre windows from Breezway?
What about security?
What price are they?
Breezway’s range of louvre windows has undergone a transformation since the 1960’s. Today our products are very much at home in premium architectural buildings. Our products are individually tailored per window and pricing needs to be done by each design. As an indication a Breezway window may be 2-3 times the price of a sliding window.
How do I buy Breezway louvre windows?
I am building in a monsoonal area, will this make a difference?
What colours are available, can they match my other aluminium or timber windows and doors?
For more information visit our Colour Section in the Customising page.
Do I need to do any maintenance?
How do I operate Powerlouvre Windows? Do I need to order a control system?
Single or dual channel models of the Apptivate Control Unit are available which can operate multiple Powerlouvre Windows for maximum ventilation. The Apptivate Control Unit is Bluetooth compatible allowing users to control Powerlouvres by smartphones and tablets via the Powerlouvre App that is available for download from the Apple iTunes App Store or Google Play. This will also allow your Powerlouvres to automatically respond to temperature or timer events to help keep your environment comfortable to live or work in.
For more information on the Powerlouvre Window and Apptivate Control Unit, please visit our Powerlouvre Window page.
How wide can my louvre windows be? Are there standard sizes?
There are no standard widths. However, there are standard heights and it is beneficial to stay within these standard heights. The actual standard height will vary depending on your chosen louvre size and framing system. If you use a standard height all louvre blades will operate. If you have an off standard height a small piece of fixed louvre blade will be placed at the head of the window to make up the difference between standard heights. It is worth discussing with your window manufacturer and builder to ensure you have standard height louvre windows installed. To see our standard height chart please visit our Customising page.
Can I customise my louvre windows?
Visit the Product Selection Guide page to see the variety of customising options.
How long do my louvres take to manufacture?
How are they installed?
To see our range of installation videos please visit the Altair Louvre Installation Instruction page.
What about cleaning louvres?
Like all aluminium windows, louvres will need regular cleaning. The smooth outer surface of the Altair Louvre clips and the quality polished edges of the glass blades do make cleaning easier. Another big plus for cleaning our louvre windows is that you can clean the inside and the outside surfaces from the inside of the building. This can be a huge plus for upper storey windows.
Visit our Care & Maintenance page for more information.