Steel ventilation louvresBuildings and structures decay or become damaged over time especially in where extreme weather hits the headlines yearly such as in countries like Australia. However, external louvres and other protective solutions prevent structural damage brought about by extreme weather conditions.

Aside from providing shade and ventilation as well as improving safety and durability, louvres also contribute to the appeal of a structure. It gives buildings an attractive facade.

Specifically, the structures that will greatly benefit from external louvres include:

Museums and Art Galleries

Everything inside a museum or an art gallery is considered valuable. Therefore, they need protection. Adding a louvre to the structure is essential to prevent sunlight and heat from damaging the precious pieces inside the gallery. The attractiveness of a louvre can also bring beauty to the structure, which can entice the public to visit it.


What can ruin a much-anticipated sporting event? Aside from injuries, extreme weather can halt a match — or worse — close an entire venue due to accidental damage. Louvres not only provide excellent ventilation to a cramped stadium atmosphere. They can also protect the structure against extreme heat and possible water penetration.

Office Buildings

In the summertime, Australia’s weather can rise up to more than the 40°C. There’s no stopping the heat wave, and offices are forced to spend a fortune on cooling systems, raising energy costs. Louvres, however, act as a shade by keeping out unwanted heat and sun damage without compromising the free flow of air inside a building and, most of all, in its underground parking area. Also, louvres ventilate server and storage rooms — areas that play significant roles in businesses.

Residential Homes

Extreme weather will not spare your home. It is why having a louvre is important for improved indoor air quality and prevention of unwanted smells and moulds. You can add them to your roof, attic space or a windowless room that needs ventilation.