People love being outdoors. We love outdoor sports. We love barbecues. We love camping. We love the beach, so it’s not surprising that we love our homes to include outdoor living spaces too. These outdoor living spaces always have some form of protection to create welcoming, comfortable spaces where we can enjoy the glorious weather… except of course when it’s raining… or very windy… or just plain cold.
Truthfully, when the weather isn’t co-operating, our outdoor living areas can become un-usable spaces.
These days more people are living in apartment buildings with outdoor living spaces in the form of balconies. The relatively more compact floor space of apartments increases the value of the outdoor living space of balconies and therefore makes it even more frustrating when that outdoor living space is un-usable due to rain, wind or cold.
Breezway Altair Louver Windows are available with the Stronghold System which mechanically locks the blades into the clips. Altair Louver Windows seal tightly to provide protection from afternoon thunderstorms or windy days and create pleasant sun-rooms on cool but sunny days. They can be opened wide to enjoy the gentle trade winds of a perfect summer evening and have no metal bars to spoil your view. With Altair Louver Windows balconies can become usable living spaces year-round!
In addition to protection from inclement weather, enclosing balconies with Altair Louver Windows may offer three additional benefits:
1. Additional safety for children
It is not uncommon for children to climb over balustrades using chairs or other objects. Enclosing a balcony with Altair Louvers with the Stronghold System provides an additional barrier to protect children from falling from balconies.
2. Additional noise reduction within the apartment
Enclosed balconies can reduce the amount of noise which reaches the doors leading out from the apartment onto the balcony, thereby reducing the noise that passes through the doors into the apartment.
3. Adjustable privacy
Obscure glass or aluminum blades can be used in Altair Louver Windows to provide additional privacy.