Most people love being outdoors. We love outdoor sports. We love the beach. We love bushwalking. 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 from the sun and therefore 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-useable spaces.

These days more and 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-useable due to rain, wind or cold.

Altair Louvre Windows can be used to enclose these balconies. They seal tightly to provide protection from afternoon thunderstorms or windy days and create pleasant sunrooms on cool, sunny days. They can be opened wide to enjoy the gentle breezes of a perfect balmy evening and have no metal bars to spoil your view. With Altair Louvre Windows balconies can become useable living spaces year-round!

Outdoor with Breezway Louvers

In addition to protection from inclement weather, enclosing balconies with Altair Louvre Windows may offer two additional benefits:

1. 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.

2. Adjustable privacy
Obscure glass or aluminium blades can be used in Altair Louvre Windows to provide additional privacy.