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Custom Fabricated Louvers by Hercules Custom Iron, LLC.

What Material is Ideal For Custom Louvers?

Custom Louvers

What are custom louvers typically made of? Aluminum is commonly used thanks to its low maintenance needs and customization potential.

You’ve likely seen louvers around without actually knowing what they are. Often found on commercial properties, louvers are the metal slatted fences that typically surround generators or HVAC systems or are used for privacy and security reasons. Unlike most typical fences, they still allow light and air to transfer through them but are much more capable of keeping dirt and debris away and are difficult to scale. As a result, many businesses are opting to install custom louvers these days. That said, it’s important to think about what kind of materials are going to be used when installing custom louvers. Here at Hercules, we use aluminum for our custom louvers and we’d like to explain why that is the case.

Customization Made Easy

Part of why so many people are interested in louvers is that they’re easy to customize, which is largely thanks to them often being made of aluminum. Aluminum is a malleable material that can be shaped for any specific opening or designed with any specific need. The gap between slats can also be customized, allowing for applications where greater visibility or airflow are necessary or letting one use smaller gaps to help reduce visibility and create the perfect privacy barrier. Custom louvers can also be adapted to a number of terrains, meaning that by working with a louver installer, you’re able to find one that will fit the job just right.

Maintenance is a Breeze

Maintenance when it comes to outdoor structures like louvers or traditional fences is a big deal. While a homeowner may take some joy in maintaining their beautiful wood fence, someone in charge of managing a commercial property may be much more hesitant about taking on new maintenance responsibilities. There’s already plenty to keep such individuals busy, so it’s important that outdoor structures be as low maintenance as possible. Aluminum is capable of handling extreme weather conditions and ultimately will stand the test of time, which allows you to focus on what’s important and not have to worry about whether your privacy or security barrier will end up letting you down.

Better For the Environment

Just about everyone has some stake in going green these days and aluminum is a great building material to do so. Ecofriendly building is always difficult, as you must think about what the life of a structure may be after it has served its purpose. Aluminum is easily recyclable and can find a second life in new structures or other applications, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not you’re causing drastic harm to nature by installing aluminum custom louvers.


When you are ready for quality louvers, the professionals at Hercules Custom Louvers are ready to help.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom louver needs, contact Hercules Custom Louvers online or giving us a call at 1-800-331-2590. We will ensure your investment serves your property for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on FacebookTwitterTwitterYouTube, and Pinterest.

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Hercules Louvers
36 West Pennsylvania Avenue Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone: 1.800.331.2590