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36 West Pennsylvania Avenue Walkersville, MD 21793

Custom Fabricated Louvers by Hercules Custom Iron, LLC.

Why Are Louvers a Special Addition for Your Facility?

Why Are Louvers a Special Addition for Your Facility?

What make louvers such a great addition to your facility?

It is a very real possibility that you’ve seen a set of louvers on someone’s property, but you didn’t know what to call them (or know they had a name at all). Defined by their massive, angled slats, they’re metal structures used for different outdoor functions, similar to fences or a gate. Louvers have various benefits, like the promoted airflow, reduced visibility, and preventing other kinds of elements such as dirt or debris from entering a certain space. Here at Hercules Custom Louvers, we specialize in installing a set of custom louvers, so we can tell you about every detail. Since we have louvers, let us break them down and talk about what makes them so special to help you get a better idea of how they work in your facility. Read on to learn more!

Calculating the Free Area of Your Facility 

Louvers are a complex structure. When they’re made, the free area is calculated by taking in the total open space of a custom louver. This is done by subtracting or adjusting for any kinds of obstructions, such as the blades and frames. This helps give everyone a better feeling and understanding of how much space is needed when creating them, as more obstruction could keep all of the undesirable elements out, like dirt, water, and debris. Usually, custom louvers create a nice amount of free space without allowing too much water to pour in.

Measurements Made for Airflow 

We here at Hercules Custom Louvers will never forget to test the louvers for airflow resistance. It would not be a louver without correct airflow resistance. To test this, the air is run through the louvers to see how much opposition there already is. In a few examples, like when they are installed around HVAC systems or generators, airflow is vital for determining whether or not a set of louvers is ready to install.

Water Measurements and Statistics 

Similar to airflow, plenty goes into the science behind how louvers work and how they handle airflow. It can rain plenty here in Maryland, so plenty use louvers to protect their property from the brutal weather conditions. This is why louvers are remarkable if you wish to protect the commercial facilities you run from weather conditions. Louvers can shield objects from the above, which is one serious advantage they have over a fence or gate. This is why extensive research and measurements are completed on this aspect of a louver installation.

Backed by Science 

Louvers are backed up by plenty of research and science to help create a dependable product that has many uses, from protecting HVAC systems to defining the perimeter of your facility or property. Installing louvers (especially aluminum) will promote improved protection against dust, dirt, water, debris, and much more, all while allowing airflow if necessary.


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