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36 West Pennsylvania Avenue Walkersville, MD 21793

Custom Fabricated Louvers by Hercules Custom Iron, LLC.

Why Louvers Are a Special Addition to Your Property

Why Louvers Are a Special Addition to Your Property

A set of louvers is a unique addition for many reasons.

It is a very strong possibility that you’ve seen a set of louvers, but maybe you didn’t know what they were known as or what exactly they were used for. Defined by their large, angled slats, they’re metal structures that are used for various outdoor functions, a lot like fences. A set of louvers is a unique addition for many reasons, like the promotion of airflow, reduced visibility, and stopping other elements like dirt and debris from entering a designated area. Here at Hercules Custom Louvers, we specialize in the installation of custom louvers, so we can tell you about them and their purpose. Since we have various types of louvers, allow us to take a look at what makes them unique and try to get a better idea of how they will look on your property!

Calculating the Free Space

Louvers are a bit complex. When they’re made, the free space is calculated by taking in the open area of a custom louver. This is completed by subtracting and adjusting for obstructions like the blades or frames. This allows us to better understand how much space is needed when creating them, as more obstruction can keep all of the undesirable elements out like dirt, water, or other debris. In a perfect world, custom louvers create a tremendous amount of free space without allowing too much water or outside forces in.

Specialized Measurements for Airflow

Here at Hercules Custom Louvers, we never forget to test for airflow resistance. It would not be a louver without the correct airflow resistance. To try this, the air is run through a set of louvers to see just how much resistance there actually is. In a few scenarios, like when they are installed around HVAC systems and generators, airflow is important for figuring out whether or not a set of louvers is ready to install.

Water Measurements

A lot like airflow, a lot goes into the science behind how louvers work and how they handle airflow. It can rain plenty in Maryland, so plenty of people use louvers to help protect their property from any harsh weather conditions. This is why louvers are excellent if you want to protect the commercial property from the summer rainstorms. Louvers are able to shield objects from above, which is one serious advantage they’ve got over fences. This is why a lot of research and measurements are done on our 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