Selection Guide

The reasons a particular louver is chosen for a new building can be quite varied. In many cases, the appearance of the louver in the overall design concept is the key factor. Air performance is also high on the list, along with a design's ability to restrain the elements from entering a building. Cost can be a key component in the selection process as well.

To help you select the louver that's best for your application, we've developed the most comprehensive selection guide in the industry.

1. Determine what criteria is most important.

- Appearance, frame depth, material thickness?
- Louver performance, AMCA-certification?
- Cost per square foot?
- Cost per CFM?

If you would like a louver system as an external, non-functioning design element, you might choose a model based on the cost per square foot.

If your mechanical engineer is concerned about pressure drop causing excess fan energy usage, you'd need a higher louver free area velocity, and you should select a louver model based on performance.

If you're an architect and you want to keep louver opening sizes to a minimum, or if you're an engineer who wants to keep duct sizes to a minimum, choose a louver based on dollars per CFM.

2. Compare all data.

3. Select the type of finish required.