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Reducing Costs in Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities

How Adding Louvers Can Help Increase Ventilation Throughout Your Building

by Gabe Lawrence

Circulating air through your building helps keep the temperature constant and the air fresh. In some situations, air circulation is difficult because the door to a room needs to be closed more often than not, but adding louvers to the door can help move air in and out of the room without the door being open.

Door Louvers

Louvers for doors are not a new idea, but they work so well that you can find them in business, industrial, retail, and residential environments. The concept of the louver is to allow an opening in the door that you can't see through, and that does not allow a lot of sounds to come through, but that air can move through.

The louvers are typically positioned low on the door because air moving around the building can get to it, but for someone to listen through the louver, they would have to be on the floor near it. The louvers also point down, and with the fins turned in that direction, they stop light and sounds from passing through easily. 

Installing Louvers

Installing a fixed louver in your door is not difficult but requires cutting a hole in the door for the air to flow through. Fixed louvers for doors that remain closed most of the time allow the airflow needed but do not require anyone to open or close the louvers throughout the day. 

Louvers can be used in steel or wood doors, and there is a variety of styles that you may want to consider when you are considering adding a set. For an industrial setting, a standard metal louver with a wire mesh inside will work well. 

Louvers for doors in public areas may prompt you to install something a little nicer that is functional and maintain the aesthetic of the space. 

Professional Installation

Hiring a door company to install the louvers for the doors in your building can provide you with a professional-looking door louver. It will ensure that the door is cut correctly, the louver is secure and appropriately positioned to do the job. 

Rooms that do not have any windows and limited ventilation are a prime candidate for installing louvers, but not every door in the building needs them. Storage rooms or small closets like janitorial or maintenance closets often have louvers in the doors because the space is too small to have vents and returns for HVAC in them. The fixed lovers for the door are usually a better solution to ensure the room stays ventilated and is secure at the same time.