Bestlouver LLC offers louvers and vents in the commercial and residential industry with a wide range of air control and architectural product designs. Bestlouver.com louvers are available in custom and standard configurations to meet the highest degrees of performance and aesthetic appeal. Choose from a large list of louvers with a variety of accessories to fit your application perfectly. Our products include, air dampers and control dampers, door louvers, fire rated, fusible link, intumescent door louvers, fixed aluminum louvers, foundation vents, pvc, versatex louvers, round soffit vents, access doors, wood gable vents and wood shutters.
Bestlouver.com offers the professional builder and homeowner high quality ventilation products for commercial and residential applications. All of our louvers are American made and built to the highest standards. We offer louvers in all shapes, sizes and materials. Stock or custom louvers are produced and shipped on time and in budget. We specialize in the hard to find, hard to make, quick turn around jobs. Call our technical sales staff and engineers to discuss how Bestlouver.com can help you.
Understanding what kinds of louvers are available and what can be done with them is important. Architects and specifying engineers use louvers to protect intake and exhaust access points to a facility. Understanding how to size them for proper flow rates is very important.
Wall louvers are installed in the gable end of the attic. The higher they are placed, the more effective they become as exhaust vents. Wall louvers are not preferred for ventilating an attic, because they provide limited airflow under the roof deck, resulting in "hot spots."
Adequate soffit venting must be used to meet typical ventilation code requirements. If used in place of soffit venting, two louvers of adequate size should be installed on each end of home. Must be placed high to be an exhaust vent
Ventilating is the process of "changing" or replacing air in any space to provide high indoor air quality (i.e. to control temperature, replenish oxygen, or remove moisture, odors, smoke, heat, dust, airborne bacteria, and carbon dioxide). Ventilation is used to remove unpleasant smells and excessive moisture, introduce outside air, to keep interior building air circulating, and to prevent stagnation of the interior air.
Ventilation includes both the exchange of air to the outside as well as circulation of air within the building. It is one of the most important factors for maintaining acceptable indoor air quality in buildings. Methods for ventilating a building may be divided into mechanical/forced and natural types.
"Mechanical" or "forced" ventilation is used to control indoor air quality. Excess humidity, odors, and contaminants can often be controlled via dilution or replacement with outside air. However, in humid climates much energy is required to remove excess moisture from ventilation air.
Kitchens and bathrooms typically have mechanical exhaust to control odors and sometimes humidity. Kitchens have additional problems to deal with such as smoke and grease (see kitchen ventilation). Factors in the design of such systems include the flow rate (which is a function of the fan speed and exhaust vent size) and noise level. If ducting for the fans traverse unheated space (e.g., an attic), the ducting should be insulated as well to prevent condensation on the ducting. Direct drive fans are available for many applications, and can reduce maintenance needs.
Ceiling fans and table/floor fans circulate air within a room for the purpose of reducing the perceived temperature because of evaporation of perspiration on the skin of the occupants. Because hot air rises, ceiling fans may be used to keep a room warmer in the winter by circulating the warm stratified air from the ceiling to the floor. Ceiling fans do not provide ventilation as defined as the introduction of outside air.
Natural ventilation is the ventilation of a building with outside air without the use of a fan or other mechanical system. It can be achieved with openable windows or trickle vents when the spaces to ventilate are small and the architecture permits. In more complex systems warm air in the building can be allowed to rise and flow out upper openings to the outside (stack effect) thus forcing cool outside air to be drawn into the building naturally through openings in the lower areas. These systems use very little energy but care must be taken to ensure the occupants' comfort. In warm or humid months, in many climates, maintaining thermal comfort solely via natural ventilation may not be possible so conventional air conditioning systems are used as backups. Air-side economizers perform the same function as natural ventilation, but use mechanical systems' fans, ducts, dampers, and control systems to introduce and distribute cool outdoor air when appropriate.
Wood Gable Vents
Louvered Gable Vents of Western Red Cedar, also of VERSATEX Cellular PVC, pine, redwood and cypress. Standard shapes include round and octagon, square or rectangle, tombstone, elliptical or eyebrow and pitched, or triangle top gable vents. We will gladly accept your order for a custom built gable vent. Bestlouver also manufactures custom wooden shutters, wooden soffit vents, bird-block vents, foundation vents, and custom eave blocks.