Hawaii’s natural window choice

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: InteriorWindows

If anybody were to ask you what type of window best described Hawaii, you would probably say a jalousie, and for good reason. Jalousies have been a part of Hawaii for generations. They offer 93 percent natural ventilation from cooling trade winds when open, and can be set in various suitable positions on rainy days. They do not impede walkways and depending on your blade type, they offer full unobstructed views or total blackout when closed.

Hawaii residents over the years, however, have found many faults with old style aluminum clip jalousies. When closed, they don’t seal tight and they allow water and dirt to get in. While running air conditioning on those hot summer days when the trade winds are gone, the cool air seeps out through the cracks. All the exposed hardware deteriorates and seizes in Hawaii’s harsh salty environment, resulting in blades falling out and causing harm or property damage and theft.

Herein lies the challenge. Open, it’s the perfect window for Hawaii. Closed, well it’s another story. This is where Breezway comes in.

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With more than 60 years of louver design and manufacturing experience worldwide, Breezway took these concerns to heart and designed louver window systems specifically to suit the needs and challenges of Hawaii’s homes and condos. With safety, security and performance in mind, these systems are locally manufactured at the company’s Halawa factory in a variety of configurations and colors with various blade, handle, screen and security options. In fact, the Breezway iOS louver window is currently the only operable louver window in the United States tested and certified to withstand a category 5 hurricane.

While Breezway louvers may look similar to a jalousie and share the same benefits when open, when closed they share none of the drawbacks. Sealing tight to wind, water and noise, you can also run air conditioning and not lose the cold air. All hardware is concealed and made from non-corrosive materials, all while meeting and exceeding new building and energy code requirements.

Recently, Breezway introduced a new louver system called the Stronghold. It incorporates a pinning system which goes through the blades and secures them from the interior of the home, providing increased security and safety with the window fully open or closed. The stronghold also ensures the blades cannot fall out, especially important in highrise applications.

BREEZWAY
contact // 484-5999
address // 99-1451 Koaha Pl.
email // hawaiisales@breezway.com
web // www.breezway.com/hawaii