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When you are looking for inspiration and advice in solar control we think the new Duco Architectural sun control brochure will help you. For 25 years Duco have been recognised across Europe as a leader in the field of brise soleil and solar shading. New product launches and a desire from our customers for more information have led us to re-vamp our brochure.
Once upon a time louvres were a method of letting air in and keeping the weather out. Over the years we have installed or stored more and more valuable equipment behind the louvres. It also seems that more criminals have a desire to gain access. In many situations a simple single blade, basic louvre system is enough for your needs. However, when valuable possessions may be targeted for theft or vandalism, it is important to look very closely at the protection you offer.
So many specifications that we see ask for 50% free area. The fact that this is so often used tells us that it is a convenient benchmark in the use of louvres and grilles. Of course this does lead to two important questions. First, what is meant by 50% free area? We are often surprised by how many people misinterpret the meaning. Secondly, is percentage free area the best way to specify and measure performance.