Jalousie windows and doors are extremely popular in tropical climates. They’re often used in breezeways or porches that are not air-conditioned, because they allow cool breezes indoors while still shielding your home from rain and other elements.
Expect to pay about $75 to $100 per jalousie window, not including labor costs for installation. The total cost depends on the number of windows installed and the cost of labor (highly recommended for all window installation).
While older jalousie windows are prone to cracking and wear and tear, new strides in window design have made today’s models better equipped to withstand the test of time. However, adding moving parts to windows generally means that damage is more likely.
As with any window, regular upkeep gives a better view of the outdoors. For a simple and inexpensive cleaning solution, use vinegar and water or a small amount of dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water.
No, a single pane on a jalousie window can be replaced as a somewhat simple DIY project. It’s a matter of removing the broken pane and old seal and replacing both.
Yes, but it's important to ensure that water is running down like rainwater would—not straight through the slats and into the house. Spray the water downward onto the glass for best results.
Believe it or not, the term jalousie stems from the French word, jaloux, which means jealousy. During the 16th century, jalousie referred to shuttered covers for window openings that allowed air and light in while blocking out rain.
It's possible that building codes in your area prohibit the use of jalousie windows. Make sure to check this out before installing them in your home.
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