Vertical Sun Shading Plays the Angles For Inside Comfort

With Danpal shading solutions, architecture can offer ultimate control over the dynamics of thermal and solar properties. The variety of options, including vertical sun shading, gives the building a unique appearance that utilizes sunshine and shady to create an esthetic site where visual appeal is matched by the unique use of natural light. By the deliberate use of vertical shading to control the amount of sunlight that is allowed into a building, energy consumption can be lowered and comfort can be increased.

What Are Some Reasons To Add Vertical Sun Shading To A Building?

Sunlight can sometimes get out of hand. In climates where hot, sunny weather is the norm, the excess solar gain that results often leads to increased energy consumption in an effort to lower temperatures. Controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a structure can have a positive effect on energy usage as well as providing comfort. In cold climates or places where winter affects the temperature, south-facing windows where winter sunlight enters can contribute to a passive form of solar heating. Vertical shading can be effective in allowing light to enter and blocking sun because the east and west angles of the sun are low. Residents of almost all weather zones will find that daylighting can be improved if natural illumination can be diffused and controlled.

What Are The Benefits of Vertical Sun Shading

You know the relief, on a hot day, of walking into a patch of shade. You feel refreshed and restored. Vertical sun shading performs in the same way, except that its effects are felt on the inside rather than the outside. The process of shading blocks sunlight before it manages to go into a structure. This allows for a comfortable indoor temperature and, at the same time, cools the building. This, in turn, affects the energy usage and performance of the building.

Introducing The DANPAL® LOUVRE SYSTEM

With Danpal® Louvre System, vertical sun shading includes extended UV protection and high impact resistance. It also adds an esthetic feature to the building by using color, finishes and effects to enhance the structure’s appearance.

What Are The Esthetics Of Vertical Shading?

Shade and sunlight are natural phenomena that add so much to our physical comfort. Because the Danpal system is specifically designed for architectural daylighting applications, the light that’s produced is a superior quality, thanks to the tight spacing between the ribs. There’s more to look at than the sunlight and shading, however. With sun shading, an architect actually has the opportunity to color with shade, making the building more artistically pleasing to the eye.

Vertical Sun Shading and Resistance to Weather

Any product dealing with the effects of sunlight and shading is also going to have to confront the realities of all weather: the hard, pounding rain; punishing hail; cold, heavy snow; powerful wind, to name the most obvious manifestations of weather. Danpal’s Microcell technology, is up to the challenge of protecting the vertical shading materials from the elements.

Contact Danpal to discuss Vertical Sun Shading for your next architectural project.

Danpal Louvre Systems Personalize Vertical Louvre Panels

Vertical louvre panels are a familiar architectural feature, in part because in many cases, building roof panels and eaves have a vertical alignment. Where the louvres match those things, continuing that pattern creates a uniform appearance that is esthetically symmetrical and pleasing to the eye. Louvre panels can be installed on the top of a structure so that the overall appearance has a more natural look. Vertical louvre panels retain the characteristic ventilation properties for which louvres are best known, but they also combine an esthetic aspect as well, offering the union of performance and appearance that is their trademark. This harmonious blend of function and visual aspect is also a characteristic of Danpal, a company that has combined a half-century of experience in the building industry with cutting-edge innovation. Danpal’s newest product line, the DANPAL® LOUVRE SYSTEM’S Translucent Polycarbonate Shading System, introduces a dynamic new shade-shift technology that offers a unique approach to external fixed louvre systems.

Ventilation and Variety: The Characteristics of Vertical Louvre Panels

While most of us will never be involved in the construction of a new sports center, or a theatre, or a magnificent edifice, we are directly engaged in the functions of the buildings where we live and work. It’s in that role as consumers and occupants that most of us assess the architectural features of our living and working space. We want to be comfortable inside the rooms where we spend our time. We want that comfort to come with just enough daylight to give us a sense that nature is within our grasp. That’s why louvres are such an asset: they provide us with fresh air and daylight when we seek it, but we decide to close them when temperatures and inclement weather have us seeking shade and warmth instead.

The Translucent Polycarbonate Shading System and Vertical Louvre Panels

Danpal is committed to the concept that its products should maintain a global vision by manufacturing materials that support a safe and sustainable environment, while recognizing the local focus of community needs. With our DanpaShade Louvre System, we produce vertical louvre panels that fulfill this mission. Our systems are built with the light-in-weight and strong-in-endurance Danpalon polycarbonate. Our Aura Louvre System works with sunlight and shade so that you can personalize your interior space for year-round comfort while increasing the energy efficiency of your building. DanpaShade Aura is the pathway to your building’s image, expressed in your own unique style by choosing from the unique two in one color options. It’s another first from Danpal!

The vitality of this latest Danpal innovation is built upon the solid foundation of traditional Danpal performance and quality. Our products are designed to withstand the battering that weather inflicts upon a building. We create systems that celebrate imagination, color and beauty. We promote systems that are harmonious with the environment. Every Danpal system and product reflects the standards of the Danpal vision to build for you and for the planet.

Contact Danpal to discuss Vertical Louvre Panels for your next architectural project.

A Louvre Façade Lets You Play With Sunlight and Shade

 
What are louvre facades? You see them in office buildings and shopping center, in indoor and outdoor settings, enhancing the physical appearance of structures but also providing a valuable function as well. Danpal façade system are designed for the purpose of reducing the transfer of heat and the intensity of light, as well as improving a structure’s physical appearance. Installation can place the louvres against the building, or else they can be protruded in order to provide shading.
The traditional role of a typical façade system is not to play a structural role in a building’s design, but to prevent moisture from causing damage to the interior of that structure. Hail, wind, snow and rain are a building’s natural foes, one which it faces day after day. Danpal uses Microcell technology to defend a building from those harsh elements. Louvre facades are just as strong as a typical Danpal façade system, but they offer something extra. They let you, the consumer, decide how much of the external weather you want to invite inside. Nobody is going to welcome a downpour of rain or a snowstorm inside, but what about those bright and sunny days, when the air is fresh and the day is bright? That’s when Danpal’s daylighting architecture can let you and the sunlight meet on your terms while you’re inside. For those days when the sun is so bright that the glare is unbearable and the heat too intense, you still have control over how much of a hot summer day is going to come in. The louvres can be closed entirely to bring shade to your interior.

Louvre Facades Play With Sunlight and Shade

Wonder what Danpal is up to these days? What if we told you that Danpal, a leader in the building industry for over fifty years and a trailblazer in daylighting architecture, has been learning to play with sunlight and shade?
Danpalon® Louvre, a translucent shading system, empowers the customers to determine the balance of light and shade that is perfect for them, creating an internal atmosphere that meets their preferences. Louvre facades can be installed on various building types, and with the dazzling selection of colors and finishes for which Danpal is known, the result creates internal comfort and external beauty.
Along with that customized control over sunlight and shade comes the mastery over ventilation. Adding louvre facades to a structure allows for the welcome presence of fresh air coming in from outside and on a pleasant day, there’s nothing like the enticement of warm breezes to invigorate interior working and living space. If the day is cool and not conducive to open louvres, then they can be closed. This feature expands a building’s energy efficiency by allowing nature to carry some of the burden of adding comfort to the indoors, but always on your terms and according to your personal preferences.
Danpal designs the products. The architect designs the building. You, the customer, design your comfort zone.

Contact Danpal to discuss Louvre Façade for your next architectural project.

Horizontal Louvres Let the Sunshine In

As we all know, sunlight strikes different places at different hours of the day. But sunlight, as much as we love to see it, and as much as we benefit from it, can be excessive. Glare from sunlight can prevent us from seeing as well as we would like and that’s when the sunlight turns into an impediment to better vision. So what’s the sweet spot between the right amount of sunlight and too much glare? Horizontal louvres can shade the angles differently so that sunlight is something we can enjoy without the glare. Made of a variety of different materials, including vinyl, aluminium, wood and fabric, horizontal louvres are often preferred for tall windows that might be small or narrow. Choosing horizontal louvres is a smart way to let the sunshine in!

What are the Advantages of Horizontal Louvres?

Ventilation

Louvres offer many advantages, including improved ventilation, diffusion of daylight and a reduction of glare, and privacy. Horizontal louvres, which can be angled to give control over the flow of air, maximize the ability of the window to provide a flow of air, to almost the complete width of the window.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a key component of horizontal louvres because the ventilation that comes from the air that comes in lets you reduce the amount of heat and cooling that you need to stay comfortable. This, in turn, lowers the amount that you pay in your energy bills.

Cleaning Ease

When it’s time to clean the louvres, you don’t have all the preparation and fuss of going outside and trying to figure out how to balance your cleaning supplies and yourself on a ladder. That’s because horizontal louvres can be cleaned from the inside, making this a household chore that is no longer one to dread.

How Horizontal Louvres Reflect a New Danpal Technology

Danpal, a building company with a presence on five continents, has built a reputation for innovation through its half-century of leadership in the industry. Now Danpal, with its Translucent Polycarbonate Shading System, has created a unique direction for external fixed louvre systems.
The louvre systems are the new way to provide an upgrade to interior working and living spaces. The DanpaShade louvre system, constructed from Danpalon’s lightweight, UV-protected material, lets you choose the comfort level and the color of louvre that’s exactly what you want and precisely what your space needs. DanpaShade Aura offers you a choice of unique 2-in-1 color options. The latest Aura Louvre System fulfills Danpal’s commitment to function, appearance, and energy efficiency. What’s the style that’s right for you?
Danpal believes in providing the highest quality of building materials for consumers, but the company also believes that consumers deserve to choose products that add to their comfort and satisfaction. Horizontal louvres are one of the ways that Danpal is adding personal choice to the range of architectural options for consumers to consider. Sunlight, ventilation, and satisfaction, coming in through your louvres.

Contact Danpal to discuss Horizontal Louvres for your next architectural project.

Exterior Vertical Louvres Give You Interior Climate Control

Exterior vertical louvres not only provide a means of protecting your windows, but they also allow you to enhance the outside appearance of a building. The vertical louvres, which are set within a frame and placed on the sides of the windows, have other advantages as well. Because they are located on the exterior of the structure, they offer privacy for the occupants inside. They still deliver sunlight and fresh air, bringing the outdoors into your rooms so you reap the benefits of nature while controlling how much of it you want to enjoy. Weather is unpredictable, but exterior vertical louvres let you build the perfect forecast inside.

Here’s Your Exterior Vertical Louvre Weather Report

What’s the weather like outside? If there’s a pleasant breeze outside and you want to enjoy it even though you’re inside, you can open the louvres for optimum ventilation. But if it’s a hot, humid day, the kind of day when you want to escape the temperature, you can close the shutters and savor the shade. The marvellous thing about exterior vertical louvres is that you can enjoy just as much of weather as you prefer, for climate control on your terms!

Maintaining Your Exterior Vertical Louvres

After facing the rain, wind, and snow, your louvres might need to be cleaned, but you won’t have to worry about their ability to withstand the harsh elements because Danpal products can handle whatever the forecast brings your way. Keep in mind that because your exterior vertical louvres are located outside the structure, you may need a ladder in order to reach them. Depending upon the material that the louvres are made of, they can be hosed down and then cleaned. After the louvres are washed, they can be dried with a mop or cloth.

Danpal® Louvre Translucent Shading System and Exterior Vertical Louvres

Louvres are a very satisfying way to include the parts of nature that you like the most into your interior living and working space. There’s the comfort level to be considered, but in these times when so many people are working from home, exterior vertical louvres, when opened to let the sunlight in, also provide you with natural Vitamin D. That means that you can improve your own health just by opening the louvres.
But if it’s a hot day, and you don’t want the heat to get inside, that’s easy to take care of too. The Louvre Translucent Shading System by Danpal lets you experiment with sunlight and shade so that you select the blend of nature that’s perfect for you. You spend a lot of time inside, and now you can share your home with nature. But it’s your home, and you make the rules!
The weather continues to remain powerful outside. Rain, snow and wind are what we expect throughout the different seasons. Don’t worry, though; Danpal’s Microcell technology ensures high-impact resistance to protect the louvres. The system’s snap-on interlocking dry-glazed connectors makes sure of that.

Contact Danpal to discuss Exterior Vertical Louvres for your next architectural project.

Metal Louvres, the Stronger, More Flexible, More Sustainable Option

Louvres make an attractive addition to any structure, but you may not know that they also serve a practical purpose, one which demonstrably improves the interior structure for the occupants within. Louvres assist in the ventilation of a building and the material that the louvres are made of also brings additional benefits to the feature. They’re an easy way to add to the comfort of the people who live and work inside the structure; they add ventilation, but they also can increase or reduce the light and shade inside, depending upon preference. Metal louvres, by improving the ventilation of a building, are a sustainable way to lower your heating and cooling costs, helping to provide control over the internal climate of the structure. They are easy to maintain and, unlike other materials such as wood, don’t require a regular schedule of maintenance and upkeep. When you’re making a decision on what material to use for your choice of louvres, you’re going to want to learn more about the advantages of metal.

The Versatility of Metal Louvres

Because of their composition, metal louvre can be formed into the shape that meets the specifications of the customer so that they fit into the space that’s been designated for them. When you’re choosing Danpal products, you’ll soon learn that customer = customization. We don’t expect all buildings to be identical, so why would customer preferences be? If you choose metal louvres, you’re going to be delighted with the range of options that await you.

The Durability of Metal Louvres

Metal louvres seem lighter than those made of other materials, but it’s that lightness of weight which adds to their flexibility. But don’t be fooled, because even though they’re light in weight, they’re among the most durable of all building materials. The basic composition of metal demonstrates that flexible and durable can partner for superior building material.

Metal Louvres and the Environment

In these times when awareness of how much our individual actions affect one another and the planet, metal louvres are a particularly wise environmental choice to make. Metal is environmentally friendly because it’s recyclable and can be reused and reprocessed multiple times without sacrificing the quality of its intrinsic properties. No landfill dump for metal; it can be taken to a recycling centre when it’s no longer needed.

The Esthetics of Metal Louvres

Danpal’s commitment to quality is renowned throughout the building industry. Our dedication to our motto, Global Vision, Local Focus, makes us a steadfast partner in the pursuit of environmental responsibility. We’re also steadfast in our belief that esthetics needs to be factored into the architectural design of a structure. Metal louvre support the Danpal position on all of these metrics. When you add color and style to a building, it becomes more than a structure. It has an image, and at Danpal, we’re proud of that image. You will be too.

Contact Danpal to discuss Metal Louvres for your next architectural project.

Wall Louvres Offer Choices That You’ll Enjoy

Louvres add a lot to a building, not only in performance but also in appearance. Wall louvres are designed to improve ventilation so that air can flow into a building while the weather remains outside. Wall louvres let the air in, and while it’s wonderful to have fresh air circulating in a room, no one wants to deal with the unwelcome parts of weather, like rain. Wall louvres can also prevent the outside dust and debris from getting inside. Wall louvres manage to do all this while adding to the esthetic appeal of a building’s exterior.

The Benefits of Ventilation in a Building

Most of us spend the majority of our day and night inside, which means that we aren’t getting a lot of fresh air. After a day spent in air that’s stale, we feel a little stale ourselves. No one says that outside air is always pure; pollution is a factor we all deal with. But inside air, without good ventilation to bring in fresh air and move the stale air, has its own negative qualities; there can be bacteria, mold, and pollutants. That’s why wall louvres can help keep your working space and living space well ventilated to provide good air flow.

Choose The Danpal® Danpashade Louvre System For Your Wall Louvres

Danpal is proud to present an impressive array of building products which vary in style but there are certain qualities that are shared by all the items that we manufacture and that’s true as well for our wall louvres. Danpal has been in business for over fifty years, and in that half-century, we’ve learned how to develop products that are durable enough to stand up to whatever weather conditions they’ll have to face, while remaining in compliance with building code regulations. Weather is tough, but Danpal’s Microcell technology is tougher, with high- impact resistance to support a system with a double-tooth grip-lock connection that guarantees extended longevity, no matter how powerfully the winds are blowing. It’s also designed for daylight applications with tight spacing between the wall louvre ribs to produce an exceptional quality of light. The longevity of the system is strengthened by the panels which provide co-extruded UV protection
Daylight delivers its own esthetic appeal and Danpal, which has been a pioneer in the area of daylighting architecture, has done much to make natural light a feature that can be added to the design of a structure. But Danpal brings even more to the esthetics of the system. We emphasize appearance as well as function and our Danpal® Louvre translucent shading system lets you choose from a variety of color combinations.
There’s one more feature of our wall louvre system that will convince you that you’re making the right choice when you choice Danpal. Our wall louvres aren’t just the esthetic choice, the performance choice—they’re also the economic choice, because installation, with snap-on interlocking dry-glazed connectors, is simple to do. Simple means easy, and that means minimal inconvenience and that means easy on your wallet!

Contact Danpal to discuss Wall Louvres for your next architectural project.

Aluminium Louvres: Stronger, Lighter, Better

What are Aluminium Louvres?

Louvres are a timeless architectural construction that adds to the heating and cooling of a building as well as its visual appearance. Of course, the material that the louvres are made of has a significant effect on the overall effectiveness of the ventilation and lighting. With aluminium louvres, climate control becomes affordable and sustainable, an advantage not only for the environment but also for your household budget. The very nature of aluminium is its charm because it can take a beating from the elements and still retain its strength. In fact, aluminium’s strength-to-weight ratio makes it especially convenient to use.

The Environmental Appeal of Aluminium Louvres

The 21st century faces a world in which the planet on which we live faces unparalleled risks as a result of the manner in which previous generations have ignored the threats posed to our air, water and soil. As people in today’s world recognize that we must promote sustainability if we hope to heal the planet, the popularity of substances like aluminium has increased. The energy efficiency of sustainable aluminium louvres makes them the choice of people who want to live a lifestyle that works in harmony with the environment. The fact that it’s completely recyclable adds to its environmental worth. With residences and commercial structures that are designed to blend harmoniously with our ecological needs, the consumer can count on Danpal to continue to come through for the planet and for consumers.

The Affordability of Aluminium Louvres

It’s not complicated: cut down on your heating and cooling costs and you increase the balance in your checking account. Aluminium is already an affordable building material; add that to the money you’re saving with your air conditioning and your heat and you’re looking at a practical and economical way to cut expenses as you cut your carbon footprint.
Louvres have been around since the medieval era, where you’d find them on turrets or roofs to provide ventilation. It would have been a fairly primitive addition to the architecture of the period, but fortunately, there have been some innovations since that era. Under the innovative direction of Danpal, a building company with over half a century of experience in the industry, the DANPAL®LOUVRE SYSTEM provides maximum control over heat and light. Balancing heat and light doesn’t just have implications for the comfort of those who are inside the structure. Louvres also affect the building itself, enhancing the exterior and utilizing shading to relieve the heat load of a building. Louvres are a vital asset in the move toward sustainable buildings, and aluminium louvres bring their inherent strengths to this design. Because of their flexibility, durability, esthetic appeal and environmental advantages, aluminium louvres are a popular and affordable choice to reduce heating bills while promoting sustainability. Aluminium is recyclable, so it can be processed and used multiple times while retaining its physical traits.
You want a house that looks nice. You want energy bills that are within reason. You want to be comfortable. With aluminium louvres, you meet all of these metrics without stinting on esthetic appeal. It’s time to look to aluminium as one of the solutions to our environmental needs.

Contact Danpal to discuss natural lighting with the use of our Aluminium Louvre for your next architectural project.