For Hawaii homeowners, one of the best ways to take advantage of the tropical weather is to install jalousie windows. Even if you haven't heard the term before, chances are you’ve seen them on island real estate. Learn more about these ingenious windows from KKTF Hawaii, a glass and screen contractor in Ewa Beach, below.


Comprised of horizontal parallel slats and usually operated by a hand crank, jalousie windows are similar to shutters. However, unlike shutters, they don’t attach to the outside of another window; they are the windows. Turning the slats allows air to flow through, and when completely horizontal, a relatively unobstructed view is revealed.


jalousie windowsJalousie windows are available in a variety of materials, including wood, glass, acrylic, aluminum, and vinyl. Wood is the most traditional choice. It provides privacy, but doesn’t allow for much daylight. Glass, on the other hand, offers maximum functionality for both airflow and light. Frosted glass will grant more privacy. For greater durability and easier maintenance, acrylic, aluminum, and vinyl are best.


As you may expect, jalousie windows are fantastic for ventilation. They’ll let the breeze through on the hottest days, and when it’s drizzling, you can angle the slats to divert rain away from your home without losing the cool air. You can take advantage of natural currents and reduce air conditioning use.

If you’re ready to benefit from jalousie windows on your property, turn to KKTF Hawaii. With more than 15 years of experience, a considerate staff, and a wide variety of window and door options, they’ll help you enjoy the view and the breeze in your home. Already have jalousie windows? They also offer repairs! Call (808) 800-2230 today for a free quote. For more information about their services, visit the website.