- October
Posted By : signdecks_mgr
What is a Louvered Roof?

Not everyone is familiar with the term “louvered roof.” At the risk of sounding redundant, a louvered roof is a roof made up of louvers. Of course, what is a louver?

A louver is a horizontal slat that is angled to admit light and air, but keep out rain, direct light and, to some extent, noise. Louvers originated in the Middle Ages as crude wood constructions fitted into holes in the roofs of large kitchens to allow ventilation but keep out rain and snow. Modern louvers can be made of aluminum, metal, wood, or glass. Even if you never knew what it was called, you probably see some type of louver every day since they are commonly found in window blinds and shutters. The angle of the louvers may be adjustable or fixed. Many louvered roofs feature fixed angle louvers. Signature Decks in Toledo carries the Arcadia product as it is unique – not only do the louvers adjust, but also the slats rotate a full 180 degrees. They can be opened and closed either manually or through motorized operators.

Arcadia’s Louvered System

Arcadia’s louvers bring superior ventilation and rain protection to your patio. When the louvers come together in the closed position, they form functional rain channels. Arcadia’s rain channels are larger so they can take more water before spilling over. During these recent downpours, competitors’ smaller rain channels have not been effectively repelling the excessive precipitation.  Rain fills up their small channels, coming up over the lip and flooding the patio below. Many of these same competitors use thin, shoddy aluminum or steel that easily starts to rust. Arcadia’s pergola covers use extruded, thick gauge aluminum that stands up to bad weather and stays rust-free for years and years. So if you’re looking for a well-made louvered roof with functionality and plenty of options, look no further than Arcadia carrier Signature Decks in Toledo.


In addition to protecting your patio from rain, Arcadia’s louver system serves to improve your outdoor living environment by letting you control its temperature and lighting. The adjustable shade louver system can limit harsh brightness and redirect sunlight no matter where the sun is in the sky. In some positions, the vented angle of the louvers can naturally cool off the air on your porch or patio. Though louvers are generally seen as a practical element in the language of modern architecture rather than an aesthetic one, the team at Signature Decks think the Arcadia adjustable pergolas look great, too.

In the Toledo area and want more information on information about Arcadia Louvered Roofs and Pergola Covers? Contact Signature Decks for your outdoor needs at (419) 277-5464 or email at info@sigdecks.com