Louvre or Jalousie Windows are the worst

3 02 2014

louvre windows

If you live some where that is not temperate year round you may not have run into this abominable style of windows. For obvious reasons, installing these things somewhere cold is a terrible idea but installing them somewhere warm is also silly.

Invented well before the advent of air conditioning, Jalousie windows are meant to utilise natural ventilation to cool homes in hot areas like Southern California. Now that we have entered a more modern age where air conditioners are pretty standard in places like Los Angeles, Jalousie windows are a waste of money, energy , and resources.

Which brings us to the crux of the matter; the importance of good window insulation. Tashman Home Center is one of the few remaining retailers of louvre windows but we do not recommend them at all.

Instead we recommend aluminum or Vinyl windows with Low E glass for extra energy efficiency. For more on our various styles of windows, see our info page or our Catalog.

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New Multi slide doors installation Hollywood Hills, by Tashman’s

18 09 2013

Tashman’s recently installed new beautiful Heritage Multi Slide doors in the Hollywood Hills,

The project was designed by Steve Fierce. He incorporated the indoor out door feel in his home.

The views of Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills, and all of the city are amazing. The doors slide on the outside so they do not take up room on the interior of the house. The frame stack neatly and are easy to roll out with the 3″ roller and graphite track system Heritage uses.


Really cool front door!!!

This front door system uses 1/2″ glass, that is set in the concrete. it is butt joined and sealed together. The frame less door with the ladder handles lock and a stay open when need be.

We installed all of the above glass, windows, doors, shower doors in the home. our team leader Greg

has been doing these types of specialty aluminum glass doors and windows for Tashman’s for over 15 years.

Kenny Tashman  did the layouts and helped do the door design, He has been promoting Heritage Windows for the past 5 years.

Heritage is a great alternative for high end aluminum windows and doors. They are made in the USA, use high performance Cardinal Low E 366 glass and have many great features.


The front door was unique,in that it is all glass that allows you to see from the front across Laurel Canyon when you walk in


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