Metal Vent Covers & Floor Registers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the advantage of using aluminum versus cast iron vent covers?

Aluminum vent covers are most often used in wall or ceiling applications because they are lighter in weight. Aluminum grilles are also rustproof and therefore perform better in moist locations. Also due to their lighter gray color, Aluminum vent covers are easier to paint to match the surrounding environment.

Are your floor registers flat? What is the thickness of your vent covers?

Our vent covers are manufactured in different ways. From the Heritage Collection, all of our Scroll designs and some of our Square designs are castings made with a lip on the back that ranges between approx. ¼" to ½" deep which fits into the ductwork. The border that runs around that lip and sits on top of your opening is approx. 3/16" thick.

From the Made to Order Collection, we offer an optional Underside Lip, and two grille thicknesses. Steel is available in 1/8” and 3/16”, and Aluminum is available in 3/16”.

Can your floor registers be flush mounted into the floor?

Yes. All cast iron, brass, aluminum and steel grilles can be recessed into the floor but only during a new construction or modification of an existing hole. We recommend you wait to receive the floor register then use it as a template.

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