Materials Used to Make a Floor Register or Wall Vent I

The art of building a good floor register comes from physics. Because of the added control and the location, wall and floor registers are subjected to a constant change in air pressure, temperature, and sometimes even physical force. This means that vent cover must be built with care and an accent on quality and longevity.

The materials must be carefully selected for their ability to withstand temperature variations, physical force and be air resistant at the same time. One cannot just take a piece of steel and place it to cover the vent opening. That steel will warp, twist, rust, and eventually fall out of the air duct forcing you to rapidly replace it.

Solid Brass is the sturdiest of them all. It allows for amazing durability and air resistance while keeping the cost of the material relatively low. Brass is also known as a rich looking metal and gives the room that it is in an appearance of quality and high value.

Solid Aluminum is another metal used to make floor registers and cold air returns. It is not as durable as Solid Brass and is not as rich looking but it still does the job. Easily paintable it has the ability to be put almost into any atmosphere and thus possesses a touch of versatility in its use as a vent cover.

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