The Different Types of Vent Covers

Vent covers are made for both register vents and return air vents. There are several different types of vents and therefore several different types of vent covers. Vent covers might be made of wood or metal and are designed to simply cover a vent, giving it a finished look rather than leaving a hole in the wall, floor, or ceiling.

When selecting vent covers for your register vents and return air vents, it is important to pay attention to the types of vents you have. Vent covers for floor registers are made to fit the opening and simply rest in the hole, usually with no means of attachment because gravity holds them in place. On the contrary, a vent cover for a wall or ceiling vent will be designed to permanently attach to the wall or ceiling so it won’t fall out.

Several different styles of vent covers are available for the home, ranging from simple to decorative. Basic vent covers are typically made of metal and come in a variety of finishes, including coated white, brass, almond, and bronze. You should choose the finish that best matches your décor because, though painting metal vent covers is possible, it doesn’t last long. The paint will chip and become unsightly long before the wall or ceiling needs to be repainted.

Wood vent covers are significantly more expensive than metal, but they can be stained or painted to match the interior, and it will last for a long time. There are many hardwood floor, ceiling and wall vent covers at the floor register store, if you need any wood floor, ceiling or wall register, welcome to visit the floor register store, I am sure you’ll be satisified with the sizes and species the floor register store have.


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