Ceiling Vents and Wall Supply Vents
Ceiling or Wall Supply Vents
or Supply Vents for Ceilings, Walls, or cabinetry
Supply vents supply air into a room or space. Therefore, the vents commonly need to efficiently diffuse air flow into this area so that it is comfortable or so it does the job, for instance in a Wine Cooler or to vent some refrigeration equipment like a cooler. These can be for residential or commercial use, in ANY Size and we also make these (in a little different way) for more diverse places such as Jacuzzi, Saunas, Wine Rooms or Coolers, Boat Vents, toekicks (under the cabinets in the kick plate), for refrigerator (like Sub Zero) or refrigeration cooling systems venting, to fit between the crown or base molding, to fit around corners, in doors, pocket doors, cabinet doors, cabinet panels, gulf stream or cessna air plane (interiors), drop ceilings, ceiling 1, 2, 3 or 4 way vents. We have made vents for George Washington’s Home, the Alamo, All sorts of Stars and sports figures, beautiful homes, restaurants and hotels all over the US and Canada. Even a few in Great Britan, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and South America.
The stone versions of these can be placed on your tile, your stone, marble or granite counter tops, in the bath or kitchen area or the sundeck. See Stone Vents section of this web site.
Supply vents are typically in the Louvered Design, however we also make them in the Grate Style (see Grate style floors or Walls or at baseboard level) and where these are in the Walls or Ceilings we typically use a smaller square design as the squares are so small that you do not really look behind them and they give you great air flow as well. You can also use the Laser Designs for most supply vents as well.
In the Louvered, Grate style, Stone Vents or Laser Designs, you can choose any size. We just made some 141″ in length and I believe the longest we have made is 22 feet in length. You can specify most all of the aspects or give us a call in order to design your vent in order to give you the proper air flow, to “throw” the air properly into the space, to fit into your drywall, plaster, cabinetry, woodwork, or stone work properly.
It is typical to have the Louvered style diffuse the air in 2 directions in many cases, or for larger sizes, you can have 3 way. In fact, you can choose the percentage of louvers which diffuse left, the percentage which diffuse right and the rest can shoot straight out. For Ceilings the 2 way is the most common and since we introduced 2 designs of the 4 way vent we always seem to have someone ready for these. Many Heating & Cooling, Builders and Architects specify their own design in order to have the look or to have the proper air flow into the room.
Sometimes in humid or hot areas such as Florida, Houston, Bahamas or New Orleans, you have problems with condensation or dripping from your supply vents. This is commonly caused by the old Metal vents transferring that cold energy to the hot and humid air and condensing so that it stains the surrounding wall or ceiling, rusts out or corrodes the old metal vents and dripping into the room or onto the furniture. This is normally remedied by adding Birch or some other hardwood vents which do not transfer the cold temperature of the air conditioning against the hot humid air. There are other causes for that dripping effect such as insufficient insulation around the duct work so that the condensation collects in the duct area and drips out from there. Just give us a call, email or fax and we can go over your situation in more detail.
If you are venting your Jacuzzi (hot tub) to access the equipment or to vent the heat generated by the motors, this can be done. Typically we use a weather resistant wood such as Western Red Cedar, Eastern White Cedar, Mahogany, Teak, Treated Douglas Fir, IPE, Red Wood, or other similar woods, however we have also use Oak, Maple or other woods which would be fully sealed by Stain and Finish or by Prime Painting. We provide full service Stain, Finishing or Prime Painting. For larger orders of ceiling vents and wall supply vents we can match your top coat. When you let us know that this is for a high humidity, boat or exterior application, we make sure that there is nothing which will rust or not hold together in this environment.
If you are supplying conditioned air into your Flower or Wine Room, there are a few things which you can consider when designing for this situation. Typically we like to have a circular air flow going through the wine or flower cooling area and not directly blowing upon the cork or the flower peddles. This air is conditioned with the proper humidity and temperature so you do not want “dead” spots in the room. Dead Spots are caused when the air is leaving a corner or a area without the direct influence of the new conditioned air. Here you want to create a circular air flow so that the corners and racks do not get such a direct blow but slow steady conditioned air passes around all the appropriate areas such as wine racks, or flower stands.
We can change the “throw” or the direction the air is flowing through the louvers of the wood or stone vent during the manufacturing process so that it creates the proper air flow into your space.
When you order, we need the duct opening (air flow) size, sometimes we also need the overall size especially when this is going between baseboard or crown molding, into panels of doors, or other areas in which you have a fixed Overall size.