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How to Choose the Right Perforated Grille for Your Project

 
Posted Wed, June 27, 2018

From new builds to historic renovations, perforated metal grilles can elevate any architectural design with patterns ranging from simple to ornate and vintage to modern. No matter your style, a perforated grille can tie together a variety of architectural projects – but how do you choose the right one for your project?

We’ve streamlined the decision-making process into four simple steps.

1. Measure your space

Each of our perforated metal grille options comes in standard sizes, although alterations can be made upon request. When choosing your perforated metal grille, it’s important to select a pattern that will accommodate your spatial limitations.

 

First, measure your opening for the proper length (X) and width (Y). This will help specify your perimeter, which is necessary when choosing a perforated grille size and style. Next, determine your border sizes. It is important that the perforated pattern does not extend outside the opening dimensions (B and C).

It’s important to cut the appropriate opening size for your perforated grille – but don’t worry, our team can help you find the proper dimensions and sizes. 

2. Choose your optimal air flow

When selecting a perforated grille, it is important to choose a pattern that provides the optimal air flow for your space. This is measured by the free air percentage, or open area, not covered by the metal pattern. For perforated patterns with small vent holes, you will want more free air. This will allow more air to be pushed through the grille. The opposite applies for large vent holes.

3. Select a perforated grille design

Now, it’s time for the fun part – choosing your perforated grille design. We offer a wide variety of patterns to elevate an assortment of projects from mid-century modern constructions to historic renovations and more.

 


You still have two more decisions to make after selecting your perforated grille design. Success is in the details. Select your metal and finishing option to add the final touch to your project.

4. Leave the rest up to us

In some cases, your perforated grille might require concealed fasting, welded support bars, access doors or installation hardware with a matching finish. Our team of craftsmen can help with additional installation requirements or challenges. After all, we’ve been in the metalworking business since the early 1900s.

Our team is ready to help you pick the perfect perforated metal grille for your project. Make sure to view our product catalog for a full, detailed list of our products. For a consultation or to order your perforated grilles today, contact us at 631.482.9449 or sales@cocometalcraft.com.

 


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