Here’s the deal….
We don’t come on site to measure for you but we can give you and your contractor guidelines. Measuring is important for sure and it’s ideal if you can have your contractor or architect help you out. I call my handyman to measure and install for grilles in my own house because they’re often in awkward hard to reach places, AND I just don’t love doing it. However, we want to assure you that you will have a chance to make any changes needed once you receive drawings (specification sheets) from us. We won’t cut and fabricate your custom piece until we have your formal sign off.
How do I measure for a grille? In general, we need you to measure the duct opening in your wall ceiling or floor. Then we’ll design the piece a bit smaller than that opening so that it will fit into that hole. Most ducts are not pristine and pretty. They often have bent metal, build up stuff etc lining the interior, making the duct a bit wonky. That’s ok! That’s normal and to be expected. Just measure conservatively. For example, if the “perfect” duct opening rectangle would be 12” x 6” but there’s a bent piece making one side closer to 12” x 5 7/8” use that 12” x 5 7/8” measurement.
Here’s what we need when you measure, and a few things to keep in mind:
1. We do need the duct opening size (width x height).
2. We need to know (if you desire a flange that sits inside of the opening (if there are any obstructions that could cause an issue).
3. We need to know if there are any conditions that would constrict the size of the panel that overlays the wall / floor (trim, window framing, etc).
4. And, is there anything that would interfere with screw holes (like existing holes or visible screws or metal in the wall or floor?
Always always please feel free to reach out to us anytime with questions. We are here for you and happy to help guide you in the right direction.
If you’re wanting our off the shelf ready made products (Accentuate found on our web shop), that’s even easier as the process is instantaneous and quick. They are already made and ready to ship! We can send over the specification drawings to you so that you can double check and make sure they’ll fit into your opening. I’m fact, we even have the drawings loaded into our web store page so that you can access them 24/7! Please keep in mind that for this standard ready made line, you can always return no problem, and they can be painted by you to match your wall color if you desire.
Bottom line: We want you to replace your less sightly grilles with ours, whether it be custom made to order or off the shelf, and we want to make the process easy for you.