Heat Registers & Grilles: Style Options

A look at the array of designs and materials for classically designed heat registers and grilles.
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The heat registers and grilles of a home's heating and air systems is a detail that significantly impacts the design of the space. When it comes to specifying heat registers, there are a variety of options when it comes to both design and materials, with most companies offering custom cutting. Here’s a roundup of some options from our Buying Guides.

Cast Aluminum Heat Registers

Pacific Register designs and manufactures cast aluminum heat registers and filter grilles, such as this classic Victorian pattern. 

Cast Aluminum Victorian Heat Register from Pacific Register Co.

Cast Aluminum Victorian Heat Register from Pacific Register Co.

Laser Cut Wood Registers

Pacific Register also offers wood options, including this laser cut wood register in white oak. 

Laser Cut Wood Register from Pacific Register Co.

Laser Cut Wood Register from Pacific Register Co.

flush-mount wood grille from Pacific Register Co.

Another option: This flush-mount wood grille from Pacific Register Co.

Custom Metal Vent Covers

The "Antique Flower" is a custom metal vent cover available in aluminum, bronze, copper, and steel from Pacific Register Co.

Custom Metal Vent Cover from Pacific Register Co.

"Antique Flower" custom metal vent cover from Pacific Register Co.

Perforated Metal Grills

Shell Design Perforated Metal Grill from Advanced Architectural Grilleworks

Shell Design Perforated Metal Grill from Advanced Architectural Grilleworks

Advanced Architectural Grilleworks creates architectural grilles, decorative metal panels, HVAC grilles, perforated metal grilles, floor registers, Plaster J-Bead grilles, and custom metal products. Above is their "Shell" design perforated metal grille.  

Advanced Architectural Grillework's "Cathedral" design perforated metal grill.

Another option: Advanced Architectural Grillework's "Cathedral" design perforated metal grill. 

Linear Bar Grilles

Linear bar grilles are often used for continuous or perimeter applications. CoCo Architectural Grilles & Metalcraft offer these linear bar grilles in a variety of colors, styles, metals, and finishes. 

CA100 Linear Bar Grilles from CoCo Architectural Grilles & Metalcraft

CA100 Linear Bar Grilles from CoCo Architectural Grilles & Metalcraft

Decorative Metal Grilles

decorative metal grille

The "Majestic" (CA 819) decorative metal grille from CoCo Architectural Grilles & Metalcraft

Decorative perforated metal can be used for vents, screens, grilles, and more. Shown above is the "Majestic" from CoCo. 


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