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Elevate Your Space: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Perforated Metal Grilles

July 9, 2024

Elevate Your Space: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Perforated Metal Grilles

From new constructions to historic renovations, perforated metal grilles can enhance any architectural design with patterns that range from simple to ornate, and from vintage to modern. Whatever your style, a perforated grille can unify a variety of architectural projects. But how do you choose the right one for your needs?

We've simplified the decision-making process into four easy steps.

1. Measure Your Space

Measure your spaceOur perforated metal grilles come in standard sizes, but we can customize them upon request. When selecting a grille, it's crucial to choose a pattern that fits within your spatial constraints.

Start by measuring your opening's length (X) and width (Y) to determine your perimeter, which is essential for selecting the correct grille size and style. Next, define your border sizes to ensure the perforated pattern doesn’t extend beyond the opening dimensions (B and C).

Cutting the correct opening size for your grille is important, but don't worry—our team can assist you in finding the proper dimensions.

2. Choose Your Optimal Airflow

Selecting a perforated grille involves choosing a pattern that provides the optimal airflow for your space. This is measured by the free air percentage, or the open area not covered by the metal pattern. For patterns with small vent holes, you'll need a higher free air percentage to allow more air to pass through the grille. Conversely, larger vent holes require a lower free air percentage.

3. Select a Perforated Grille Design

Now for the fun part: choosing your grille design. We offer a wide variety of patterns to complement projects ranging from mid-century modern constructions to historic renovations.

Select a perforated grille design

After selecting your design, you still have two more decisions: choosing your metal and finishing option to add the final touch to your project.

4. Leave the Rest to Us

Some grilles may require concealed fastening, welded support bars, access doors, or installation hardware with a matching finish. Our team of craftsmen can assist with any additional installation requirements or challenges. We've been experts in the metalworking business since the early 1900s.

Our team is ready to help you select the perfect perforated metal grille for your project. Be sure to check out our product catalog for a full list of our offerings. For a consultation or to place an order, contact us at 631.482.9449 or [email protected].

Select a perforated grille design

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Company: Coco Architectural Grilles & Metalcraft

Product: Perforated Metal Grilles



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