Interlaken register cover with Baked-On-Oil Finish
What sets Iron Age register covers apart from typical architectural registers?
In a word, aesthetics. Typical architectural registers are fabricated metal, which means they are cut/welded from a flat plate or sheet, with no surface interest. Our register covers are cast metal. Casting allows us to create a three-dimensional, sculptural piece that is not otherwise possible to achieve.
Our cast metal register covers are also extremely durable—in fact, we guarantee them against breakage for life.
The louver can be opened or closed using a standard Phillips screwdriver as shown
Do the register covers come with louvered dampers?
Louvered dampers—the slatted devices just behind a register cover that can be adjusted to control the flow of air—are available on our website for all register cover sizes, however they are sold separately.
How do I attach the louvers?
Louvers can be “friction fit” to the lip on the underside of the register cover, then adhered with clear silicone for a more fixed attachment if desired. Louvers can also be pushed down into the duct, leaving room for the register cover to be placed on top without interfering with the movement of the louver. In that case, coarse-thread drywall screws are used to attach the louver to the sides of the opening in the floor, wall or ceiling. Click here for step-by-step installation instructions.
How to measure our register covers to ensure proper fit
What is the inside measurement vs. the outside measurement of the register covers?
The outside measurement is the outside dimensions of the register cover. The inside measurement is the dimension of the opening in your floor, wall or ceiling that the inside frame of the register cover will fit into. The inside measurements of our register covers correspond to standard duct sizes typically used in homes.
Are the register cover sizes listed on your website referring to the inside measurement or the outside measurement?
Our register cover sizing refers to the INSIDE measurement—the same dimension of the opening in your floor, wall or ceiling.
Can your register covers be screwed down?
All of our register covers have drill points on the underside that can be drilled out, allowing you to screw them down for a wall or ceiling mount.
How thick are your register covers?
The maximum flange thickness will typically extend 1/4″ above the surrounding surface. All register covers have a lip on the back that is approximately 1/4″ deep.
Standard Finishes (l to r): Baked-On-Oil, “Bronze”, “Silver” and “Black” powder coat
What are the material and finish options?
Our standard register covers are made from cast ductile iron with either a Baked-On-Oil or powder coat finish in Black, Bronze, or Silver. We can also make custom register covers in other metals (cast silicon bronze or cast aluminum) or finishes (see http://www.cardinalpaint.com/powder/color-chart/) for an additional cost. Contact us for more details.
Carbochon 8″ trench grate re-purposed as register cover
Can I order custom sizes?
The short answer is yes. However, please understand that to cast a metal register cover in a custom size, a new pattern/mold will need to be created. Pattern charges range anywhere from $2,000 – $6,000, making custom casting an expensive proposition.
A more affordable option is to have us laser/water-jet cut your custom-size register cover from a flat metal sheet, however it will not have the sculptural relief of our cast register covers.
The third, and most cost-effective option is to re-purpose one of our drainage grates to accommodate a larger register opening. Contact us to discuss which option will work best for you.
How long will it take to receive my register cover(s)?
Your standard register cover(s) (and louvers if applicable) should leave our Redmond, Washington warehouse within 1-2 business days of placing your order. In the rare instance that a particular size, pattern or finish is not in stock, we will contact you within 24 hours to let you know when we expect to ship your order. Please allow an additional 4-6 weeks for custom materials (bronze or aluminum) or finishes.
Our standard delivery method is UPS Ground, but you can also choose Next Day, 2nd Day or 3-Day Air at checkout. Once your order has been processed, we will forward shipping & tracking information to the e-mail you provide.
Who do I contact to inquire about an existing order?
Call us at 877-418-3568, Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm P.S.T. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to help!
Can I return the register cover(s) and/or louver(s) if I change my mind?
We will accept returns up to 30 days from the date of purchase. Returned register covers and louvers must be in the original condition and and original (or equivalent) packaging. Return shipping must be pre-paid in order for us to accept the merchandise.
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