A Beautiful Alternative to Traditional Crawl Space Vents
Are your crawl space vents an embarrassing eyesore on your otherwise beautiful home? If you are like most people, you probably answered with a resounding yes. But did you know there are beautiful alternatives to the traditional house crawl space vents that can make your home even more stunning?
In this post, we explore some of your options and provide tips for choosing the perfect vent covers for your home. But first, let’s cover some of the vents for crawl space basics (sometimes referred to as foundation vent covers).
What are House Crawl Space Vents and Covers?
A house crawl space vent cover is the part that covers the foundation crawl space for your home. The purpose of crawl space vents is to allow the outside air into your home’s crawl space where it can then circulate the air to help keep it dry.
Why are Home Crawl Spaces Important?
Crawl spaces on a home are important because they allow access to electrical, plumbing and other construction components in spaces where there is not a full basement. These spaces are under the first floor in the foundation, so vents are typically needed to help create a drier environment that will assist in preventing mold, dry rot and pests such as rodents, wood-destroying pests and more.
Traditional Vents for Crawl Space
Traditional vents for crawl spaces are boring, unattractive and usually made cheaply from plastic or metal. These types of vents are commonly installed by construction companies and builders. Traditional vent covers are ugly and will detract from the beauty of your home because of their poor design and unattractive appearance.
Therefore, many homeowners actively search for more appealing high end vent crawl space cover alternatives.
Beautiful Crawl Space Vent Covers for Your Home
High end crawl space vents have classic and elegant designs. They are also sometimes replicas of historic designs with a variety of intricate details that make them attractive. A elegant high end crawl space vent cover will take what was previously an industrial-looking eyesore and turn it into a decorative piece that adds another layer of beauty to the exterior of your home.
Additionally, the more attractive your home is, the more curb appeal it will have, which is great for when you eventually sell your home, too. This is because a traditional crawl space vent cover will age your home and possibly make it look older than it is versus being a showstopper that makes your home visually more appealing.
How to Select High-Quality Foundation Vent Covers
When looking for high-quality house crawl space vents, avoid those made of metal. Metal covers will rust, rot or corrode, which in turn ages your home and creates a maintenance nightmare. Instead, look for vent covers that are made from urethane resin, which weathers the environment beautifully.
A high-quality vent cover will be designed to deflect rainwater away from your foundation and have a feature that makes it easy to remove when needed. It will also come with a plug and blocking plate that can be inserted behind the return air grille in the winter, as well as a screen mesh that can be used during the Spring through the Fall.
At Beaux-Arts Classic Products, we make foundation vent covers in over 25 sizes needed to fit common foundation port hole sizes, in three popular designs, Craftsman, French Louis XIV, and Empire Styles. We offer high-quality foundation vent covers made with durable, weather-resistant urethane resin, available in a wide range of sizes and finishes, including:
- Dark or Rubbed Bronze
- Antique Cherry
- Umber Gold
- Antique Brass
- Aged Copper
These finishes are fused into the surface of the vent grille and frame and will provide a durable, long-lasting finish.
Where Can I Buy Decorative Crawl Space Vent Covers?
Right here at Beaux-Arts Classic Products!
We produce the highest-quality crawl space vent covers that are elegant, timeless and long-lasting. We have a wide variety of options, including beautifully reproduced historic designs, all made with a focus on the intricate details that make them so appealing.
Shop now to browse our wide collection of beautiful crawl space vent covers at Beaux-Arts Classic Products. Discover an extensive assortment of decorative vent cover options for your home, as well as other classic home outfitting supplies.