How to Transform Crawl Space Vents into Stunning Exterior Accents
Crawl space vents, also commonly referred to as foundation vent covers, are a part of your home that many people just accept as-is. The covers play an important role in the function of the home, particularly the crawl space itself. However, much like a garage door, many people just view it as something that is functional, rather than aesthetically-pleasing. But, just like a garage door, crawl space vents can be replaced with far more appealing designs, helping to enhance your exterior and add something unique to your home.
Here’s what you need to know about crawl space vent covers and how they can be transformed into stunning exterior accents.
The Importance of Crawl Space Vents
Crawl space vents play an important role in your home, as they allow excess moisture to vent out of the crawl space.
This is important, as your crawl space typically holds the footing or foundation of your home. If there is excess moisture in place and it cannot properly escape, you are setting your home up for mold problems and potential rot issues. Excess moisture also creates a place where many pests like to hang out and make a home. Venting a crawl space helps to remove that moisture that pests are attracted to. Beaux-Arts Classic Products standard production vent provides 73 square inches of Free Air Flow.
Why Most Crawl Space Vents are Unsightly
The existing covers that many people have over their crawl space vents can be a distraction. They have an industrial look to them, and rarely do they complement the color or style of your home. While they are relatively small, they can often stand out and look like an eyesore. Someone may be admiring the color of your home or the siding material your home is made of, but once their eye catches that crawl space grill, it may affect their overall impression of your home and may take away from the overall aesthetic of your home.
But most importantly, you – the homeowner – have to look at that industrial vent every time you look at your otherwise beautiful property!
Reasons You Should Consider Upgrading Your Crawl Space Vents
- Poor performance of cheap foundation vents advertising self closing vents which tend to stop working after a few years. Poor performance of the magnesium fins that close at 40 degrees or lower and open at 70 degrees and higher.
- When the temperature outside your home drops, you want assurances that your ports are all closed for the entire winter. No broken pipes.
One of the major reasons is to help enhance the overall appearance of your home. Crawl space vents from Beaux-Arts Classic Products are beautifully designed in a variety of historic styles and are available in numerous finishes. This helps to ensure the crawl space vent cover you select can fit in with the aesthetic of your home and match the exterior of your home. Our more striking finishes also enable your crawl space vents to stand out, transforming the eyesore into a stunning exterior accent.
Choosing Your New Crawl Space Vents
When you are looking to select new crawl space vents from Beaux-Arts, there are a few options to choose from to help you find the perfect look for your home:
You can select from Craftsman Style Arts and Crafts, French Style Louis XIV, Empire as well as historical reproductions. You also have a choice of various finishes, including:
- Antique brass
- Aged copper
- Antique cherry
- Chinese red
- Dark bronze
- Rubbed bronze
- Umber gold
If you encapsulate your crawl space you still need to cover the old ports. We have covers in various sizes.
Shop Now to Find Your Perfect Foundation Cover
Are you looking to transform your existing crawl space vent into something that adds interest and enhances the overall look of your home?
Here at Beaux-Arts Classic Products, we make beautiful vent covers for your home, including not only crawl space vents, but also return air grilles, supply vents and more. If you are ready to transform your crawl space vents into stunning exterior accents, shop now or call us today at 410-867-0790.