Baseboard registers, standard and non-standard dimensions
Problematic baseboard registers are ones that deviate from the standard specifications of 13,15, or 24 inches in the horizontal, and vertical dimensions that differ from 4.5,5, or 12 inches.
Quality custom baseboard heat registers, available in metal or wood for vintage or contemporary homes
We offer traditional conventional sizes, and manufacture baseboard registers in custom dimensions in sloping or non-sloping configurations.
Baseboard registers issues that can often cause problems with fit
In residences that originally had gravity baseboard registers metal ducting sometimes protruded from the wall. This can cause a baseboard register to not sit flush against the wall. Many times this metal will need to be snipped off somewhat or bent back with pliers but be forewarned that metal edges can be very sharp so this should be done carefully.
Important: note if the the duct opening is in the wall, the floor, or both locations. If part of the floor is cut out, the baseboard registers will need to project out far enough to cover the hole up. We usually recommend the unit extend about one quarter inch past the edge of the opening.
Probably the most versatile style is the laminated wood geometric type. The concept is to build the thickness to a depth that roughly brings it out to the front of the existing baseboard. Some people have thick baseboards, and others have thin. It is nice to have the flexibility to get something in the ballpark of each possibility. These can be made sloping.
On numerous styles of custom baseboard units we provide computer CAD drawings at no charge after order so that you can double check the layout and all the dimensions. At that point if something needs to be changed it is possible. This is a good safety check and prevents a lot of problems.
Retro 1950s houses often had slanted faceplate triangular style metal louvered registers similar to the University style. For an industrial retro post modern look this might just be the ticket.