FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Custom range hood fabrication is our specialty. From design to finished product we are the go to source for custom range hood fabrication. Other range hood manufacturers may claim to offer custom range hoods by offering only alterations to their standard models.

When we say custom, we mean custom!  We have the experience and know how to make your dream a reality. Even if all you have is an idea, along with a sketch on a napkin, we will walk you through every step.  When you receive your final product it will be exactly what you expected and more!

To better help us assist you with your dream range hood, please fill out the below information. If you have an inspiration picture be sure to send it to us as well. If you have any questions along the way or need help figuring out some of the requested information, (dimensions, cfm, etc,) feel free to give us a call at (818) 701-1191 so we can further assist you.

 

WHAT TYPES OF HOODS DO YOU MAKE?

  • Standard Built Models

  • Custom Built Models 

WHAT ARE YOUR LEAD TIMES?

  • Lead times may vary depending on our current production workload. Generally, we try to keep our lead times around 6 to 8 weeks

WHAT KIND OF LIGHTS DO YOU OFFER?

  • Halogen Lighting

  • LED Lighting

  • Incandescent Lighting

DO YOU MAKE CANOPIES ONLY, OR THE COMPLETE HOOD WITH IT’S INTERNALS?

  • We make complete hoods with the internal blower system, lights, switches and dishwasher safe baffle filters, however, we can also make just the canopy

WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU OFFER?

  • Copper

  • Brass

  • Zinc

  • Stainless steel

  • Iron

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT ACCESSORIES YOU HAVE?

  • Straps

  • Decorative Rivets

  • Decorative Molding

  • Pot Rails

WHAT DEPTH DO YOU NEED?

We recommend that your Range Hood should cover the entire cooking surface from front to back. Standard cook tops vary in depth from 24’’- 27’’ This is why our standard models come in 24’’ and 27’’ depths. Please contact our sales representatives for more details. 

WHAT HEIGHT DO YOU NEED? 

The best way to find out what height your range hood should be is by measuring the distance from your cooktop to your ceiling. 

After you have that measurement, you then need to determine the distance you would like your hood to be from the cooktop

We recommend mounting your hood between 30-36 inches from the cooktop. 

(EXAMPLE BELLOW) 

Ceiling to cooktop measures 60’’ 

Deduct 31 from 60’’ (space between cooktop and bottom of hood) leaving you a total of 29'’ to the ceiling. This will be the height of your hood.  

These calculations will get you close to the height you need. We can also add matching duct covers for vaulted/sloped ceilings. Please contact our sales representatives for more details.

WHAT WIDTH DO YOU NEED?

We recommend your hood should be no less than the width of your cooktop. Optimal width should overhang the cooktop by 3’’ inches on each side. 

WHAT CFM DO YOU NEED?

The first thing you need to find out is the BTU of your range. BTU is also known as (British Thermal Units).  After obtaining this information you can then use this simple calculation to determine the CFM your hood needs. CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute)  

(EXAMPLE BELLOW)

If your cooktop emits 90,000 BTU’s

90,000 BTU’s Divided by 100 = 900 CFM

This means that 900 cfm or more would be sufficient. Remember it is always a good idea to have more CFM rather than less CFM. You can always turn our blowers down to your desired CFM because they are variable speed, but when you burn something or just need to clear a large amount of smoke or odor out of your kitchen, having the extra CFM is always nice.