Back in Stock! Stop drafty floors and save energy by replacing damaged or missing foundation vent covers. Our eco-friendly replacements, stamped from heavy-duty upcycled steel, are a quick and long-lasting solution. Tough to prevent rodent chewing and helps to cover old rodent holes (see photos). USA-made from galvanized sheet metal scrap that might otherwise have gone into the landfill. Contractor grade ¨C these are functional, not decorative. Minor surface flaws/scratches/imprints are normal due to the nature of the material. Can be trimmed to size or to fit around drain pipes using metal-cutting shears (not included). Each one includes a 1/4″ wingnut for installation on homes with bolt in middle of foundation vent hole. 21.25? x 5.25″ standard size. Smaller size also available. Sold in 2-pack only. Shipping discount will apply to orders of more than one pair. Note that shipping charges will still apply if we choose to deliver in the Dallas, Texas area.
Local pickup is also available in Dallas, Texas. Send message for more info about pickup. Pickup orders usually need to allow 3-5 days for processing and packing. If you are in a rush, please message us but PLEASE allow time for us to answer as we work full time jobs and sometimes miss the messages. Feel free to message again if you do not receive a prompt response.
If you need a larger quantity than shown, please contact us. Also contact us about wholesale quantity purchases.
Eco-friendly. Saves energy.
Helps prevent drafty floors.
May help prevent broken pipes by keeping your crawlspace warmer – but this is not guaranteed.
Covers holes made by rodents or other pests.
Can be trimmed to size or to fit around drain pipes. Use metal-cutting shears (not included).
X-pattern embossed for strength.
1/4″ center hole can easily be re-drilled larger, if needed.
Includes 1/4-20 wingnut for easy installation. Fits the original bolt on most foundation holes. Other wingnut sizes are available through your local hardware store. Hole on vent cover may need to be enlarged to accommodate larger bolt sizes.
Can be painted to match home’s exterior trim if a more decorative look is desired.
Note on price increase: Due to Covid shortages, the price of steel has gone up tremendously this year and therefore we have had to raise prices. Our price has nearly doubled and yet we have on raised prices about 30%. Due to that, we will not be accepting offers for a lower price for now unless you are truly buying in large quantities. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will allow local pickup though in the Dallas/Garland area so that you can save shipping if you want to pick up.
CAUTION: Sharp edges. Wear gloves or use caution when handling.
Installation is fairly straightforward but some familiarity with using a drill and metal shears is recommended in case modifications are necessary. Most vent openings have a 1/4-20 bolt protruding near the center. Simply slide the new vent cover over that bolt and then screw on the new wing nut that is provided. Sometimes it helps a bit to spray the old bolt with WD-40 or similar lubricant. If your bolt is a different size, you can usually find replacements at Home Depot, Lowes or your local hardware store. Hole on vent cover may need to be drilled larger to accommodate larger bolt sizes.
The new vent covers can be installed with the X pattern facing inwards or outwards, whichever works better for you. If trimming is necessary, metal shears work very well for this purpose. Just watch out for sharp edges!
Note that shipping will be discounted for multiple items.
Let us know if you need any additional instructions.
Returns will be accepted for defective items only. Any cut or modified items will not be accepted for return.