By Farago. Range Hood. Published at Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 - 23:53:43 PM.
If the 48 range hood insert is customized and it doesn't fit, you may not be able to return or exchange it. Then you will have to pay for another one out of pocket. This isn't going to sit well with you so make sure you can avoid such an outcome. You don't want to buy something that isn't going to last either. Gathering information before you buy can help you be content with it.
Measurements. Take your time to learn the right dimensions you need for your 48 range hood insert. There are plenty of videos online that show you from what point to what point you need to take your measurements. Double check them to ensure you get the best fitting product. Don't worry if you don't have a size that is considered to be standard.
There are companies who will customize your 48 range hood to fit the space you have available. It may take a bit longer to get it but in the end, that is the route to take. You don't want to modify one that is too large to make it fit.
You need to take note of your insert fan and the dimensions. These can be different sizes and shapes so document what you need. It can be a good idea to take photos if with your phone so you can refer back to it. You need to make sure the 48 range hood insert is going to fit around that insert fan as it was intended.
Ideally, you should have a professional come in and do those measurements for you. They can visit with you and share information on the types of fits available. For example, you may be interested in one that is free-standing from the ceiling. Others connect to the ceiling so you may want to go that route.
If you are installing cabinets or already have cabinets that have to be considered as well. With a professional, they can show you the different styles and they can help you to decide what would look best. From that information, they can obtain measurements.
Thickness. While most consumers look at the overall quality of a 48 range hood insert, they tend to overlook one important element. This is the thickness of the materials. Avoid products that are thin because they aren't going to be durable. They are prone to dents and cracks. You want a product made from thick materials. This will show fewer waves too so it looks amazing installed.
Don't buy any 48 range hood made with less than 16 gauge copper. Ask if it is from cold rolled copper too because that is the best you can get. When you have such a product, you should be able to attach it to the studs with ease.
Installation. Once you have decided on your product, it is best to allow a professional to install it. This could be someone with HVAC or electrical experience. If the home is being built, it can be done by the contractor. While it is possible to install one on your own, it can be challenging to get it lined up correctly. It isn't your typical do it yourself home improvement project.
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