GLOSSARY - PRODUCT TYPE
Grille - Louvered or perforated covering for an opening in an air passage which can be located in a wall, ceiling, or floor.
Register - A combination grille and damper assembly over an air opening
Diffuser - Circular, square, rectangular, or linear air-distribution outlet, generally located in the ceiling, and composed of deflecting members discharging supply air in various directions and planes and arranged to promote mixing of primary air with secondary.
Linears - Custom extruded aluminum grilles and diffusers designed for efficient air distribution and architectural requirements. Used for variable air volume systems and often for a continuous length.
Access Doors - A door or panel to provide entry to ducting for inspection, repair, or service of HVAC systems.
GRD - Grilles, registers and diffusers.
GRD Accessories - Accessories for grilles, registers and diffusers, such as blankets, screws or dampers.
Dampers - Element inserted into an air-distribution system or element of an air-distribution system permitting modification of the air resistance of the system and consequently changing the airflow rate or shutting off the airflow.
Outside Air Louvers - Device consisting of an assembly of parallel sloping vanes, intended to permit the passage of air while providing a measure of protection against environmental influences.
GLOSSARY - LOCATION
Sheet Rock/Hard Lid - Fixed ceiling, commonly constructed with drywall.
Exposed Ceiling - A ceiling in which the structural and mechanical systems are left exposed, either in their natural state or painted.
Duct Mount/Spiral - Exposed duct design, generally consisting of galvanized spiral pipe, where diffuser or grille is mounted directly onto the spiral pipe.
LinearsT-Bar/Lay-in - A suspended ceiling grid system, typically 2’x2’, that consists of a lightweight frame and removable panels.
Door - For door, partition or other transfer air application.
Floor - For passage and direction of air from the floor.
Sidewall - For passage and direction of air from the sidewall (vertical walls connecting floor and ceiling)
Sill - For passage and direction of air from a sill (horizontal plane at the bottom of a window, exterior door frame or other structure)
GLOSSARY - FINISH
Aluminum Paint - Closely replicates a cleaned aluminum finish with the added benefits of powder coat paint. There is an additional charge for aluminum paint.
Glossy White - A bright white with a very smooth, shiny surface.
Galvanized Finish - Steel with protective zinc coating. Factory cleaned. Closely matches finish of galvanized spiral pipe.
Mill Finish - Raw, no finish. Factory cleaned.
Satin Anodized - Satin anodized aluminum extrusions are best described as a polished aluminum look. Factory cleaned. Available on products where noted. Additional charges apply.
Standard Colors (Powder Coat Paint) - Shoemaker uses a baked on textured polyester powder coat paint with a rust-resistant prohibitive pre-coat. Powder coat paint is an extremely durable finish and holds up well to the stress of shipping, installation, general wear and aging. This finish resists the peeling, cracking, chipping, fading and other problems associated with e-dip and other painting methods. Powder coat paint also serves as an excellent primer when final paint color is applied in the field. Shoemaker standard colors are Soft White and Driftwood Tan. or Rust resistant pre-coat with durable powder coat paint finish in Soft White or Driftwood Tan. No extra charge.
Designer Colors - Rust resistant pre-coat with durable powder coat paint finish available in custom colors. Additional charges apply. Shoemaker has seven colors that are optional an most products. The colors are: Almond, Navajo White, Vanilla, Coffee Tan, Camaro Silver, Bronze, and Black Velvet. Paint samples available upon request.
GLOSSARY - OPTIONS
Opposed Blade Damper - A damper where the blades move in pairs towards each other. Watch a video to see the difference between an opposed blade damper (OBD) and a multi-shutter damper.
Multi-Shutter Damper - A damper where the blades move in parallel with each other. Watch a video to see the difference between an opposed blade damper (OBD) and a multi-shutter damper.