Fully or partially covered outdoor areas, like transitional “California” or “Florida” rooms, benefit from a ventilation system for outdoor grills. Although Trex® Outdoor Kitchens™ does not manufacture outdoor grill hoods, read on to find out why you should invest in one for the grill in your transitional outdoor kitchen space.
The Benefits of Grill Hoods
As you enjoy the comforts and conveniences of an outdoor kitchen, the last thing you will want to worry about is damage from heat, smoke, toxins, grease, and odors produced by your outdoor kitchen cooking appliances. A grill hood will provide proper ventilation to ensure that your area remains safe and clean, and some local codes even require one if the appliance is near flammable structures. For convenience, the design of the barbecue hood should be suitable for all types of grills (gas, electric, charcoal). Choose a hood with extra depth and an appropriate width for sufficient capture area and to suit multiple designs, layouts, and appliance sizes. For durable and stylish construction, we recommend heavy gauge commercial stainless steel and halogen lights, which add visibility. Outdoor grill hoods should be quiet, easy to install, and simple to clean, so consider features like dishwasher safe filters and mufflers.
Over time, harmful elements produced from cooking appliances – like grease and smoke – can damage your outdoor living space. While outdoor cooking areas with open air do not require a ventilation hood, any indoor-to-outdoor cooking space, such as a covered backyard area or transition room, should include one. Proper ventilation will ensure safety and cleanliness so that you enjoy your outdoor cooking space worry-free for years to come.