Restaurant Hoods and Ventilation


The restaurants exhaust hoods and fans are the part of the ventilation system that maintains a smoke free and fresh environment in your kitchen. There are three things that are constant in a commercial system which are heat, smoke and grease vapour. Without a proper exhaust and ventilation system, the kitchen would always be sooty, smoky and uncomfortably hot. It could affect the operation of some of the appliances in the kitchen like the fridge and gas burners. It could also contribute to the spoilage of food in the kitchen.

For safety and compliance purposes, all restaurants must have exhaust canopies. These are installed in the kitchen directly over the cooking appliances where smoke rises up into the exhaust system. The exhaust system removes the smoke and greasy vapour while the make up air system brings in fresh air into the kitchen.

Exhaust canopies or hoods are an integral part of the exhaust system. This canopy is the capture area for all the emissions from the appliances. The hood is designed to capture all of the greasy smoke and vapours from the burners. The design and positioning of the hood will also depend on the kind of cooking that you do, whether it is light or heavy cooking.

Variations of these hoods include wall mounted exhaust canopies, island canopies, back shelf canopies, etc.


You can either have a type I hood or type II hood. The difference between a type I and type II hood is that a type I have a liquid-tight welded construction for grease extraction applications, whereas the type II are not built to same stringent rules, and are designed to be used in heat removal applications such as convection ovens, pizza ovens or dish washers.

The duct work is another component of the exhaust system. The duct is basically the pipe that connects the hood to the exhaust fan. The exhaust fan expels the smoke and greasy vapour to the outside on top of the roof of the building.

We are offering a variety of highly efficient exhaust canopies from reputable manufacturers. We have a team of installation experts who will install these exhaust hoods into your kitchen. When it comes to installation of restaurant hoods, effective design and proper installation by knowledgeable technicians is necessary in order for the ventilation hood to function properly.

Other considerations to be made in installation of the hood include safety factors and compliance requirements.  Safety factors are considered since there are huge fire hazards in a commercial kitchen and therefore the exhaust hoods due to primarily grease buildup in the hood and exhaust duct . Our installation team is well aware of compliance requirements by local authorities and every installation is made ready to pass any inspection tests. Regular maintenance is also necessary in order to maintain certification for compliance.

We have a selection of high quality stainless steel restaurant hoods to offer. Request for a quote online today and we will be glad to work with you.