3 Things to Look for in Ductwork Fabricators and Installers

Custom Aire Ductwork

There are countless details to consider when building a new commercial structure, the least of which is your mechanical system and design. In addition to finding the right HVAC contractor and selecting the equipment that fits your needs best, you must tie it all together with a great ductwork system that offers functionality, efficiency and style.

What is ductwork?

Ductwork is the network of ducts that distributes airflow from a heating or cooling system throughout a building. Design options include the traditional rectangular shape or modern and energy-efficient spiral structures.

Related: What is the difference between spiral and rectangular ductwork?

How do you select the company that’s right for you when it comes to your project’s ductwork fabrication and installation? Here are three things to look for to find the perfect fit:

Workers installing ductwork.

1. Experience

An experienced professional who knows what they’re doing is invaluable when it comes to the construction of your building’s ductwork system. Seasoned experts have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with installation services that are precise and correct the first time, as well as systems that will offer the highest level of efficiency to save you on energy costs when you’re up and running.

While cutting corners to save money by hiring someone with less experience may seem tempting when you begin to build, this will actually end up costing you more down the road in rework charges and leaky systems that cause your HVAC system to work harder than necessary and your utility bills to increase.

A Custom Aire worker drilling into metal.

2. High Quality Craftsmanship

A high level of craftsmanship is key when choosing your ductwork specialist. When it comes to building your ductwork system, exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail will provide you with properly sized and fitted material for a leak-free system.

Why is a leak-free ductwork system so important? When you have a network of ducts that leak air, your HVAC system has to work harder to make up for that lost air. This results in wasted energy, higher utility bills, and more wear and tear on your heating and cooling equipment, which will decrease their overall lifespan.

Spiral ductwork being made.

3. Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication

A ductwork expert that offers custom sheet metal fabrication is a valuable asset to any project, offering the best in craftsmanship, quality and performance.

What are the benefits of custom ductwork?

  • Material tailored to your exact specifications
  • Faster turnaround
  • Increased productivity
  • Heightened performance
  • More control of project outcome
  • Reduced material waste

At Custom Aire, we invest significantly in our in-house custom sheet metal fabrication capabilities to continuously strengthen our ability to provide our customers and their projects with the best possible material. Our fab shop is one of the largest in the area, and features specialized equipment that allows us to produce custom ductwork that fits seamlessly and is energy-efficient.

For more information on our custom sheet metal services and how they can benefit your project, contact us today.

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