Does Your Commercial HVAC Company Fabricate Sheet Metal?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
residential, commercial and industrial HVAC-R services in Amarillo, Texas

If you are looking to have a new commercial HVAC/R system installed, you want to work with a company that can handle it all. From design and installation to repair and maintenance, your HVAC/R techs should be able to take care of everything. But, can the company you work with fabricate sheet metal too?

What are the benefits of an HVAC company fabricating sheet metal?

The main reason why you would want your HVAC company to be able to design and fabricate sheet metal is for ductwork. All heating and air systems require ductwork and commercial systems often need more.

If you go with standard pieces of ductwork, they might not all fit within your property. This is because each commercial property is unique. There is other equipment that the ductwork will need to wrap around. Working with an HVAC company that also offers full metal fabrication can solve this problem. They can provide custom-designed, seamless ductwork for your new or older system that won’t leak air.

Common types of ductwork

Getting custom ductwork is ideal, but your full metal fabrication designers should also be able to handle standard pieces as well. Here are some of the most common types of ductwork your system might use.

Single piece: This is exactly what it sounds like. It can either be a solid piece or two rounded pieces formed together by the fabricators. Using this type cuts down on labor costs because it does not need to be attached at the job. The downside to a single piece of ductwork is that it doesn’t fit well into vans or trucks. This results in more time spent driving back and forth.

Two-piece: This type, also known as half or L section, has two longitudinal seams that have to be joined together. It can also be called knocked down (KD) or unassembled ductwork. If your HVAC technicians use this type, it will take more time and labor to put it together on your property. But, they can fit more pieces into their vehicles, which saves driving time costs.

Four-piece: This type of ductwork comes in four pieces, as its name suggests. It must be constructed at the job-site because it can be too large to store in vehicles.

Finding the right HVAC and full metal fabrication company

Finding the right company to work with is the best way to make sure the job is done well. They should be able to handle large and small commercial projects as well as sheet metal fabrication for ductwork. Here are a few other things to look for when choosing.

  1. Quality products: You want to make sure that the company you choose provides high-quality products. You can do this by asking the company for examples of their work and looking at online reviews or ratings.
  2. Equipment: It is important to know what a full metal fabricator is capable of. Make sure that the one you work with has up-to-date, functional equipment.
  3. Good customer service: Every business should offer exceptional customer service. You can ask for references from each HVAC/metal fabrication company to see how the process went with their past jobs. You can also look at social media for ratings and reviews.

Commercial HVAC/R and full metal fabrication services in Amarillo

Do you need a new commercial HVAC system or ductwork for your property? Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical in Amarillo, Texas has you covered. Our professional installation technicians are experienced with helping businesses large and small with their HVAC/R systems. We are also a full sheet Metal Fabrication company, capable of anything from complicated ductwork systems to simple architectural trim. You can reach us at (806) 376-8345 or Send Us an email to learn more about our services.