Most people give little thought to the ductwork that distributes heated and cooled air throughout their Fort Pierce, Florida homes. However, if you’re building a home and opting for a central heating and cooling system, you’ll need a commercial HVAC contractor to install your ducts. You might also need a ductwork installation if you’re remodeling, adding a home addition or upgrading your HVAC. Read on to learn more about the sheet metal fabrication process.

Why Choose Ductwork Made With Sheet Metal Fabrication?

Ducts made of fabricated sheet metal are durable and flexible. They resist water damage and have excellent airflow properties. Sheet metal stock is available in materials ranging from aluminum or brass to copper and stainless steel. It can be customized to meet the needs of almost any ductwork project. Most HVAC contractors can provide ductwork, but only a few produce customized ducts onsite using an in-house fabrication process.

How Is Ductwork Made of Sheet Metal Created?

Fabricating sheet metal involves cutting and forming. Forming uses applied force to bend and stretch the material into the desired shapes. Cutting uses applied force that causes the material to separate so that parts can be cut out or removed. A machine is used to precisely cut and form the material. It can then be made into geometric shapes, bent repeatedly to create angles or stretched into complex contours.

The quality, construction and fit of your home’s ductwork can greatly affect indoor comfort. An experienced commercial HVAC contractor can create custom ducts with a tight fit and a long life. Customized ducts resist leaks, and that helps to keep utility bills low. Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service residential and commercial HVAC contractor. Our skilled and certified sheet metal installation technicians can create a full range of customized ductwork solutions in our onsite sheet metal fabrication shop. Visit us online, or call us to learn more.