Are you having trouble finding mechanical sheet metal roof equipment accessories?
Are you missing deadlines while you wait for your suppliers?
In our last post, we explained why it is important to order quality curb adapters and other roof equipment accessories.
Here we will discuss how to get a quality product FAST!
Your priority should always be to finish your project on time. Don’t blow your timeline waiting for equipment accessories!
Avoid waiting for roof equipment accessories
Due to recent supply chain issues, many regular equipment suppliers are backlogged.
If you are installing a new unit and need to get the job done fast, it can be very discouraging to hear that your usual supplier of a curb adapter is 4-6 weeks out.
When everyone is stretched thin and lead times are increasingly difficult to manage, it is time to rethink how you order your roof equipment accessories.
Instead of wasting valuable time waiting for your regular supplier to ship you your linear box plenums, sub duct risers, curbs, self-leveling curbs, curb adapters, equipment rails, goose necks, weather caps, fan adapters, or any other products that you need, consider changing your fabricator.
The answer is simple: work with a smaller, specialized welding shop.
Why is a specialized welding shop faster?
When regular equipment suppliers are unable to get material in fast enough, a smaller, specialized welding shop like Madon Sheet Metal is able to be more flexible. Rather than waiting for massive orders of slightly less expensive material to be back in stock, a small, custom welding shop can work with suppliers to order smaller quantities much faster and often for a similar price.
Can a custom shop work with my budget?
Yes. Quality custom welding shops specialize in working with you to design, fabricate, and deliver your product on budget and on time.
Can the roof equipment be manufactured to fit my needs?
Yes. Make sure you work with a fabricator who truly specializes in roof equipment accessories. Only buy from those who can produce a variety of welded products. Working with union sheet metal workers will allow you to be confident that your installers have everything that they need to finish the project on time
Can I expect High quality from a Smaller Shop?
Absolutely. Often, when you work with a custom welding shop, you will get a much higher quality version of the roof accessories that you can buy from a larger production shop.
For example, Madon Sheet metal only uses 14-gauge black iron, 16-gauge stainless steel, and 16-gauge galvanized steel for welded items. Heavier gauge standards allow fabricators to produce products that are easier to weld and install in the field.
Ask your fabricator about the quality of the equipment rails, sub duct risers, curbs, self-leveling curbs, curb adapters, linear box plenums, goose necks, weather caps, and other roofing equipment that comes out of the welding shop.
But aren’t custom shops more expensive?
Not necessarily! The price you pay for a custom made welded piece will surprisingly often be comparable to what you pay for cheaper mass produced accessories. Even if the cost per accessory is slightly higher, you will ultimately save money because you will get the roof equipment accessories much faster. Think about how much money you can save by finishing a job on time. There is no reason to miss your deadlines because you are waiting for roof equipment accessories.
Don’t let supply chain issues slow you down. Meet your deadlines and install better quality products. At Madon Sheet Metal, we produce superior welded ductwork and accessories. Contact us or call us at (224) 300-7995 to learn more or get a customized quote.