Three ways contractors benefit from fabric ducts

Contractors are often faced with a variety of challenges during a construction project. Scheduling, keeping up with the time and budget, skilled employees, and quality materials are just a small part of it. That is why air distribution systems should not become a headache during the whole process. But conventional ducts might become one as they are huge, takes a lot of space, and can sometimes get too expensive in a certain state of economic downfall.

However, there are solutions in the HVAC industry that make it easier to forget about the problems associated with easier logistics, installation, and other perks of a far superior system. This requires the choice of fabric ducts.

Cost efficiency

There is no doubt that fabric ducts will help contractors the most in terms of cost savings. First and foremost, it is all the costs associated with human labor. Fabric ducts are extremely lightweight and therefore require much fewer skills for their installation and heavy machinery will not be needed. Except for the lift if the ceiling is really high. Also, due to their light weight, the ducts are fixed to the ceiling by a simple suspension system and do not require additional bearings and securing of all seal joints.

From a logistical point of view, fabric ducts are a treasure. Because they are lightweight and simply packed in boxes, they do not require trucks or other long-term means of transport. This not only saves money but also time. In addition, boxed ducts are extremely easy to store and space-saving, so they can safely await their turn to be installed on-site, protected from environmental influences.

Finally, since the entire air distribution system consists of the ducts themselves and their suspension systems, there is no need to invest in additional grills, diffusers, or dampers. And due to their natural properties, fabric ducts do not form condensation and do not need additional insulation.

Plug and Play Solution

Fabric ducts are a very good-looking solution for air diffusion. They are prepared exactly as the customer wants them before they arrive on-site so the contractors immediately eliminate several important problems: commissioning, balancing, and adapting them to the interior design.

Fabric ducts are plug-and-play solutions. They are ready to be used once they are out of the box. Commissioning fabric-based dispersion systems only require the correct airflow at the inlet. Balancing happens during the design phase.

As the duct material can be available in a variety of colors or patterns, they are immediately adaptable to the indoor design, which means that there is no need to worry about painting the ducts. This not only reduces costs or saves time, but also avoids complicated processes that are not durable.

Trust in quality

Quality. This is perhaps the most important consideration for contractors at any stage of construction. The air distribution system is no exception. Even saving money or time will not make a difference if a poor-quality product ends up damaging the contractor’s reputation. Perhaps this is why many of them prefer the old and reliable metal ducts, even though the alternative is not inferior.

Fabric-based air dispersion solutions are truly high-quality products that can be installed in virtually any application. Fabric ducts are also very durable, with a proven track record of providing excellent indoor air quality for decades. The high-quality materials meet a wide range of standards, are fire-resistant, and can be with a special antimicrobial coating, making them suitable even for projects with the highest hygiene requirements.

Finally, especially in the current economic climate, the prices of fabric ducts are much less affected by environmental factors and rising material prices. Thus, the installation of textile-based air diffusion systems indoors means that there is no need to worry about staying within the budget.

A change for the better

Although sometimes hard to admit, change often brings unprecedented rewards. And while contractors may sometimes be reluctant to exploit alternative air dispersion systems, they should not hesitate to take advantage of fabric ducts. The technology, which has been in development for five decades, is increasingly being used in projects ranging from the food processing industry to entertainment venues, ensuring perfect air quality and helping to reduce costs. And the proven quality of the system is a sure guarantee that it will work perfectly for decades to come.

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