When my husband and I built our home and chose an HVAC contractor to handle the design and installation of the temperature control system, it never occurred to us to worry about sheet metal fabrication. Very few HVAC companies include an in-house sheet metal fabrication shop. Most rely on subcontractors to handle the manufacturing of the ductwork. Going through a middleman can slow down the process, lead to miscommunication and cost more. Because we decided on a forced air furnace and central air conditioning for the new home, we needed a complete duct system designed, fabricated and installed. We were fortunate that the HVAC company we hired includes a state-of-the-art sheet metal fabrication shop and a team of skilled and experienced fabricators. Our project called for ductwork and fittings tailored to a unique structural plan. The build could easily have come to a costly and aggravating standstill while we waited around for the ductwork to be completed and installed. Instead, everything went perfect. There were no worries over the integrity of materials, response time or turnaround time. The HVAC professionals who designed the system also handled every stage of the job and every piece fit perfectly together. The HVAC company’s extensive resources, experience and expertise delivered a superior end result. The properly executed duct system facilitates airflow and resists energy waste. Our furnace and air conditioner are able to operate at maximum capacity and efficiency. This adds up to a more comfortable home, superior air quality, and much lower running costs. Plus, the minimized strain on the heating and cooling equipment will ensure greater reliability and longevity.