What is your average lead time?
What is the heaviest gauge that we work with?
What is paintgrip?
Can Galvanized be painted?
What does broadway vs shortway mean?
Do you wrap the ends of ductwork so dust doesn’t get in on the job site?
How much duct can you build in a day?
What other products do you manufacture?
Do you install duct work?
Why buy duct work from Shape when I could make it myself?
What is your average lead time?

Our average lead time is 4 days but each job is unique so please call for more precise timing

What is the heaviest gauge that we work with?

As a rule of thumb we can form up to 14 gauge Pittsburg & welded, 16 gauge spiral pipe and 18 gauge helical seemed oval. But if you have something that exceeds these please don’t hesitate to call and ask.

What is paintgrip?

Paintgrip, also known as galvanneal is galvanized material that has gone through an annealing process which creates a matte finish with a porous structure which readily bonds to paint after being cleaned in the field to remove oil and debris.

Can Galvanized be painted?

Yes, after field prepping to remove oil galvanized can be painted although the paints adhesion will be significantly less.

What does broadway vs shortway mean?

A broadway (hard bent) elbow’s centerline is measured through the major axis while a shorway (easy bent) is measured through the minor axis.

Broadway

Shortway

What other products do you manufacture?

We try to stick to commercial and light industrial duct work, this is to provide the highest quality duct at the best price possible with industry leading turn around time.  But can do welded hoods and curbs. In the end we are a duct work manufacturer though, not just another sheet metal shop.

Do you install duct work?

No, we are strictly a manufacturer.

Why buy duct work from Shape when I could make it myself?

Duct should be treated like any other commodity and is most cost effectively manufactured by a duct manufacturer.  In the end would it make sense to manufacture your own nuts, bolts, and screws too?

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