ZEN Industries' May 2012 e-Newsletter 

Duct Sealing with Cold Seam Sealant 

How to Save Labor Costs and Make Better Seals

Delivered Duct and FittingsYour duct and fittings have been delivered and the work crew is ready to install them on site.   

You’re on schedule for now, but looking ahead, where is the single greatest labor cost waiting to put you behind schedule and cut your profit margin?   You’re right; it’s duct sealing.

If your installation methods are still stuck in the 20th Century, the manual labor to seal spray or brush on sealant to all that duct is tremendous. 

Any time you have personnel on ladders and lifts, working in inconvenient spaces, you’re paying a premium for painstaking work.  Once the initial duct sealing job is done, then comes pressure testing and yet more manual labor to identify leaks, seal the leaks, and pressure test again.

Cold Seam Sealant Saves Money and Time

Rectangular L-Duct SectionsIs there a better way?  Cold Seam Sealant is a non-hardening polymer based mastic. It is ideal for sealing longitudinal seams on rectangular duct and fittings. 

Even better, the application of cold seam sealant can be automated, injected into the longitudinal seams during fabrication. 

Your duct and fittings are already sealed when they arrive on site.

When included during the fabrication of HVAC duct and fittings, cold seam sealer is very inexpensive per linear foot, as it adds virtually no labor or extra time to the fabrication process.   Want to learn more?  Contact ZENindustries, Inc. today.

Durable, Long Lasting Seals

Coil Line ImagesAdding cold seam sealer can be relied upon to provide a durable, long lasting seal; therefore, installation crews can simply install and pressure test the duct.  By using cold seam sealer, you’ve reduced manual labor to the possibility of addressing a few leaks.  The overall labor savings is significant.

Want a more conservative approach?  The cost of adding cold seam sealer to fabrication is so minimal, that you can take delivery of treated ductwork and fittings, then install and spray seal or brush on sealant as usual, while still looking forward to noticeable cost savings during the pressure testing phase.  With leaks minimized or eliminated, you’ve still saved labor when it comes to tracking down leaks and sealant issues.

No matter the logic you use, cold seam sealer can improve your bottom line.

Rated for SMACNA seal classes A, B, and C.   Non-hardening and fire retardant.

Let ZEN walk you through the benefits of sealing longitudinal seams with cold seam sealer.  Contact us today.

No matter how big or small your project:  

ZEN Industries provides all or part of your HVAC needs.  HVAC ductwork manufactured according to your schedule, meeting 3rd Edition 2005 SMACNA standards.  Contact Heather Rodehaver - Business Development Representative at 877-600-0274.   

Contact ZEN Industries today.

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