If you so choose, virtually any metal fabrication project can be split into two general stages: The production and completion of the metal fabrication, and the field installation of custom fabricated materials or equipment. You can’t complete a successful project without both, and the two have several obvious areas of connection.
At Cypress Metals, we’re proud to serve as full-service metal fabrication experts in several areas, including siding, chimney caps, cupolas, custom fascia and numerous other related projects. What are some of the key factors that need to be present in a metal fabrication arrangement to ensure the gap is bridged between production and installation? Let’s go over a few vital areas our team will assist you with.
Communication is hugely important throughout the metal fabrication process, from initial consultation all the way through installation. Just a single area that’s miscommunicated or confirmed incorrectly can change the entire project, from altering the due date to throwing off several other important processes.
For this reason, we provide a high level of communication and updates throughout our process. We’ll keep you updated on daily progress, plus quickly implement any reasonable adjustments that need to be made so you don’t have to deal with major delays or cost increases. We also pre-assemble and fit all projects before they leave our doors, marking every piece to ensure installation is as simple as can be.
Both manufacturers and customers alike know how important it is to comply with all regulations, from OSHA requirements to other government rules and safety reports. This is a big part of the reason why it’s so valuable to work with full-service fabricators like ours – we already have relationships with strong, reputable third-party contractors who can assist with objective compliance evaluations and limit any risks found in this area. We’ll provide all the proper documentation required for any compliance areas no matter the scope of the project.
Quality control is another area that begins at consultation and does not end until installation has been completed properly. One major tenet of our quality control is transparency – we keep documentation of every area of our process, from materials purchased to labor hours worked and much more. We’re happy to provide shipping photos or other similar documentation for the actual transportation process, as well.
Distance to Installation Site
Finally, one area that can sometimes be glossed over when it comes to the gap between production and installation: The proximity between the production site and the delivery site. On-site deliveries can generally be made across multiple states or even regions, but know that each state can have its own set of permit and licensing requirements. For this reason, those within reasonable proximity will have the fewest issues with delivery and installation.
For more on ensuring you properly bridge the gap between metal fabrication and installation, or to learn about any of our custom metal design or laser cutting services, speak to the staff at Cypress Metals today.