SLC Metal Fabrication Cost Factors: Certifications, Finishing, Delivery

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic factors that are likely to impact the cost of any custom metal fabrication job you’re ordering. From the raw materials your project requires to the labor costs involved and several other important variables, there are multiple elements that come together to lead you to a final cost.

At Cypress Metals, we’re proud to offer a variety of custom metal fabrication projects, creating products ranging from fascia boards and roof packages to siding and wall panels, box gutters and many others for our clients throughout Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah. What are some of the other top factors that influence your final cost for any fabrication project? Here are several.

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Certifications and Compliance Requirements

The metal fabrication world is one where professionals must adhere to strict compliance regulations in areas like inspections, testing, auditing and more. Standards may be put forth by a variety of different entities, including ISO, AS, AWS, ANSI and more. In order to ensure that your fabrication project runs as smoothly as possible, you’ll need a fabricator capable of complying with these regulations. Yes, it’s important to check for this information from Cypress Metals before placing any order.

In addition to certifications, your potential fabricator should be up-front about which specific standards they are held to. Providing you with a list of requirements can help you ensure that your project falls within specifications for the area you plan on installing it in, handling compliance issues before installation has begun.

Painting and Finishing Needs

Many metal fabrication jobs will require painting or some kind of specialty finishing. Which options are required will be completely dependent upon your specific project. At Cypress Metals, our team is capable of providing services like powder coating, painting and more to ensure that you receive the aesthetic value you desire for your custom metal fabrication job.

Other finishes may include zinc, electroless nickel, anodizing or even decorative finishes. For long-lasting results that look great, you’ll need a fabricator capable of applying various treatments to your project in order to ensure success.

Shipping and Delivery

Finally, just like any other product that will need to be transported, your custom metal fabrication project will eventually need to be moved from its place of origin to the area where it’s ultimately installed. Transporting heavy metals usually requires a specialized fleet, which can make shipping costs high for any project. Be sure you’re considering this area in detail before finalizing any budget or cost plans, as glossing over it could leave you well over-budget by the end of the project.

For more on the important variables that play into the final cost of your custom metal fabrication job, or to learn about any of our metal fabrication, laser cutting or other programs in SLC or surrounding areas, speak to the staff at Cypress Metals today.