In commercial HVAC installations, rooftop duct supports are crucial in maintaining the integrity of the system, keeping HVAC ducts steady and safe, and protecting roofing materials. Without proper supports, ducts can sag, twist, or even collapse, leading to potentially costly repairs.
The quality and design of rooftop duct supports play a significant role in the overall performance of your HVAC system. They ensure your ducts are elevated at the right height and angle, reducing the risk of water pooling and ensuring proper airflow.
Rooftop supports also help distribute the weight of the ducts evenly across the roof, preventing undue stress on certain areas and preserving the lifespan of roofing materials.
Supports come in a variety of types, each with distinct characteristics. Here’s a breakdown of the differences between Single-Tier, Enclosed, Multi-Tier, 3rd Leg, and Seismic/Wind duct supports.
Single-tier duct supports are a common option suitable for lighter-weight ducts. They consist of a single level of support designed for one row of ductwork, making them a cost-effective and straightforward solution for many applications. They’re also known for their ease of installation.
Single-tier supports typically come in adjustable designs, allowing you to modify the height and angle as needed. This adaptability makes them a versatile choice, capable of meeting a wide range of project requirements.
Enclosed duct supports are designed to surround the duct at its attachment points, providing a high level of support in areas subject to weather. They’re particularly beneficial in climates where ducts may be subjected to harsh seasonal conditions, such as heavy snow or strong winds.
Multi-tier duct supports allow for a more efficient use of space. This is particularly valuable in cases where there’s a need to run multiple lines of ductwork across the same area. You can install multiple levels of ductwork in the vertical space, which wouldn’t be possible with single-tier supports.
Multi-tier supports can lead to a more organized installation. They allow the separation of different duct systems or types (like supply, return, or exhaust) into separate tiers. This can make maintenance, troubleshooting, and future modifications easier.
This type of support includes an extra leg (vertical or diagonal) for added stability, making it a great choice for larger, heavier ducts or for installations on uneven roofing surfaces. They’re often used in locations where stability is essential.
The additional leg can increase the support’s overall load capacity, allowing it to handle heavier ductwork or mechanical equipment without risk of structural compromise.
If you live in an area prone to earthquakes or high winds, you might want to consider seismic/wind duct supports.
These supports are designed to withstand the forces generated by seismic activities or wind loads, preventing damage to your ductwork and ensuring the continued operation of your HVAC system.
Seismic/wind duct supports typically include features like bracing and anchoring systems, which help maintain the stability of the ducts during these events.
They’re typically built to meet specific regional building codes and standards, and they often incorporate flexible components that allow some movement without damaging the ductwork
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When it comes to HVAC mechanical supports, service access platforms, pipe supports, stair assemblies, and more, we offer high quality products from MIRO Industries, Inc.
MIRO began business in 1982 and today is recognized countrywide as both the longest-standing and longest-lasting solution for rooftop support systems.
At The Cincinnatus Group, we chose MIRO products because, like them, we believe all rooftop support products should last the entire lifetime of a roof. That’s why MIRO backs up their durable rooftop supports with a 20-year warranty.
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