With rising material costs of traditional ductwork, University Project Finds Savings with Thermaduct


In late 2021 and into early 2022, material and supply chain issues continue to plague the construction industry. This can equate to rising prices and longer lead times for many commonly used products. As this occurs more and more, many contractors are looking for alternatives to give them a competitive edge in both costs and lead times.

One installation that benefitted from a wider scope of solutions was this Texas University that employed our vinyl cladded Thermaduct in place of the specified traditional insulated metal ductwork. When other options were needed for the 32,000 square foot system, R-12 Thermaduct was chosen because of both a material and installation cost savings over the course of the project. Steady lead times also allowed the installing contractor to meet their necessary deadlines without depending on multiple vendors and variable prices.

Thermaduct is a lightweight solution leading to over a 40% weight savings on most applications. Providing the duct, insulation and cladding all in one high quality product, this outdoor system offers many benefits including higher insulated values and lower air leakage, protected by a 1000 micron vinyl cladding.

Outdoor Ductwork Solved

Thermaduct Outdoor Ductwork

Rooftop Phenolic Ductwork

Exterior Insulated Duct System

Vinyl Cladded Outdoor Ductwork

Pre-Insulated Rooftop Duct System

Outdoor Ductwork with Vinyl Cladding

High Efficiency Outdoor Ductwork

Outdoor Thermaduct System

University Outdoor Ductwork

Exterior Ductwork System

Pre-Insulated Phenolic Thermaduct System

For those looking for high efficiency, alternative solutions that meet or exceed the SMACNA Phenolic Duct Construction Standards, look no further than the Thermaduct family of products. To find out more about how you can use Thermaduct’s outdoor systems including those for the indoors, talk to your local Thermaduct representative or contact us.

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