Q1: Is your product engineered?
A1: Our product is specifically engineered for each project and location. We will provide the customer stamped submittal drawings and calculation package so that a deferred submittal/permit can be issued.
Q2: My client is requesting an architectural product that I don’t see in your marketing materials.
A2: Due to sheer volume of different variations, we can’t show all the systems that we can provide. Because of our direct connection to the extrusion plant, many of our commercial projects use custom extruded shapes that pertain to that project specifically. Please provide us illustrations of the architectural product proposed, and we will provide a matching or similar product.
Q3: Are your install crew’s union?
A3: Since our fabrication and install crews don’t fit easily into any one trade union, we are a non-union shop. For example, we use glass, but we are not Glaser’s, we use metal, but we are not Iron Workers. With that said, we do projects that require prevailing wage or we can outsource the installation to a union crew to meet our customer requirements.
Q4: Do we use welded products?
A4; We are very competitive with our pricing and this is because we use aluminum extrusions which inherently allow us to use profiles which engage each other via snaps, ribs and sockets to name a few connecting mechanisms. Which further allows us to quickly and economically mechanically attach assemblies. One of our specialties is working with clients to see if we can design the system so that it can use mechanically attached assemblies, which drastically reduces costs and lead times.
Q5: Can you match other painted materials on our job site?
A5: Yes! Depending on the scale of the project, we can have the aluminum painted on an automated baked enamel paint line, very similar to the paint system on your automobile. Or we can have smaller scaled projects either painted on a horizontal line or have them powder coated. We just need a paint chip/paint code or a piece of the material you are requesting us to match.
Q6: How can your product help us with achieving our LEED designation?
A6: We can possibly help in several areas:
Credit 2.1 & 2.2 – Construction Waste Management.
Credit 4.1 & 4.2 – Recycle Content
Credit 5.1 & 5.2 – Regional Materials Extracted, Processed, Manufactured.
Q7: How Can I get a Quote?
A7: Utilize our easy to use quote sheet and we will return it to you with a quote. We are happy to make a site visit, take measurements and create a personal quote. We can direct you to a participating partner that sells our Alumarail products. Additionally, we are happy to receive napkin drawings and discuss your projects uniqueness, Alumarail product options and installation requirements via phone or e-mail. Our experienced team is here to help ease the process however possible. Click here to get a quote.
Q8: Can I install Alumarail systems or does it have be installed by professional contractors?
A8: Alumarail is designed to be installed by a contractor or those that enjoy and prefer to Do-It-Yourself (DIY). We have easy to follow and well detailed hard copy instructions that allows the most novice DIY to complete their project. Additionally, for those who prefer receiving direction in a more visual format, we offer step by step videos that can be viewed from your hand held devices. Videos can be paused, reversed and replayed in an effort to support your project build. Also, our well trained staff is willing and happy to answer questions via phone or e-mail.