What is an equipment rail? An equipment rail is used to offer support to the mechanical unit that is placed on the rooftop.
How do I know what is the best type of rail for my mechanical equipment? This is determined by Engineer drawings, the pitch of your roof, the material on your roof, the unit size, and the weight the stand will be supporting.
How do I know what size to order? This is determined by Engineer drawings or a field measurement to ensure accuracy.
Are equipment rails necessary components to my HVAC unit installation? Yes, equipment rails are necessary if your unit extends over the curb more than 1/3 of the total length.
What is an isolator rail? Isolation rails are panels that are installed between the roof curb and mechanical equipment, in order to prevent the unit from vibrating the structure and the noise associated with it.
What are the advantages of installing isolator rails? When isolation rails are installed, you will not have noise or vibration issues. By taking the proactive approach rather than risking not hearing rattling noises, you are ensuring there will be no problems.
Will isolation rails be affected by the weather conditions? No, our rails are custom designed and welded and have a weather tight seal; they will not let water or air into your system.
What are the disadvantages of NOT installing isolator rails? If you choose not to install isolation rails and there are vibration and noise issues, it will be costly in terms of time and money. At this point, you will need to remove the entire unit, rather than if you inserted the rails prior to the HVAC unit installation.