The Disadvantages of Angle Iron Roof Frames

While using angle iron roof frames is common in the roofing industry, these structures have several downsides. At QuickFrames, we pioneer and specialize in pre-engineered bolt-in and drop-in frames. Learn more about the cons of angle iron roof frames vs. our no-weld framing solutions, which slide into most applications in minutes.

What Are Angle Iron Roof Frames?

Angle iron roof frames have been a conventional choice in commercial construction. Their rigid structure provides a solid framework for roof openings, with long, thin and right-angled angle iron that provides stability and structural support. These frames often consist of steel, stainless steel and aluminum, and they may also contain high-strength steel alloys. These products can be effective, but their installation requires skilled welders for fitting and securing and may come with some challenges, such as high welding costs.

The Cons of Angle Iron Roof Frames

Some of the disadvantages of angle iron frames include:

  • Time-consuming installation: Traditional welding for angle iron roof frames may consume significant time.
  • Higher labor costs: Needing skilled welding labor can significantly increase project costs. 
  • More design rework: Any frame changes further increase the time and money required to finish the project.
  • Restricted flexibility: A roof’s angle iron frames often cannot accommodate modifications.

The Difference Between QuickFrames and Angle Iron Roof Frames

QuickFrames evolve with today’s fast-paced construction projects. The hallmark of these products is their field-adjustable, telescoping rails. You can install them with little more than an impact driver, which facilitates seamless adjustments during the roofing construction process and removes the need for welding. Our innovative products include:

  • Bolt-in frames: These products are tailored for climate control systems, cooling units, ventilation fans and other mechanical apparatus. They shine in revamping and tenant improvement endeavors.
  • Drop-in frames: Exclusive to new constructions, these products are pre-assembled for effortless drop-in and furnished with weldable or side-bolted connectors for smooth structural fusion.

The advantage of using QuickFrames is that they are adjustable in-field, which is helpful if your equipment sizes, locations or measurements change. If you install a drop-in frame that later needs to be moved, you can detach the rail system, attach new bolt-in connectors and install the frame in a different location easily.

The Benefits of QuickFrames Solutions

Some of the benefits of using our products include:

  • Ease of installation: QuickFrames are designed for rapid deployment, significantly reducing installation time.
  • Cost-efficiency: These frames let you eliminate the high labor costs associated with welding and expedite project timelines.
  • Field-adjustable flexibility: You can adjust and relocate frames effortlessly at any time during construction.
  • Streamlined design process: The unique flexibility of QuickFrames alleviates the typical hassles associated with roof opening design detailing and frame rework.
  • On-site production and expedited shipping: All production is done on-site, with stocked frames ready for expedited shipping, ensuring your project stays on schedule.

Explore the QuickFrames structural frame products to understand how our solutions can empower your construction projects.

Why Trust QuickFrames as Your Roof Frame Provider?

Step into the future of construction with QuickFrames. Our adjustable, no-weld framing solutions can enhance efficiency, ensuring you finish your projects on time and within budget. Request a quote today and revolutionize how you approach commercial construction projects.