Protect Your System and Building with Commercial Hail Guards

Jun 13, 2017 | General HVAC

When thinking about protecting your HVAC system, hailstorms most likely don’t jump to the forefront of your mind, especially here in Kansas. But hailstorms do occur more frequently than people think, and HVAC systems are quite vulnerable to the damage hail can do.


During a hailstorm, your outdoor or rooftop unit can experience severe damage from both the hail and any airborne debris. The best mode of protection you can offer your unit is to install hail guards. These durable guards are designed to protect your entire outdoor system or just specific features of your choosing, depending on what best suits your needs and finances. Hail and/or debris can be severe enough to cause loss of heating and cooling, loss of the use of the entire facility, and/or water damage.


Something like hail damaging the fins on your coil assemblies (which compresses them) results in diminished heat transfer so your system won’t function properly. This consequence could be as major as compromising your workforce’s ability to carry on, thereby shutting down your business until the fins are repaired or replaced (in the case of severe damage) or as minor as the fins being damaged but workable. In the case of a minor repair, if this continues with each storm, the result would be cumulative damage and may end in needing to replace the entire unit. The investment in your HVAC system’s protection is a smart business strategy and will save you both repair and replacement costs in the long run. If your system wasn’t installed with hail protection, call B & C Mechanical to discuss how we can install hail guards to help you protect your investment.

Request service online today. B & C Mechanical provides commercial repair, replacement, installation, and maintenance services to residents in Kansas and Missouri. From Olathe to Kansas City, Blue Springs to Raytown, we are the #1 HVAC company in the area. Visit our service area page for the list of communities we serve. We service residents in areas surrounding these towns as well. If you don’t see your town listed, call us at 913-681-0088 and find out what we can do for you.

B & C Mechanical is proud to offer commercial heating and cooling services to residents in Kansas and Missouri. In Kansas, our service ares include Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Prairie Village, Shawnee, Merriam, Mission, Kansas City, Roeland Park, and surrounding communities. In Missouri, our service areas include Blue Springs, Gladstone, Grandview, Independence, Lees Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City, Raytown, South Kansas City, and surrounding communities. Call us now at 913-681-0088 or request service online.