FORTECH provides complete low voltage wiring service for residential and commercial properties. There are two main Phases:
Rough-in – aka prewire, preconstruction, or new work. Simply put, this is installation of wiring while the walls and ceiling are wide open. This is the best time for wiring for a number of reasons not least of which is the cost savings.
Retrofit – This is wiring in an existing property. Sometimes called Old Work. The interior is complete or mostly complete. We’re experts and routing wires at this phase with little or no damage to interior finishes.
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THE TRIM PHASE
There’s a phase in construction when all the holes need closed up. This is often needed to receive the CO (certificate of occupancy), but is too early to put high value electronics in. We’ll come in and plug security device locations, install wall plates, and either install speakers or speaker blanks to seal the property.
Outdoor wiring is rarely easy, but we’re good at it. Direct burial is the most common installation method for speakers and data lines outside. For a more robust installation, we install buried conduit and fiber optic lines. When going low isn’t an option we also have the skills necessary for aerial cabling solutions.
The value of conduit cannot be overstated. It’s the wiring equivalent to an ounce of prevention. If a wire is damaged for any reason, we can put a new one in with minimal invasion. It can also save thousands should the conduit link be required for future expansion or system upgrades.