Before Installing Roof Screens, Consider These  Factors

Con-form Group offers a way to shield important rooftop equipment from the elements. These enclosures protect often unattractive equipment from the public eye. This helps improve the overall appearance of your company’s premises as well as your business brand.

There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the best screens and enclosures suitable for your roof equipment. While cost is an important consideration, many other factors can influence the decision. It is crucial to consider these aspects when selecting the roof screen.

These are seven things we recommend our customers keep in mind.

1. Code Compliancy

Roof plant screens should comply with local building codes. These codes are often similar across the nation, but it is important that you verify your local regulations. There are specific codes that govern rooftop enclosures. These codes include factors such as screen height and building appearance. All applicable codes must be observed.

2. Rooftop Penetration Requirements

Roof screens supplied by many companies in the United States require that holes be drilled into the roof to allow for installation. This can lead to structural damage and leakage later. This is an important point to remember when choosing between screens that need rooftop penetration and those which don’t.

3. Impact on Rooftop Equipment

You should consider the impact on your rooftop equipment, such as HVAC units, ventilation fans, RTUs, and other rooftop equipment. The screens must be appropriate in size to provide protection, yet have enough space so that equipment can still be accessed and functions properly. Every installation we do includes the enclosed equipment to ensure that it continues to function optimally.

4. Cleaning And Maintenance

Good quality roof screens will require minimal to no maintenance. The quality of the materials and finishes used will ensure that they are strong and can withstand all kinds of weather. Our Rooftop Screens can be finished like that used in the automotive sector. Because of the strength of our fixtures and materials, repairs are not necessary throughout the product’s life.

5. View From The Ground

What can people see from the ground when they look up at the sky? A screen is an aesthetic solution that hides ugly rooftop equipment. You want them to complement the appearance of your premises from the ground or the surrounding buildings. You have many options for screen materials, colors, textures, and styles.

6. Branding Potential

While rooftop screens might not seem like a good place to focus on branding, they can be a perfect surface to promote your brand. The screens can be seen from the ground, from nearby buildings, and even from far away. Our panels allow you to incorporate your company logo and colors directly onto the screens you order.

7. Wind Loads

Screens need to withstand different weather conditions. When installing roof screens, it is important to take into account where you live and what kind of climate you have. Wind speed is important in many areas, especially those where hurricanes are frequent. Our engineers usually allow for winds speeds of 80 mph, but with some modifications, can handle wind loads up to 150 mph.