Nine things to remember before you install rooftop screens
Roof screens and enclosures can be used to protect roof equipment like HVAC units and RTUs from the weather. The enclosures also protect the equipment from the public’s eye. This protects your company’s premises and helps you to build your brand.
There are many things to consider when selecting the right screens and enclosures that will protect your rooftop equipment. The most important decision is the cost, which will be affected by many other factors. It is important to consider all these factors when selecting a roof plant screens.
These are the 9 most important things we want our customers to remember:
First, check with your landlord. Any type of roof can be prohibited if there are questions about accessibility, building height restrictions, or fire regulations.
Companies across the country offer roof screens. They require drilling into the roof to be installed. This could lead to leaks or localized structural damage. It is important to consider which screens require roof penetration and which do not.
Cleaning and maintenance
Roof screens of high quality should be easy to maintain. The materials and finishes used will last a lifetime and provide excellent protection from the elements. Because of their strength, the fixtures and materials we use will not need to be repaired throughout their life span.
Apart from the sun beating down upon the roof, ambient heat is reflected off the roof, the surrounding buildings, and streetcars, as well as metal exhaust and utility structures. The shade will be a must, even if it is not necessary for the plants.
Even a little sun can cause problems for plants if they are exposed to concrete.
View from the ground
What does the ground see? The screens are an important visual screening tool to conceal ugly rooftop equipment. The screens should complement your premises’ appearance from all angles, including the ground, the surrounding buildings, and the horizon. There are many screen materials, colors, and textures to choose from.
Although rooftop screens may seem odd to be concerned about branding, they are a great place to showcase your brand. These screens can be seen from both ground and distant views. You can easily incorporate your company logo or color scheme onto any of our panels.
Screens must withstand all weather conditions. It is important to consider where you live and what climate it is when you install roof screens. Wind speed is an important consideration in many places, especially when hurricanes are common. Our engineers allow for wind loads of 80 mph and, with modifications, wind loads as high as 150 mph.
Rooftop screens must comply with local building codes. Although these codes are generally the same across the country, it is important to verify that your municipality has specific regulations. Rooftop enclosures come with their own codes. All codes should be followed.
Rooftop penetration requirements
Companies across the country offer roof screens. They require drilling into the roof to be installed. This could lead to leaks or localized structural damage. It is important to consider whether screens require roof penetration or not. These screens are designed to attach directly to your unit, so there is no need for roof penetration. Envision can be used with all major HVAC manufacturers, so your equipment warranty will still be valid.