Roof screens and enclosures are a great way to protect vital rooftop equipment from the weather. This protects rooftop appliances like RTUs and HVAC units. The equipment is hidden from view by these devices. This will increase the look and feel of your business brand, as well as the appearance of your company’s physical address.
Before choosing the right enclosures or screens to fit the roof of your apparatus, you need to consider several factors. While price is an important consideration many other factors should be considered. All of these factors should be considered when choosing a rooftop screening.
The following seven considerations are very important for us and you as customers.
- Code Compliance
Screens placed on rooftops must comply with local building codes. These codes are usually the same for all states. However, you must make sure to review the local regulations. For rooftop enclosures, specific codes must be adhered to regarding various factors like screen height and building appearance. Antenna considerations are also important. It is important to follow every code.
- Requirements For Roof Penetrating Devices
Many different types of roof screens are sold by American businesses. This means that holes need to be drilled into roof surfaces. This could result in leaks or localized structural damage. When choosing between screens that have to penetrate the roof and screens that do not, this is an important consideration.
- RTUs And Other Equipment Placed On Rooftops Will Be Affected
You should consider how screens will affect rooftop equipment such RTUs, HVAC units, and ventilation fans. The screens must have the right dimensions to provide adequate coverage. But they must also be large enough to accommodate all equipment and allow it to function as intended.
- Cleaning And Upkeep
Roof screens of sufficient quality will require very little maintenance. The components including the fabrics and finishes as well as the hardware will last a lifetime and provide excellent protection from the elements.
- The View From The Ground
What can people see when they stand on the ground and look up? Screens are an effective and attractive screening tool that hides ugly rooftop equipment. They must be appealing to the eyes and enhance your property’s overall aesthetic, regardless of whether they are seen from the ground or nearby buildings. There are many choices available in this area, including different screen materials, colors, textures, and styles.
- Brand Building Potential
Although rooftop screens might not seem like a good place to be concerned about branding, they can serve as the perfect surfaces to promote your brand. Rooftops can be found in many buildings. They can be viewed from ground level as well as nearby buildings. You can also view them from afar.
- Wind Pressures
Screens need to be resilient to all weather conditions. When installing roof screens, it is crucial to take into account the local climate and the exact location. In many areas, especially those that are vulnerable to hurricanes, wind speed is a significant consideration.
It will be much easier for you to choose and place rooftop screens over time if all of these factors are considered before you make your final decision.