Rooftop Screens: Protect Rooftop Equipment from Storm Damage & Conceal Them from Public View


Hide exhaust fans, antennas, HVACs, and communication systems from public view. Improve your property appearance and shield your fixtures from wind damage.

What’s the big deal about rooftop screens? As a property manager, you know about the many mechanical installations that keep your building in working order. You also recognize how these fixtures visually stick out like a sore thumb—especially to clients. That old adage about first impressions carries a lot of truth. No matter what customers have heard about your services, if they see a rundown facility with equipment jutting everywhere, they’re less likely to give you their business.

However, equipment concealed by aesthetically appealing screens creates a more professional appearance. For these reasons, managers elect to install rooftop screening. These panels come in many heights and fabrication styles, as the ideal screening depends on the equipment being obscured. Having said that, which contractor’s most worthy of your business? When it comes to blocking fixtures from view, PalmSHIELD outshines the competition with our expert custom fabrication and broad spectrum of product styles. Let’s discuss the merits of rooftop screens and why PalmSHIELD remains the nation’s top screening contractor!

What items can I obscure with rooftop screens?

  • HVACs. One hundred percent essential for controlling interior temperatures, these bulky items nonetheless take up a lot of space—often lined up in rows—and are connected to an assortment of pipes and ducts. For this reason, they’re impossible not to notice on your rooftop. But when obscured by screens, they continue operating without taking away from your building’s visual appeal.
  • Cooling Towers. Installed to extract unneeded heat from HVACs—as well as reduce water temperature—cooling towers nonetheless create an eye sore for your facility.
  • Solar Panels. At first glance, solar panels—with their broad, light-absorptive discs—might seem like an attractant. But what you might not have considered are the various electrical wires and support structures fundamental for them to operate. At the end of the day, a solar panel setup appears rather messy and distracting; obscuring it from public view greatly improves your building’s exterior.
  • Roof Exhaust Ventilation Fans. Essential to maintaining a good on-site customer experience, these fans expel dirty air from your building while pumping fresh air indoors. Generally speaking, larger buildings need more of these. Which means a rooftop covered with ventilation fans will attract attention unless the machinery’s obscured.
  • Communication Systems. When it comes to large buildings—not to mention large facilities—rooftops will often be strewn with antennas, satellite dishes, and other communication devices. Many of these are supplemented by bulky base installations.

Louvered rooftop screens also help protect equipment from wind damage

In addition to concealing rooftop equipment, PalmSHIELD’s screens—fabricated and sold by us—are efficient at shielding fixtures from heavy wind loads. This is especially important for installations on the roofs of taller buildings. Generally speaking, rooftop screening for aesthetic purposes is found on smaller structures—as the equipment remains visible from ground level. In the case of higher buildings, however, screens are commonly installed for safety and preservation. After all, the higher off the ground, the greater the threat of winds become. If your rooftop installations are constantly broken by lashing gales, you’ll ultimately spend more money on maintenance, repair, and replacement. In short: you need rooftop screens to protect your antennas, exhaust vents, etc. from storm damage.

PalmSHIELD: your #1 contractor for architectural screening

This is another key benefit of rooftop screens. Here at PalmSHIELD, we manufacture a broad spectrum of screening products, including solid screens. However, we strongly recommend louvered screens, as they’re less susceptible to wind loads. What’s more, the lowers can be manufactured at angles to obscure equipment from ground view. Louvered screening also permits the necessary airflow and ventilation for your equipment. If your equipment emits exhaust, it needs to be able to escape. Because we custom-fabricate our products, we can put together your rooftop screening in the manner best for your situation.

This includes arrangement. Give us your plans and measurements and we can craft the panels and gates to be installed in whatever arrangement you want. Do you want rooftop screens arranged in squares to separate certain equipment from others? We can do that as well.

If you want architectural screening to help protect site amenities from high-speed wind threats, contact our sales team today!