Any equipment that supports water, electricity, heating, cooling, supply, waste management, or construction is a mechanical device. Some examples are HVAC, compressors, water coolers, generators, compactors, and breakers.
Such heavy equipment is vital for any building and is usually installed on top of the buildings, whether commercial or residential. However, the appearance of this bulky equipment is not appealing.
Roof screens are a great way to cover and protect these vital rooftop devices from weather conditions. They also effectively hide the bulky and unpleasant view of the equipment.
Moreover, the need of reaching out to the rooftop for regular maintenance and repair of the equipment is also vital. Rooftop platforms help the workers to reach the roof with ease and also provide them safety from the risks associated with working on the rooftop.
If you are looking for lightweight rooftop screens and roof access solutions, Conform Group is the one-stop solution that has been the market leader for 20 years. The company is the first full-fledged Australian engineering company for HVACR platforms, architectural screening, acoustics, and roof access systems.
They manufacture and work closely with the local businesses and are also the proud recipients of the Australian Owned Badge. Connect with the team at Conform Group who ensure your rooftop work platform project gets completed seamlessly right from the beginning to the end.
Equipment that rooftop screens can hide
Rooftop screens can hide a lot of bulky equipment installed on the roof. HVAC units, roof exhaust fans for ventilation, cooking towers, ducts and pipework, service walkways, solar panels, platforms, communication systems like an antenna, satellite dishes, and cellular communication units. Tall antennas cannot be hidden, but they can be partially covered at the base.
Good quality rooftop screening comes in many fashions and styles. Some come with infill blades that are close enough for concealing the equipment but allow feasible airflow so that workers can have proper ventilation while working inside the screening compartment.
Let’s delve into the factors that need to be considered while choosing a rooftop screen.
Building permit code
Installing any kind of rooftop screening must adhere to local regulations. Specific codes need to be followed for screen height, antennas, and building appearance.
The screens should have the right dimensions for providing adequate coverage to rooftop equipment like HVAC units, RTUs, and ventilation fans. They must also be large enough to accommodate all bulky devices and allow them to function properly.
Some rooftop screens need to be drilled into the roof surfaces which can result in leaks and structural damage. Hence, considering whether to go for drilled rooftop screens or bolted ones is an important decision.
Premium quality rooftop screens require very little maintenance. The material is sturdy but lightweight and durable lasts a lifetime and provides the best protection against harsh weather elements and extreme wind conditions.
Rooftop screens can be viewed from the ground level and other buildings. Although they may not be considered for branding they can serve well for promoting your brand. With so many choices of different styles, colours, and textures, rooftop screening can be an attractive tool for hiding unappealing rooftop equipment.