Ask a question of yourself. When you consider cities such as San Francisco, CA, Kansas City, MO, Austin, TX, Boulder, CO, and Scottsdale, AZ, what do they have in common? The answer is: all of them have mechanical equipment screening regulations and standards. What’s more, they’re not alone, as several more cities and community planners are in the process of incorporating such standards. It is beneficial for communities to do this, as it helps increase business, community maintenance, not to mention tourism. Standards maintain that mechanical equipment screens match the aesthetic surrounding area, as well as the building envelope.
Although appearance standards have been in place for years, these standards, in the past, tended to be loose in interpretation and use of materials. In decades past, screening limitations resulted in screening being used outside storage areas and dumpsters, with use of solid or semi-private fencing, and with no consideration taken for the existing building envelope. The most common option back then was wood privacy fencing and chain link fencing with privacy slats. These days, however, designers disregard these options as low-end and distracting, so they favor solutions that carry the building design and blend in.
PalmSHIELD’s louvered mechanical equipment screening meets and exceeds the new mechanical equipment appearance standards. The screening’s fully framed, all-aluminum panels have the ability to match any building envelope thanks to our custom powder-coating capabilities. Our louvered designs meet required 100% direct visual screening requirements and also maintain the needed airflow for the mechanical equipment. We also offer gate panels with the same louvered infill, allowing the designer to maintain access to mechanical equipment and completely remove the equipment from public view.
Consider PalmSHIELD’s louvered mechanical equipment screen on your next project! Contact us today for a free quote!