PalmSHIELD Meets Mechanical Screening Appearance Standards
Cities such as Kansas City, MO, San Francisco, CA, Boulder, CO, Scottsdale, AZ, and Austin, TX have one thing in common: they maintain regulations and standards for mechanical equipment screening. What’s more, there are a number of cities and community planners enacting similar standards, as it helps drive tourism, business, and community maintenance. Concealing mechanical equipment from public view adds to a community’s aesthetic appeal, so mechanical equipment screening must match the aesthetic of the surrounding area as well as the building envelope.
Many communities have had appearance standards for mechanical equipment screening in place for years, though these standards were loose in interpretation of application and use of materials. What’s more, screening was often limited to storage and dumpsters, so sit was usually achieved via semi-private or solid fencing. Building envelope was not taken into consideration. Chain link fencing with privacy slats and wood fencing privacy tended to be the most popular option. However, today, designers tend to consider fencing a low-end solution. And they usually favor a solution that fits the design of the building.
PalmSHIELD’s louvered mechanical equipment screening is an excellent option for concealing mechanical equipment, as it is fully framed, made of all-aluminum panels. You can match these panels to your building’s appearance thanks to our broad color options. The design of these panels meets the required 100% direct visual screening requirements and also maintains airflow. What’s more, we provide the option of gate panels with teh same louvered infill.
Consider PalmSHIELD’s louvered mechanical equipment screen on your next project! Contact us today for a free quote!