Much ugly-looking equipment is often found on the roofs of industrial and commercial buildings. Although it’s tempting to believe that they are hidden from view because they are so high up, the truth is that they can be seen.
These unsightly features and units can detract the appearance of your company from far away or from nearby buildings. Bad rooftop equipment can negatively affect your brand identity, especially if nearby competitors have invested screeners.
It is important to consider the appearance of your building’s façade and how it appears to customers, prospects, and partners.
Although electrical, heating, and ventilation equipment are essential features of buildings, they don’t have to be visible to the public. Rooftop screening is a great way of hiding roof-based equipment you might not have considered important.
What equipment is this?
These are eight examples of rooftop equipment that you can hide with roof screens.
1. HVAC Units
HVAC units control temperature and climate in interior environments. They are often bulky and difficult to see, especially when arranged in rows.
2. Roof exhaust ventilation fans
Roof exhaust fans draw air from a building, allowing fresh air into the interior. These units, which are either silver or gray metallic, will be more important for larger buildings.
3. Cooling Towers
Rooftop cooling towers lower the water temperature by drawing heat from different sources including HVAC chillers. They are at best bland in appearance. They can rust, which is worse.
4. Pipework and Ducts
A common feature of HVAC equipment is the ancillary pipes and ductwork. They can be easily seen even from ground level, especially when they are connected to high-level wall-mounted equipment.
5. Service Walkways
You can access equipment from rooftops with walkways. These walkways are ideal for uneven surfaces as well as for slippery conditions. Step-overs are available for accessing ducts from walkways. These are functional but not very visible if they are located near the roof edge.
6. Equipment platforms
Platforms elevate equipment from the roof surface, making it more visible. These platforms are often equipped with guard rails that add visual distraction.
7. Solar Panels
Companies are increasingly investing in green design and energy solutions, including solar power. Although solar panels are attractive in their own right, the frame supports, and electrical equipment that supports them can be ugly from certain angles. This is also true for potential solar reflections.
8. Communication Systems
Many other devices can be found on roofs across the country, including satellite dishes, antennas, and cellular communication systems. Although it can be difficult for the largest antennae to be hidden, screens can conceal larger devices.
These are just a few of the equipment that you will find on industrial and commercial rooftops. You can see how they could detract from the company’s brand and appearance if seen from afar or from nearby buildings.
It’s easy to transform your building’s appearance with the many screen options and materials that are available today.
Your customers won’t see ugly industrial roofs adorning your company. Instead, they will see smart-looking screens that match the overall appearance of your building.
You can also decorate the screens with your company logo.