Louvered Roof Equipment Screens

Louvers can be used as vision barriers to hide mechanical equipment and other unsightly items. Louver blades allow airflow and reduce the wind loads imposed on structural framing.

V2KS
V4JS
V4YH
V4YV
Standard Mount Styles for Connecting to Structural Framing



Direct Mount Styles for Attachment to Mechanical Equipment

Direct Mount design for air handler surrounds is available - Model V2KSD, Model V4JSD, and Model V4YHD. These roof screen models include heavy duty structural framing, attachment hardware, and louvered door panels (hinged for access).

Product Design for Standard Mount Styles

Roof equipment screens are offered in several models to allow flexibility in design. Blades can run vertical or horizontal to mesh with surrounding facade and architectural lines. There are also various blade depths to allow for your desired blade spacing. Our latest Model V6JN (shown below) offers the greatest design flexibility with 3", 4", or 5" blade spacing.

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Since the typical line of sight is from the ground on most buildings, a horizontal blade equipment screen with standard blade profiles will have the blades inverted to eliminate all sight-through from ground level. If the blades run vertical, a "sight-proof" blade profile should be used to ensure complete obscurity of equipment when viewed from various angles.

If you do not find the "look" you desire in your browsing, please contact us for a custom design. The possibilities for equipment screens are endless..

A variety of finishes are available from our Equipment Screens Finishes selection chart. Roof screens can be painted with a baked enamel or Kynar 500 finish, or anodized aluminum. A variety of standard colors are available. Custom colors can be selected by sending us a color chip. We will use our computer color match system to precisely match the equipment screen color to other building facade components.

Equipment Screens are commonly specified in project documents under these divisions:
10 82 00 Grilles and Screens (sometimes listed as 10 8200, 108200)
08 92 00 Louvered Equipment Enclosures (sometimes listed as 08 9200, 089200)
32 35 00 Screening Devices (sometimes listed as 32 3500 or 323500)
32 35 13 Screens and Louvers (sometimes listed 32 3513 or 323513)

Free Area Comparison

The free area (open area) of roof equipment screens varies by model. For comparison purposes, a size of 48" Wide x 48" High is used.

Select the equipment screen models by free area:

Product Model
Free Area Compare
73.2%
70.7%
66.6%
50.2%
48.9%
32.3%
32.3%

 

Price Comparison

The price of roof equipment screens varies by model. We have included a comparison of prices for the various models to assist in product selection (see chart below).

Select the equipment screen models by price:

Product Model
Price Compare*
Least Expensive
5% more than V4JS
7% more than V4JS
17% more than V4JS
30% more than V4JS
34% more than V4JS
34% more than V4JS

*Price values for roof equipment screens are for comparison purposes only. Actual equipment screen quotation prices may vary depending on the sizes required and the options selected.

Installation

Installation for Architectural Louvers standard mount roof equipment screens is simple. Each louvered screen is segmented into sections (up to 120" wide) that are individually mounted to support members on the roof top (structural supports not provided). Each section comes with mounting clips to affix the sections to the structural supports. Once these sections are mounted to the supports, the screen appears as a continuous line of louvered equipment screen. Care should be taken to provide enough structural support for desired wind load ratings. The roof screen sections are designed to handle up to 100 mph winds (30 lbs. per square foot) with minimal deflection. Options for higher wind load ratings are available upon request.


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Roof Equipment Screens
Supporting Documents:
Available Finishes
Product Brochure (.pdf)
Wind Load Characteristics (.pdf)
LEED information

Reduce the wind load on your structural framing

With our Louvered Equipment Screens you can reduce the lateral wind load on your structural framing by as much as 71% (varies by model). A solid wall is listed as a reference and carries a coefficient of 1. Equipment screen coefficients are shown in the chart below (excludes any effects created by structural framing):
Wind Load Coefficients
Model
Horizontal
Vertical
0.29
0.24
0.31
0.23
0.35
0.19
0.63
0.30
0.66
0.16
0.81
0.00
0.81
0.00
Solid Wall
1.00
0.00

If imposed lateral wind load is 30 psf, a solid wall will have a horizontal load of 30 psf (coefficient 1 x 30 psf) and a vertical load of 0 psf (coefficient 0 x 30 psf).

Correspondingly, model V4JS will have a horizontal load of 18.9 psf (coefficient 0.63 x 30 psf) and a vertical load (upward) of 9.0 psf (coefficient 0.30 x 30 psf).