Screen Wall & Equipment Screen Manufacturers Directory

By Roof Online Staff • Last updated April 4, 2024

To learn more about rooftop equipment screens, see our Equipment Screens article.

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Equipment Screen Manufacturers
Rooftop mechanical equipment screen (image courtesy Laurence Fabric & Metal Structures)

Rooftop equipment screens, often referred to as “screen walls”, are structures designed to conceal HVAC units and other mechanical equipment on building rooftops from view. They serve both aesthetic and functional purposes, ensuring that the rooftop maintains a neat and uncluttered appearance while also protecting equipment from the wind and other environmental elements and reducing noise pollution.

Why You Might Need One

  1. Aesthetics: Rooftop equipment screens can dramatically improve the visual appeal of a building by hiding unsightly equipment, allowing the rooftop to blend in with the rest of the building.
  2. Compliance: Many urban areas have zoning laws or local building codes that require mechanical equipment to be screened from public view, making these screens necessary for legal compliance.
  3. Protection: Screens can offer some degree of protection to rooftop equipment from weather, debris, and even vandalism, potentially extending the lifespan of the machinery. Particularly important in hurricane-prone regions, rooftop equipment screens can significantly reduce wind load and wind damage to rooftop equipment.
  4. Noise Reduction: By providing a barrier around noisy mechanical equipment, screens can help reduce noise levels that may affect surrounding areas, contributing to a quieter environment.

Important Things to Remember Before Installation

  1. Building Codes and Regulations: You should research and comply with local building codes, zoning laws, and any homeowners association regulations that might dictate the installation and appearance of equipment screens.
  2. Structural Integrity: The roof must be evaluated to ensure it can support the additional weight of the screen without compromising structural integrity.
  3. Roof Tie-in: The locations where equipment screen supports penetrate the roof membrane are notorious sources of roof leaks. Make sure a qualified roofing contractor is on hand to flash these penetrations properly and make sure that these locations are inspected annually as a part of your roof maintenance program.
  4. Accessibility: Screens should be designed to allow easy access to the equipment for maintenance, repair, and replacement activities.
  5. Ventilation: Proper ventilation must be maintained to prevent the equipment from overheating. Screens should be designed to allow sufficient airflow.
  6. Weather Considerations: The design should take into account local weather conditions, ensuring that the screens can withstand wind and will allow for the drainage necessary due to rain or snow.

Importance of a Good Manufacturer

  1. Quality and Durability: A reputable manufacturer will use high-quality materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions and the test of time, ensuring good performance and a long service life.
  2. Customization: Every building has unique requirements based on its architecture, local regulations, and the specific equipment being screened. A good manufacturer can provide customized solutions that meet these needs.
  3. Compliance and Expertise: Experienced manufacturers are familiar with building codes and industry standards. They can ensure that your equipment screens are fully compliant and optimally designed.
  4. Installation Support: A reputable manufacturer will often provide installation services or direct you to certified installers in your area, ensuring that the screens are correctly and safely installed. They will also have technical departments that can answer your questions or help with any issues that may come up during installation or after.
  5. Warranty and Service: Guaranteed post-installation support, including warranties and repair services, can give you peace of mind and generally indicate you’ll end up with a high-quality equipment screen.

A good manufacturer will not only provide a product that meets your aesthetic and functional needs but will also ensure compliance with local regulations and help make sure the installation is done properly.


If you are a reputable and qualified rooftop equipment screen manufacturer and feel that we’ve overlooked your company, feel free to contact us to ask to be added to this list.

Screen Wall & Equipment Screen Manufacturers List

  • Linea Screens – Custom-built rooftop equipment screens with non-penetrating supports
  • North American Enclosures, Inc.  – Rooftop equipment screens
  • PalmSHIELD – Louvered equipment screens, solid panel equipment screens, faux brick panels
  • Portable Pipe Hangers (Canada) – HVAC screens and barrier systems
  • RoofScreen Mfg. – Equipment screens. Rooftop framing systems. Solar panel mounting systems.
  • Sharchs Corporation – Aluminum equipment screens, sun control devices, aluminum sunshades, airfoil sunshades, vertical sunshades, exterior sunshades, or custom sunshades
  • Silentium Group Inc. – Noise barrier systems, engineered wall systems, rooftop equipment screens