Decorative Screening Materials

Type 1—PES

Type 1A – PES Ventilated Mesh

Main Benefits:

  • Applications: Most common and economical mesh type for ventilated facade screens (office buildings, parking garages, stadiums, roof screens) to provide shading/screening, lower heat gain, maintain views out, and maintain open airflow.
  • Cost: ($) Most cost-effective ventilated screening material
  • Ventilation: 10 to 53% open mesh (various manufacturer products to choose from)
  • Colors: Metallic silver that looks like metal or several other colors from various manufacturers. Custom colors available for larger projects.
  • Custom Graphics: Only material that custom artwork or logos can be applied

Facade Cleaning Information

Additional Information:

  • Fire Rating: Fire-resistant, passing ASTM E-84 “class A” and NFPA 701 typically (independent fire testing available upon request)
  • Warranty: 10-year minimum warranty
  • Lifecycle: Steel / Aluminum structure can be in continual use allowing for the fabric,  the least expensive element to be replaced after its estimated lifespan of 20 years.
  • Geography: Works well in a variety of climates
  • Green: 100% recyclable

What is PES Mesh: 

Polyvinyl coated polyester (PES) ventilated fabric mesh with select manufacturers utilizing additional protective Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) fluoropolymer and tio2 coatings on both sides for protection and longevity while creating an easy-to-clean surface.

Type 1B – PES Waterproof Membrane

Main Benefits:

  • Applications: Typically used on canopy projects but also used where you want 100% solid screening with a waterproof or semi-translucent membrane screening for vertical façade fins or panels
  • Cost: ($+) Most cost-effective waterproof screening material
  • Ventilation: 0% open / 100% solid (non-ventilated)
  • Colors: White (except for thinner membrane products that have multiple colors).
  • Custom Graphics: Only material that can be custom artwork or logos can be applied on selected membranes

Facade Cleaning Information

Additional Information:

  • Fire Rating: Fire-resistant, passing ASTM E-84 “class A” and NFPA 701 typically (independent fire testing available upon request)
  • Warranty: up to 20-year warranty on selected products
  • Lifecycle: Steel / Aluminum structure can be in continual use allowing for the fabric,  the least expensive element to be replaced after its estimated lifespan of 20+ years.
  • Geography: Works well in a variety of climates
  • Green: 100% recyclable

What is PES Membrane: 

Polyvinyl coated polyester (PES) non-ventilated fabric membrane with select manufacturers utilizing additional protective Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) fluoropolymer and tio2 coatings on both sides for protection and longevity while creating an easy-to-clean surface

Featured Projects

  • University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UCGNI)
    Cincinnati, OH
  • West Hills Medical Office Building tension facade
    WEST HILLS MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING (MOB 1) FACADE
    West Hills, CA
  • RICE UNIVERSITY - CAMBRIDGE OFFICE BUILDING GARAGE
    Houston, TX
  • Workday Corporate Campus Parking Structure
    Pleasanton, CA
  • 9th + Colorado - Block 4
    Denver, CO
  • Miami Midtown 8 Tower (Yard 8)
    Miami, FL
  • 9th + Colorado - Block 7
    Denver, CO
  • San Antonio International Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility
    San Antonio, TX
  • Loews Hotel
    Kansas City, MO
  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices Parking Garage
    Santa Clarita, CA
  • Market Station
    Denver, CO
  • ESSEX County Turtle Back Zoo Garage
    West Orange, NJ
  • HISTORIC PONCE CITY MARKET
    Atlanta, GA
  • Capital One Block C
    Tysons, VA
  • Summa Health
    Akron, OH
  • Artistry Kansas City
    Kansas City, MO
  • THE YARD AT DENARGO MARKET
    Denver, CO
  • MIAMI MIDTOWN 5 TOWER
    Miami, FL
  • Hilton Garden Inn Madison
    Madison, WI
  • Georgia State University - The MIX Student Residence
    Atlanta, GA
  • SOBRO TOWER GARAGE
    Nashville, TN
  • Corner of Crocker Park parking garage
    Crocker Park
    Westlake, OH
  • The Gateway
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Wings over Water at George R. Brown Convention Center
    Houston, TX
  • IOWA UTILITIES BOARD (IUB) & OFFICE OF CONSUMER ADVOCATE
    Des Moines, IA
  • MILWAUKEE PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDING GARAGE
    Milwaukee, WI
  • ASB TENNIS ARENA
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Prariefire at Lionsgate
    Overland Park, KS
  • The George
    Atlanta, GA
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center - Broadway Medical Building Parking Garage
    Kansas City, MO
  • Studio Park Parking Garage + Theater
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Studio C : Celebration Theater
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (DMACC)
    Ankeny, IA
  • DENARGO II PARKING GARAGE
    Denver, CO
  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital
    Miami, FL
  • BARTLE HALL CONVENTION CENTER
    Kansas City, MO
  • JP Morgan Chase
    Plano, TX
  • KPMG Office Building Phase 1
    Montvale, NJ
  • Wesley Barrows Stadium
    New Orleans, LA
  • John Glenn International Airport
    Columbus, OH

See structurflex.com website for our numerous canopy projects utilizing this material.

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