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) 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 can be custom artwork or logos can be applied

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
  • Lifespan: ~20-year lifespan
  • 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
  • Warranty: up to 20-year warranty on selected products
  • Lifespan: up to 30-year lifespan on selected products

Additional Information:

  • Custom Graphics: Only material that can be custom artwork or logos can be applied on selected membranes
  • Fire Rating: Fire-resistant, passing ASTM E-84 “class A” and NFPA 701 typically (independent fire testing available upon request)
  • Geography: Works well in a variety of climates
  • Green: 100% recyclable
  • Ventilation: 0% open / 100% solid (non-ventilated)
  • Colors: White (except for thinner membrane products that have multiple colors).

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

  • Studio Park Parking Garage + Theater
  • University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UCGNI)
    Cincinnati, OH
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center - Broadway Medical Building Parking Garage
    Kansas City, MO
  • Summa Health
  • 9th + Colorado - Block 4
    Denver, CO
  • 9th + Colorado - Block 7
    Denver, CO
  • Miami Midtown 8 Tower (Yard 8)
    Miami, FL
  • Workday Corporate Campus Parking Structure
    Pleasanton, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clarita Medical Offices Parking Garage
    Santa Clarita, CA
  • Georgia State University - The MIX Student Residence
    Atlanta, GA
  • THE YARD AT DENARGO MARKET
    Denver, CO
  • San Antonio International Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility
    San Antonio, TX
  • Loews Hotel
    Kansas City, MO
  • 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
  • DENARGO II PARKING GARAGE
    Denver, CO
  • HISTORIC PONCE CITY MARKET
    Atlanta, GA
  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital
    Miami, FL
  • MIAMI MIDTOWN 5 TOWER
    Miami, FL
  • SOBRO TOWER GARAGE
    Nashville, TN
  • Corner of Crocker Park parking garage
    Crocker Park
    Westlake, OH
  • Tensile Facade | The Crossing | Christchurch | Structurflex
    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
  • Prariefire at Lionsgate
    Overland Park, KS
  • BARTLE HALL CONVENTION CENTER
    Kansas City, MO
  • ASB TENNIS ARENA
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • The George
    Atlanta, GA
  • DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (DMACC)
    Ankeny, IA
  • KPMG Office Building Phase 1
    Montvale, NJ
  • John Glenn International Airport
    Columbus, OH
  • Wesley Barrows Stadium
    New Orleans, LA

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

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