Screen walls serve a number of different purposes and can be used just about anywhere. Many people add them to provide shade and reduce heat from the sun at a residence or commercial property. They also help to block wind, creating an outdoor living space that isn’t so subjected to the elements. In addition to making a space more pleasant, a screen wall can help provide more privacy. Add one outdoors to keep your yard out of sight, increasing security and keeping eyes out at the same time. We’ve even seen people add screening walls indoors to define a space. The first step to adding a wall to your property is choosing the right material and design.
Concrete Screen Walls Vs. Brick Screen WallsBoth brick and concrete have their benefits, but choosing one compared to the other is also a matter of personal preference. Concrete and brick are both great building materials that can last a long time and still look attractive. Choose between concrete masonry and bricks based on the aesthetic appeal you’re trying to create. You can even choose a perforated brick screening wall to allow some light through. Alternatively, you can choose concrete blocks with more of an open pattern if you want the same effect.
Where to Add a Screening WallScreen walls are normally used in one of three locations:
- Inside – Adding a wall inside creates a partition and helps set a space apart within a larger room.
- Free-standing – This type of wall stands on its own foundation away from a building. This is popular near patios, pools, and gardens. You can add style and comfort even without attaching the wall to the rest of your home or building.
- Attached – If you wish to attach a screening wall to a building, the panel of your screening wall can function as an extension of existing walls and frames.