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FAQs

Below are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to call or email us, and one of our knowledgeable Project Managers will assist you.

What sizes are available for greenscreen® panels?

greenscreen® panels are available in both standard and custom sizes. Using a 2″x2″ grid and a 3″ depth, standard panel sizes are the most economical at 4′ wide, and either 6′, 8′, 10′, 12′ or 14′ long. Custom panels are available in even 2″ increments or to specific dimensions up to 48″ in width and 168″ in length.

What is the lead time?

All greenscreen® panels are made to order.

• 4-5 weeks for fabrication after all approvals and receipt of deposit
• 2-4 weeks for shop drawings, submittals, drawing completion, reviews and approvals but can vary depending on the quality of information available
• 2-6 business days for shipping

Larger, complex installations or custom color orders can add to the lead time. If you have specific scheduling concerns, we encourage you to speak with one of our project managers early in the process. Orders can also be “Will Called” from our factory location in Fontana, California.

How can I determine budgetary pricing for my greenscreen® project?

For Wall Mounted installations using standard panels (4′ wide x 6′, 8′, 10′, 12′ or 14′ long), edge trim and standard mounting clips you can budget $10-13 per square foot for materials only.

For Freestanding / Fencing installations, the $10-13 per square foot cost for panels, edge trim and mounting clips is the same, but the cost of the support structure would need to be added. We can provide posts up to 16′ in length, powder coated to match the panels. Any additional support structure would be provided by others. Post embedment length and base plate requirements are always project specific and should be reviewed by the project engineer. Project engineering calculations can be provided for an additional fee. Posts are generally placed at 52″ o.c. for vertical 4′ panel mounting and at 100″ o.c. for horizontal 8′ panel mounting — see examples here.

Note, all freight quotes are project specific.

We recommend that you contact our sales office early in the design process where our highly experienced staff is available to review drawings and make recommendations on detailing and value engineering.

What finishes are available for greenscreen® panels?

The galvanized, recycled steel panels, posts and accessories receive a baked on primer and second powder color coat. Standard colors are matte green, matte black, silver, bronze and gloss white. Custom colors are available at additional cost with RAL color matches preferable. Exact color matching is also possible, but adds cost and requires a physical sample and longer lead times. See color samples here.

Where can I get technical information for greenscreen® detailing?

A comprehensive collection of details and resource information is available in the Resources section of this website,  as well as on CADdetails and SEEK.

Who installs greenscreen®?

greenscreen® does not provide installation services. greenscreen® panels are rigid and lightweight and are easily installed by a variety of trades depending on the type and complexity of the project. Larger or complex projects are usually completed by a miscellaneous metals subcontractor or the general contractor. Smaller Wall Mounted and Freestanding projects can be installed by landscape contractors. Fencing applications can best be installed by fencing contractors familiar with accurate post placement.

How much do the greenscreen® panels weigh?

greenscreen® panels weigh less than one pound per square foot without any plant material. With fully mature vines on a wet day, the weight can be between 2 to 4 pounds per square foot. For additional engineering information please contact a project manager.

How is greenscreen® shipped?

All greenscreen® orders are shipped via truck by commercial carriers from our Fontana, California manufacturing facility. Packaging and freight costs are project specific and included with all material quotes. Smaller orders are typically shipped boxed in panel groups of 4. Large orders or special handling are quoted on a case by case basis.

What kind of plants should I use with greenscreen®?

greenscreen® is a modular green facade system that can be utilized with a wide variety of plant material. In general, vines that use various types of tendrils to attach and climb the wires of the screens are the most widely used. Refer to the following links for detailed information or call our offices to speak with a trained landscape specialist for more information.

Plants Overview
Guidelines for Green Facade Plant Selection
Planting Installation Guidelines
Maintenance Guidelines

Do you offer any planters that work with greenscreen®?

greenscreen® has several planter options available. All planters are molded fiberglass and are available in over 20 standard colors. They are dimensionally coordinated to work with our standard 4’ wide panels and our 15 ½” diameter Column Trellis. Also available is the Hedge-A-Matic line of modular planters and screens that can be arranged in multiple configurations. Visit our Elements page for more information.

Where can I see greenscreen® panels installed?

There are over 7,000 greenscreen® projects installed both nationally and internationally. Visit the Installations Map to find a project near you, or to view and print regional project pages with images. Contact our office or a regional product representative for specific project types and details on locations.

Do you have product representatives?

greenscreen® has a network of product sales representatives that can assist you with office visits, product literature, samples, color chips, project photographs, research and CEU information as well as local greenscreen® installations to visit.

Find a Product Representative in your area.

Please note, all project quotes, shop drawings, and purchase orders are processed in our Los Angeles headquarters by our highly experienced Project Managers. Contact the LA office at sales@greenscreen.com

Where can I learn more about green walls and green facades?

greenscreen® provides a number of resources for learning about green facade technology. Our White Paper, Considerations for Advanced Green Facade Design, is a comprehensive discussion of all of the issues that should be incorporated into a project. For over 20 years, greenscreen® has been an industry leader in underwriting and providing research for green facades. You can find a collection of articles, case studies, recommendations and guidelines by visiting our Research page. For CEUs, please see our accredited courses on:

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