DustTAMER™ Fabric: This fabric is specifically designed for use as a porouswind reduction material. It is knitted from an industrial grade woven polyester, resistant to UV rays, salt spray, exhaust fumes, in-climate weather and temperature extremes. Its unique ability to be stretched and tensioned to 500lbs. of pull prevents “flagging” of the material and consequential damage due to abrasion. We believe that DustTamer is the most durable and effective wind screen material available. The standard fabric width is 90cm (35.5 inch) wide and is available in a forest green color. The fabric is generally installed horizontally, spanning support columns as wide as 20 feet apart.
Stand Off Brackets: We provide specially designed galvanized metal brackets to “stand off” the fabric from the support columns. This prevents the fabric from coming in contact with sharp edges or rough surfaces that steel beams and wood poles may have. Stand Off Brackets also make installation easier by providing a material that is thin enough (approx. 1/8 inch) to allow self drilling/tapping attachment screws to penetrate the metal without pre-drilling, when attaching the fabric to the support columns.
Lockbars: Anodized Aluminum Lockbars are in 90 cm (35.5 inch) length. They are used to “pinch” the wind screen fabric against the stand off brackets. The lockbars are pre-drilled to accommodate (15) self drilling/tapping screws per bar.
Attachment Screws: Self-drill & tap hex head screws for attaching the lockbar to the Stand Off Bracket. (15) screws are required per each lockbar.
Tie Wraps: UV resistant nylon wire ties are the most common ties that we supply for tying runs of fabric together.
The following are the basic installation tools that are required. All of the items are available from DSI. Additional equipment and tools such as man lifts, electrical generators, and extension cords may be required depending on the size of the fence or screen, and site conditions.
Wind Screen Fabric can be attached to a variety of surfaces. Sometimes it is used in place of solid siding on a building and the existing column supports can be used with little or no modification. Other times a simple tubular steel frame is used to cover a transfer point similar to a cage or awning. A free standing Wind Fence will require its own structure. Column materials can vary based on local conditions, available materials and engineering requirements. Typical materials include, wood poles, steel I-beams, channel iron, and steel pipe. DSI does not typically provide certified engineering or installation services for wind fence structures.