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I want an outdoor projector screen for my home but it will be on a board & batten wall; can this be done?

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Outdoor projector screens are increasing in popularity.  This is especially true in the spring and summer months.  Although free-standing solutions are the norm, there is a growing demand for outdoor-certified screens that can be mounted to structures.  This is especially true with backyard patios, outdoor dining and poolside applications.  This recent customer inquiry was for a retractable outdoor screen and how it could be installed on an uneven surface such as board and batten siding.

*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy.   An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number   to “Customer”.



4:00:00 PM               Jaime.l - Thank you for contacting Elite Screens Technical Support; how may  I help you?

2:26:22 PM          Customer - I am looking at the Yardmaster Manual OMS120HM.

2:26:38 PM          Customer - It will be wall mounted.

2:27:13 PM          Customer - My question is - are there specific spots on the screen the mounting brackets attach to?

2:27:53 PM               Jaime.l - the brackets that this screen comes with are sliding brackets

2:28:12 PM               Jaime.l - you'll notice that there is a track on the backside of the housing

2:28:21 PM               Jaime.l - you can position the brackets anywhere on that track

2:28:43 PM          Customer - Great

2:28:48 PM               Jaime.l - here is a copy of the manual:

2:28:51 PM          Customer - I am attaching to an exterior wall

2:28:57 PM          Customer - That has "boards and batten"

2:29:06 PM          Customer - it's not a flat wall

2:29:12 PM               Jaime.l - then this screen will work fine

2:29:29 PM               Jaime.l - just be sure that the screen is perfectly leveled so that the material rolls straight down

2:29:41 PM          Customer - Is it in stock?

2:29:45 PM               Jaime.l - Don’t allow for the material to rub on the housing when deploying the screen

2:30:07 PM               Jaime.l - yes, you can order it here:

2:30:16 PM          Customer - the 120" 16:9.....

2:30:25 PM               Jaime.l - correct

2:30:31 PM          Customer - how heavy is it?

2:30:55 PM          Customer - I would come buy and get it myself if someone can help me shove it into my Jetta station wagon

2:31:00 PM               Jaime.l - it is 23 lbs. but our warehouse team can assist you if needed.

2:31:17 PM               Jaime.l - Also, you get free shipping when buying it through the sales link I provided.

2:31:27 PM          Customer - Is it just the housing that makes this "outdoor"

2:31:54 PM               Jaime.l - the design of the screen housing protects the screen from the elements

2:32:12 PM               Jaime.l - that's what makes it different to the regular manual screens

2:32:59 PM               Jaime.l - So it looks like the Yard Master Manual will be a good fit. Is there anything else I can help you with?

2:33:47 PM          Customer - Thanks Jaime

2:33:52 PM          Customer - That's it

2:34:10 PM               Jaime.l - sounds good

2:34:14 PM               Jaime.l - thank you for contacting us today

2:34:21 PM               Jaime.l - have a good rest of the day