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The Pros of Fiberglass-Based and Spray-Applied Thermal Acoustical Insulation

Thermal acoustic insulation on a ceiling The Pros of Fiberglass-Based and Spray-Applied Thermal Acoustical Insulation

A poor­ly insu­lat­ed com­mer­cial prop­er­ty is less com­fort­able, less effi­cient, and less invit­ing than its prop­er­ly insu­lat­ed coun­ter­parts. That said, tra­di­tion­al insu­la­tion projects can be cost­ly, time-con­sum­ing, and still not deliv­er the opti­mal results. This is why we at Kaloutas specif­i­cal­ly install fiber­glass-based, spray-applied ther­mal-acousti­cal insu­la­tion for our clients across var­i­ous indus­tries. Let’s detail the many ben­e­fits of going with spray-applied ther­mal acoustic fiber­glass insu­la­tion for your facility.

Ben­e­fits of Ther­mal Acousti­cal Insulation

Acousti­cal Insu­la­tion Deliv­ers Sig­nif­i­cant Insu­la­tion and Noise Reduc­tion Ratings

Our fiber­glass-based, spray-applied ther­mal sound reduc­tion insu­la­tion coat­ings pro­vide facil­i­ties with the insu­la­tion (R‑value) and sound­proof­ing (NRC) lev­els they require. Achiev­ing the prop­er R‑value is impor­tant for main­tain­ing ener­gy effi­cien­cy since this rat­ing mea­sures how well sur­faces resist heat trans­fer. Achiev­ing a high NRC trans­lates to the struc­ture absorb­ing more sound­waves across a broad­er spec­trum, thus reduc­ing the over­all nois­i­ness” with­in the build­ing. Noise trans­mis­sion from adjoin­ing facil­i­ties, park­ing garages, and near­by activ­i­ties both inside and out­side your build­ing, will be mit­i­gat­ed, allow­ing for a qui­eter and enjoy­able environment.

Com­pat­i­ble with Most Fire­proof­ing Products

Achiev­ing the prop­er bal­ance between fire­proof­ing your facil­i­ty and insu­lat­ing it can be chal­leng­ing — while fire­proof­ing spray prod­ucts can pro­vide the nec­es­sary fire-rat­ing, they impart very lit­tle insu­la­tion (R‑value) or noise-reduc­tion (NRC). To com­pli­cate things fur­ther, some insu­la­tion meth­ods will neg­a­tive­ly affect the instal­la­tion of tra­di­tion­al fire­proof­ing. For­tu­nate­ly, the fiber­glass-based ther­mal acousti­cal insu­la­tion we use can be eas­i­ly applied over a wide vari­ety of fire­proof­ing prod­ucts. In oth­er words, there is no trade-off when apply­ing these insu­la­tive coat­ings on top of exist­ing (or at the same time as new) fire­proof­ing — you get the best of both worlds with­out under­go­ing a cost- and time-inten­sive project.

Rel­a­tive­ly Quick and Easy Installation

Like oth­er types of spray insu­la­tion, fiber­glass-based, spray-applied ther­mal acousti­cal insu­la­tion is easy to apply to a wide range of sur­faces. How­ev­er, because these mate­ri­als adhere direct­ly to the sub­strate they will close­ly fol­low an inten­tion­al con­tour while also smooth­ing an unde­sir­able, uneven surface.

Achiev­ing required rat­ings quickly

Spray-applied insu­la­tion is thick and durable, which offers the ben­e­fit of quick, incre­men­tal, increas­es in R‑value and NRC per pass (coat). For instance the R‑value increas­es by 4 for every inch of thick­ness, and the NRC at 2” is 1.0. There­fore an R‑20 rat­ing requires 5” which can all be installed with­out any mechan­i­cal sup­port or addi­tion­al steps.

Aes­thet­i­cal­ly-Pleas­ing Results

Fire­proof insu­la­tion often gets a bad rap for its rough tex­ture and unfin­ished appear­ance, and fiber­glass-based, spray applied ther­mal acoustic insu­la­tion coat­ings can also suf­fer from an uneven and coarse final look. How­ev­er, our spe­cial­ists ensure that every appli­ca­tion looks its best by pro­vid­ing an even coat­ing on all sur­faces and a con­sis­tent, uni­form fin­ish. Plus, because these coat­ings eas­i­ly go over fire­proof paint, tra­di­tion­al fire­proof­ing, and most exist­ing sur­faces you won’t have to wor­ry about the eye­sore and effort that comes with remov­ing old coat­ings. Ulti­mate­ly, you’ll end up with aes­thet­i­cal­ly-pleas­ing and effec­tive results.

Stay Com­pli­ant with Build­ing Codes and Requirements

When it comes to insu­la­tion solu­tions, achiev­ing effi­cien­cy and com­pli­ance in mixed-use build­ings (and any build­ing, for that mat­ter) can be a chal­lenge and con­fus­ing. After all, dif­fer­ent busi­ness­es might have their own reg­u­la­tions to con­sid­er. For­tu­nate­ly, fiber­glass-based spray-applied ther­mal acousti­cal insu­la­tion pro­vides a com­pre­hen­sive solu­tion for vir­tu­al­ly all facil­i­ties seek­ing to achieve com­pli­ance for fire­proof­ing and ther­mal insu­la­tion. At Kaloutas, we’re com­mit­ted to help­ing our clients improve the effi­cien­cy, appear­ance, and safe­ty of their facil­i­ties with­out cre­at­ing unnec­es­sary work stop­pages through our broad range of spe­cial­ized services.

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