Thermal insulation is the method of reducing the amount of heat transfer from one area to another (in this case, from above the ceiling to the room below and vice versa). The greater the insulating capability, the greater the energy efficiency, and the more money you save.
R-Value is a measure of a material's ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value the better the thermal performance of the material.
|Type||Alone||With AcoustoTherm®||With Soniguard™|
|Stratford NRC.85+™ Acoustical System||TBD||NA*||NA*|
|Stratford NRC.50+™ Acoustical System||R-Value 6.012||NA*||NA*|
|Feather-Light Ceiling Tile Collection||R-Value 0.012||R-Value 0.790||R-Value 6.012|
|Signature Ceiling Tile Collection||R-Value 0.028||R-Value 0.806||R-Value 6.028|
* Both NRC.85+ and NRC.50+ include Soniguard within the system, thus, we have chosen to represent only its R-Value alone (which includes Soniguard).
Soniguard is thermal-bonded, non-woven batting made from polyester fiber that is safe for skin contact. Batts are 24 x 24 x 1.5 inch nominal; use two above a 24 x 48 inch panel. Do not install beneath fire sprinklers.
- Thermal Resistance: R-6, ASTM C518
- Water Vapor Sorption: 0.0033 percent, ASTM C1104
- Surface Burning Characteristics: Class A, ASTM E84
- Does not promote fungal growth, odor, or corrosion: ASTM C665
- Fungal Resistance: 0 (no growth), ASTM C1338
Placing Soniguard above your suspended ceiling tiles will dramatically improve the acoustical performance of any drop ceiling - no matter what type of tile (vinyl, mineral fiber, and even tin!) you have installed.
Made from 0.013-inch thick translucent vinyl with a frosted finish, AcoustoTherm® can be used with luminous ceilings to diffuse above-ceiling light sources and reduce shadows caused by detritus that would otherwise accumulate directly on ceiling panels. For most uniform lighting, light source should be at least six inches above backpanels.
AcoustoTherm® has Class A surface burning characteristics and can be used with or without fire sprinklers installed above or beneath ceilings.
AcoustoTherm® Backpanels are nominally 24 x 24 inches and require six-inch clearance. When two backpanels are used above a translucent 24 x 48 inch panel, a shadow will be visible at the center of panel.