A common problem in churches and large rooms is echo and reverberation. While space is a factor in diminishing noise, in architectural rooms such as churches and those similar, the room construction promotes echo and reverberation and sustains noise and speech longer than typical. All Noise Control suggested its popular acoustic wall panel the ANC-3000 product.
While the Anc-3000 Wall panel is our standard noise absorption panel, it’s a perfect retrofit for virtually any application that is not in the path of high abuse areas. The rigid fiberglass fabric wrapped panel can be use aesthetically to absorb sound and significantly reduce and shorten the echo in rooms with substantial volume. Besides the selection of Guilford of Main colors, designer and customer specified fabrics are available for ordering.
Once the panels were easily fixed to the wall with simple hardware (impaling flips, mechanical clips, adhesives or hook and loop are available), Family Life Church received instant benefits. The echo problem was solved and speech was easier to understand.
We invite you to call All Noise Control at 561-964-9360 to discuss the noise control materials supplied to this particular middle school and are just as happy to listen to your individual needs and supply you with a customized All Noise Control Solution. You may also visit our acoustic wall panel page or specifically the ANC-3000 used in this partcular church for more information at www.allnoisecontrol.com.
ANC-300 wall panels can be installed in a variety of ways.
• The typical method is with impaling clips and adhesive (clips from Armstrong, adhesive by others).
• Adhesive (by others) alone may be used.
• Z-clip installation over resin-hardened spots on the back of the panels is also an option (clips from Armstrong, screws by others).
• By special request, panels may also be manufactured with kerfed edges and installed with an internal H spleen system.
IMPALING CLIP INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
ANC-300 wall panels with fabric wrapped edges can use impaling clips for installation. This type of installation requires the walls to be straight, flat, and solid.
Impaling clip installation can be used for both full panel and appliqué installations. Generally panels will not be cut except for service penetrations like receptacles and switches. Note: Impaling clip installation will keep the panel nominally 3/16″ off the wall. Any field cut edges should be fabric wrapped.
If a panel must be reduced in size, an edge can be fabric wrapped by cutting only the board and not the fabric, trimming the fabric to allow a 2-1/2″ flap, and wrapping the fabric over the edge and securing it to the back with adhesive or staples.
Tools and Additional Hardware
You’ll need the following tools: plumb bob, level with straight edge or a laser, tape measure, painter’s tape, screw gun, appropriate screws or fasteners to attach impaling clips to the wall, and adhesive.
Lay out the panel location on the wall. Mark the top of the final panel location on the wall using a laser or other leveling device. Make a second mark one inch higher than the first mark and also indicate the location of the sides of the panel.
Use painter’s tape for these marks.
Fasten the impaling clips to the wall using appropriate screws or fasteners for the wall (screws or fasteners provided by others). Refer to the chart below for the number of clips typically needed.
Apply beads of construction adhesive (by others) to the face of the clips. Adhesive must be compatible for use with a fiberglass substrate and metal clips.
Tilt the top edge of the panel against the wall aligning the top of the panel with the bottom of the painter’s tape and inside the side tape markings. When the panel is aligned with all of the location indicators, let the back of the panel engage the prongs on the impaling clips.
Push in and down on the panel. The panel will slide onto the prongs of the impaling clips. If the panel is not quite level, it can be adjusted slightly so that it becomes level. Prop or brace the panel level until the adhesive has set.