When talking to customers about K 13 Spray-On thermal acoustical finishes, they often want to know, how long the product will last. They want to know about durability, impact resistance, delamination, discoloration and flaking. The answer is that longevity and appearance often depend on the quality of the application. Good applicators give consideration to substrate preparation, use of proper glue ratios, masking details, trim details and proper spray technique.
Rick Ariagno, owner of HEC Technologies and Home Energy Control, Inc., recently took his grand children to Haunted Trails Amusement Park for an afternoon of entertainment. After go carts, miniature golf and batting cages they ended up in the game arcade. Rick’s company sprayed 2 inches of black K 13 on the ceiling of the former bowling alley in 1991. The amusement park wanted insulation value, acoustical benefit and a black ceiling. Black K 13 provided all three. When Rick looked up at the 21 year old K 13 job, he was amazed to see that it looked almost as good as the day it was sprayed. There were a few small stains from roof leaks but all the cellulose fiber was still securely adhered and the black color still looked good.
Planning and anticipating potential problems is essential in providing an attractive, durable job. For example, air flow from HVAC diffusers can cause premature soiling when air moves across a light colored, textured surface. HEC Technologies solves this problem by designing, fabricating and installing diverters to direct air away from the finish. If you are designing an acoustical solution for a future customer, get HEC Technologies involved. It could be the difference between an acceptable job and a great job.