Acoustical Ceiling for Sound Attenuation

Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 10, Part 2



A new high-strength MacLock deadbolt system is being installed on the entry door to the second-floor apartment in this episode. This state-of-the-art locking mechanism is perfect for city living and designed to more efficiently prevent break-ins.
In the main living space of the third floor apartment, a new Solserene acoustical ceiling from Owens Corning is being installed. This product involves a sheathing of cloth material stretched over insulated panels to reduce noise.

Out front, Bob catches up with Jed Walentas to talk about the work being done on the exterior. The pair take a look at the process of masonry tinting that is being done to restore the façade.
Part 1: Installation of a Home Security Lock System
Part 2: Acoustical Ceiling for Sound Attenuation
Mike Kintzing from Owens Corning introduces Bob to a new residential acoustical ceiling product. QuietZone's Solserene attaches directly to hard surfaces to absorb reverberations. Solserene is a unique product in that it has no visible seams in rooms less than 16 feet wide. During the installation, an acoustical high-density fiberglass panel is screwed to the ceiling. After the installer mounts a retention track around the room, the fabric is then stretched flat and flush to the ceiling. Solserene fabric is a flame-retardant, locking-knit woven polyester that does not fray when cut. From underneath, it looks like a standard drywall or plaster ceiling.
Part 3: Brick Façade Restoration
Bob Vila heads to the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, for this project involving an abandoned warehouse built in the mid-19th century. Bob's adaptive reuse will yield three ultra-hip apartments with commercial space at street level. Project manager is Bob's oldest son, Chris Vila, who helps guide this complete rehabilitation of a beat-up building in the city that never sleeps.

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