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How Long Does it Take to Install Acoustical Ceilings?

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the majority of construction projects both inside and outside of your home or business. This is especially true in the world of acoustical ceilings. Here at Ozburn-Hessey, one of our goals is to offer you as much clarity as possible about your upcoming projects. If you’re looking for answers about how long it will take to install your acoustical ceiling tiles, you’ve come to the right place.

What to Know About Acoustical Ceiling Installation

Installing Acoustical Ceilings

How long the installation process will take depends on a couple of factors. If you’re going to do the installation yourself, it’s probably going to take a good deal longer than if it were done by a professional (like the ones here at Ozburn-Hessey). Installing ceiling tiles isn’t something to rush. You want to take your time with it, making sure that all of the pieces are perfectly locked together before moving on to other tiles and other projects. This is especially true if you are installing special acoustic ceiling tiles for a recording studio since an improper ceiling tile installation will not absorb or muffle sound. For optimal sound quality, be sure to hire someone who knows what they’re doing.

Is There a Drop Ceiling Involved?

One factor that could extend the time it takes to install your acoustical ceiling tiles is whether or not you have a drop ceiling. A drop ceiling refers to the track system often used with ceiling tiles. The tiles are placed into the tracks, which are suspended from the ceiling by a couple of inches, adding to the sound absorbing and cancelling properties of the tiles. The other and slightly less common method involves attaching the tiles directly to the ceiling.

There are benefits to both methods, but the project will take more time with a drop ceiling involved. Since many of the buildings in Nashville are built with materials that are not very good at absorbing and muffling sound, the use of a drop ceiling is recommended, which means the time will be extended. Be sure to communicate clearly about time expectations with the builders you’re working with, or if you are doing the whole thing by yourself, bear these things in mind when you’re thinking about a timeline.

How Long Will it Take To Install An Acoustical Ceiling?

Most people think that an acoustical ceiling installation can be knocked out in a couple of hours, but it will likely take a bit longer than that. For someone who knows what they’re doing, it will probably take a couple of days, presuming that all the materials are on hand and ready to go. If you’re a first timer and doing the project by yourself, expect the project to take longer, maybe a week or so.

Consider saving some time and sanity by letting a professional install your acoustical ceiling tiles. The professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey will do it quickly and efficiently – and you won’t have to worry about about the job being done incorrectly. Call us today!

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