What are Acoustic Banners?
Acoustic Banners are a ceiling treatment designed to absorb echo and reverb. Sound banners as they are commonly referred to can be made up to 25’ long and are 4’ wide as an industry standard. They are very economical and effective for large open spaces such as indoor pools, dog kennels, and gymnasiums. Sound banners are offered in many materials for a variety of applications, for example the PVC covering is excellent for areas or rooms that need to be cleaned or exposed to moisture such as indoor pools and dog kennels. They are also available in sail cloth or rip-stop nylon for high abuse areas such as gymnasiums where basket balls and other activities may require a material that is rugged.
Acoustic Sound Banners are highly effective for absorbing sound due to being suspended. This allows the noise to be absorbed on the front and back side of the baffle unlike many other treatments that are mounted direct to a solid surface which only allows the sound to be absorbed by one side. This makes the Acoustic Banner an economical choice for large rooms that often require a lot of acoustic treatment.
Sound Banners are easy to attach to existing structures in a variety of ways. Metal grommets are sewn or punched into each 4’ end. They can be tied to trusses with zip ties, bolted with mechanical fasteners or screwed to the trough of metal decks or concrete ceilings.
Banners are available in many colors that create added architectural appeal such as school color themes.
The amount of ceiling banners needed to treat a room will vary with room dimensions and finishes.
Rooms such as gymnasiums often have wood floors, block walls and metal roofs that create reverb. The best way to determine the amount of sound banners to be effective is to have an acoustic room analysis or model done for the area that needs treatment. Each room is used for different venues or multiple venues. Some rooms may be used as a gym during the week and a sanctuary for additional church services on the weekends. It is important to relay the rooms function before doing any type of model or treating the area.
An Acoustic Banner or Sound Banner is a sound absorbing ceiling treatment designed for a variety of application that is one of the most economical treatments available.