Sound Seal Performs Acoustic Paneling Installation at Smith United Methodist Church

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S-2000 Acoustical Wall & Ceiling Panels Provide an Affordable Solution for Combatting Reverberations

Proper sound quality was essential for the activity room, which was designed to host community events like dinners and banquets.

Sound Seal, a leading manufacturer of acoustical and noise control products serving the industrial, architectural, commercial and construction industries, announced today that Smith United Methodist Church in North Carolina chose its S-2000 Acoustical Wall & Ceiling Panels to help combat poor acoustics in the institution’s multi-purpose activity room.

Proper sound quality was essential for the activity room, which was designed to host community events like dinners and banquets. The approximately 20’ x 40’ room with a 16’ high-pitched ceiling suffered from reverberation times of almost 3.5 seconds that made it extremely difficult to communicate effectively within the space. It was also especially hard for the elderly in the church to hear and communicate with other parishioners. With a goal of achieving a 1.5-second reverberation time, Sound Seal’s innovative S-2000 Acoustical Wall & Ceiling Panels were identified as the ideal solution for improving the room’s acoustic quality as affordably as possible.

The project team focused on retrofitting the room without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. Encompassing 450 sq. ft. of acoustic paneling, Sound Seal worked closely with the project owner and local contractors to ensure the panels performed as intended. The S-2000 Wall Panel reduced reverberation time within the space to 1.5 seconds thanks to its high manufacturing standards and purpose-built design as a multi-function absorber panel that resolves reverberant noise problems.

S-2000 panels are available in standard or custom-sizes (up to a maximum of 5' x 10') with custom, designer or C.O.M fabric available, and installation is straight-forward, utilizing mechanical fasteners or impaling clips and adhesive. Typical applications for the S-2000 panel include schools, universities, offices, airports, churches, restaurants and any area where excess reverberation is a problem. For more information on Sound Seal’s industrial applications, click here.

“Finding a way to allow Smith United Methodist Church to maximize the use of their multi-purpose room without having to perform extensive, high-cost renovations was the principal focus of this project,” said Dave Ingersoll, project manager for Sound Seal. “The S-2000 Acoustical Wall and Ceiling Panels injected new life into an area of the church that thrives on community engagement and lively conversation. We’re thrilled the S-2000 performed like we knew it would while also providing the end result of reducing reverberation time within the space.”

About Sound Seal
Since 1978, Sound Seal has been a leading manufacturer of acoustical noise control products offering the widest product selection in the soundproofing industry with innovative solutions and outstanding customer service. Sound Seal consists of three product divisions: the Industrial Division that addresses in-plant noise control and environmental noise control; the Architectural Division that handles interiors and finishes, including an award winning line of WoodTrends products; and the Impacta Flooring Division that offers floor underlayments. For more information, please visit or call 413-789-1770.

For more information, contact:
Jeff Lavery or Jill Anderson
SVM Public Relations for Sound Seal
(401) 490-9700

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