Thanks for choosing the UltraTouch+ Sound Control System! UltraTouch+ was designed to be easy to install and can be accomplished with basic tools. Please see below for some information to make your installation experience easy and effective!
The batt insulation component of the UltraTouch+™ Sound Control System is compressed for shipping purposes; give it a shake prior to installing. This will help accelerate the natural rebounding properties of the fibers. Depending upon climate and environmental conditions, full rebound may take several days and often occurs after installation.
Install the batt insulation component of the UltraTouch+™ Sound Control System between the studs by simply fitting each batt firmly into place. UltraTouch+ is engineered to fit standard 16" O.C wood framing with no additional sizing required. If you encounter an off-size cavity, either tear along a perforation or cut to create the proper fit. Your piece of insulation should be approx. 0.5" to 1”wider and longer than the actual cavity. Cut or tear the insulation to fit snugly around obstructions such as plumbing, vent lines, and electrical boxes. Use any remaining pieces to fill small openings around windows and doors.
Once the batt insulation has been installed, install the sound dampening strips onto the vertical faces and top/bottom plates of the studs. The strips may be fastened using standard wood staples or general purpose adhesive. Make sure to cover all surfaces that could potential have contact with the finish material (drywall).
After installation of the strips, the finish material may be installed. UltraTouch+ will not interfere with the installation of drywall, and standard drywall screws will easily penetrate the material.
For exterior walls, most municipalities will require a vapor barrier to be installed. The question of appropriate vapor barrier usage is not determined by Bonded Logic Inc. This issue depends entirely on your local climate and your local building codes. Please contact your local building code office and inquire about the recommendation for your area. If a vapor barrier is required, Bonded Logic Inc recommends the use of a permeable barrier. A permeable barrier will allow your walls to "breathe" while still stopping moisture transfer.
Helpful Hint: Did you know that a single continuous vapor retarder is a more effective vapor retarder than individual kraft faced batt's? It also requires less labor!