Can you paint Tectum products?
Yes, Tectum products can be painted up to six times without losing their acoustical properties. Please see Marketing Bulletin M-77 Field Painting Tectum Products.
What are the Tectum Wall Panel attachment methods?
Please see the following bulletins for attachment methods:
How do you shingle over Tectum I Roof Deck?
Please see the following bulletins for shingling over Tectum I:
How do you clean Tectum products (maintenance)?
Tectum products are easily cleaned and maintained. For specific maintenance information, please see Marketing Bulletin M-54 Cleaning Tectum Panels.
Are Tectum products "green" and do they contribute to the LEED certification program?
Please see the following information and bulletins regarding Tectum products and LEED:
Do Tectum Roof Deck panels need to be structurally supported at the perimeter and openings?
Yes, Tectum Roof Deck panels must be structurally supported at the perimeter and any opening over 6". Tectum Long Span must be supported if an opening is at the joint and the channel must be cut.
Can Tectum Wall Panels be installed directly over studs?
Yes, but you must determine the following:
- What is the room used for and what is on the other side of the wall?
- If the room is occupied on the other side of the wall?
- Is there any concern with sound transmission? If yes, then drywall must be used to stop sound transmission.
How do you replace Tectum Roof Deck panels?
Please see the following bulletins regarding replacing Tectum Roof Deck panels:
Can you install Tectum Wall Panels in high moisture spaces?
Please see the following bulletin regarding Tectum Wall Panel installation in swimming pools:
Can you install Tectum Roof Deck panels over swimming pools?
Please see the following bulletin regarding roofing over swimming pools:
How much Tectum product will it take to quiet my room?
To determine the square footage of Tectum product that is needed to quiet a space, a reverberation calculation must be performed. These are done by the local sales representatives:
Can you direct-attach Tectum Ceiling Panels to the ceiling?
Yes, please see the following bulletins:
How do you attach Tectum Roof Deck panels?
Please see the following bulletins and drawings regarding Tectum Roof Deck attachment:
How do you install Tectum Fabric Panels?
Please see the following fabric installation bulletins and drawings:
What do Tectum Panels weigh?
- 1" Tectum panels weigh: 1.63 pounds per square foot
- 1½" Tectum panels weigh: 2.53 pounds per square foot
- 2" Tectum panels weigh: 3.3 pounds per square foot
- 2½" Tectum panels weigh: 4.5 pounds per square foot
- 3" Tectum panels weigh: 5.3 pounds per square foot
Can Tectum products be used as an exterior application?
As long as the Tectum Panels are protected from the elements, they may be used in exterior applications. A good example of this would be a picnic pavilion, where the panels are direct-attached to the ceiling and protected from the weather. WARNING: Tectum panels are wood, and if repeatedly exposed to the elements, will damage.