Remodeling and construction are messy, noisy endeavors. Installing zippered dust barriers in doorways and erecting construction barriers around the remodeling zone help hide the work from people passing by, but what the barriers can do is limited by the size and material used for the barrier. If you're having remodeling or construction done in your home or office building, your interior designer and the remodeling or construction company need to choose barriers that will give you and the rest of your property as much protection as possible. When inside, those barriers really need to be floor-to-ceiling length.
Replacing carpet? Be prepared for the dust to fly as the old carpet is ripped up. Removing a wall or cutting into drywall? More dust. Dust does not obey height limits, and if you install a barrier that does not reach the ceiling, dust from the construction can fly over the top of the barrier and get over everything else. A plastic barrier might work in a doorway, but for sealing off part of a room, a row of solid barriers is necessary. Yes, you need these even in smaller spaces if the work is being done only on part of the room because these barriers will make clean-up much easier.
Partial Noise Control
If the barriers have any space above or below their panels, construction sounds will travel as if there were nothing in their way. While temporary barriers won't block out all sound, using ones that block the space from floor to ceiling and wall to wall will reduce the number of noise people in the building will have to deal with. If the barriers are relatively thick, those will work even better. Remember that remodeling can take time, and you can't really kick people out of a building for days on end because of work being done in one corner. But you can't expect people to deal with loud sounds that could affect their hearing, either.
People know that construction work and remodeling go through messy stages, where the area being worked on just looks bad because it's torn up. But it's nicer to block off the view of the mess, and tall barriers are the best way to do that. Even if you don't have people who are so tall that their heads are near the ceiling (meaning they could look over shorter barriers without a ladder), it's just nice to close off the construction space so no one has to look at it.
Temporary barriers come in several shapes, sizes, and materials. The best type to use depends on the work being done, but whatever you choose, do try to get ones that close off space from floor to ceiling and wall to wall for the comfort of other people in the facility or home. Contact someone like Clean Wrap Interior Protection Systems for a consultation.
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