Did you think that ceiling tiles were only for show? Aw, shucks. Easy mistake. Contrary to popular belief, though, ceiling tiles can be much more. Certain types of ceiling tiles can provide quite a bit of functionality in addition to their aesthetic presence. In fact, drop-in ceiling tiles can provide insulation. Curious how? We’ll show you.
The gist of drop-in ceiling tiles.
If you’re anything like the majority of the population who rents instead of owns and has little to no working knowledge of home construction, the idea of drop-in ceiling tiles might not mean a thing to you. Let us explain. This relatively new design of ceiling tiles works by ceiling tiles being inserted into a T-grid of support beams that are hung from the internal ceiling. This creates an open space between the ceiling and the tiles themselves.
How in the world they provide insulation.
The space that is provided by the drop-in ceiling tiles is functional for a variety of reasons. For one, it allows for easy electrical wiring, plumbing, and HVAC ducting. It also provides a pretty good acoustic barrier in the house. This space, too, provides consistent air pressure on the ceiling tiles which keep them in place. If the ceiling tiles are properly sealed in the T-grid shape, they are allowed to function at their full potential based on the amount of insulation that each individual ceiling tile provides (some are better than others.)