(pronounced BAK-lohd-ed in-seh-LAY-shuhn)
This term refers to insulation that is placed above a suspended ceiling system of acoustical panels or lay-in tile. Backloaded insulation can be used for additional acoustical control, heating and cooling control, or a combination of both. FYI: Please know that even though the term “backloading” can be used interchangeably with this term, a “backloader” does not refer to a person installing this type of insulation. In the architecture, engineering, and construction world, a “backloader” or “back loader” is instead a large piece of operable machinery used on construction sites to load and transport materials such as dirt, sand, gravel, etc. Don’t want people looking at you like a idiot, now do we?