Sound Proofing Your Remodel
From time to time, we get homeowners asking us to put more insulation in the walls or do something additional to help soundproof a room. There are many ways that we can soundproof a space depending on what you are trying to achieve. Here are some tips on how sound proofing your remodel…
If you’re looking to just help deaden the sound in a particular room (make the noise less intense), standard fiberglass insulation in the partition walls can help some. An empty framing cavity between the drywall can act as the inside of the drum and amplify sounds. It is common for us to insulate all the walls of a bathroom or laundry room, even the interior walls, to help knock down the sound some.
There are also some special insulations like ROXUL Safe and Sound that can be installed that help keep sounds down. Many times, we install ROXUL Safe and Sound insulation between floors to help with the sound transfer, especially if the 2nd floor has hardwood flooring.
Specialized Drywall and Framing
If you’re looking to soundproof a room to almost keep all the sound down, this can be done with specialized drywall and framing. We created a room in a basement in Weymouth for our homeowner who was a drummer. He wanted to be able to play his drums late into the night without disturbing his neighbors. So, we used QuietRock, gypsum-based wallboard that helps muffle and reduce sound transfer. Along with the QuietRock, we also used ROXUL insulation and framed the walls of the room 24′ on center. This means that there were fewer points where there was a solid area for sound to transfer.
No matter your reason, there are ways that we can help you soundproof a space. Give Almar a call today to make your room ROCK a little quieter!
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