Before we can help you make your walls sound proof, please conduct the following audit.
To effectively and efficiently counsel you on the optimal solution to your noise problem, please consider conducting the following Q.U.I.E.T. audit on your project.
Quantify: Consider the room or rooms you would like to add soundproofing to. Measure the length and height of the walls to be treated.
Understand: Some projects may require the removal of the existing wall structure. An understanding of your comfort level with reconstruction will help us recommend a solution.
Itemize: To provide the best solution, we need to understand what you have now. Determine if the wall has been insulated, measure the thickness of the sheetrock, plaster, paneling or other wall covering.
Expectations: Set your aesthetic expectations. How important is the final appearance? Are you looking for a finished product to cover your wall or a more utilitarian solution?
Talk: Our recommended course of action will be determined by the type of noise problem you face (airborne or structural) in combination with the answers to the Q.U.I.E.T audit.
Below are some standard assemblies used in residential and commercial spaces. Your specific needs and the results you require will determine what assembly is right for you.
|Good Soundproof Assembly: STC 51-54
A simple way of improving your walls, floors and ceilings assembly is adding Soundproof Barrier. By attaching Soundproof Barrier to your ceiling joist or wall stud and adding a layer of standard drywall, you will block up to 75% more noise than drywall alone.
|Better Soundproof Assembly: STC 55-57
Adding a Green Glue between two layers of building materials (i.e. drywall, plywood, OSB) to your walls, ceilings and floors assembly will effectively reduce impact and airborne noises.
|Best Soundproof Assembly: STC 60+
Combing soundproofing materials will result in better performance. Adding Soundproofing Barrier or Green Glue with Sound Isolation Clips is one of your best options.