Portland Sound Treatment Service
Soundproofing Portland and the Pacific Northwest
Soundproofing is a blanket term
Noise coming from all around? The road, shared wall in condos, home office, theatre rooms all need some sort of treatment.
There are many soundproofing techniques if you are attempting to get rid of sounds that are coming from an other room or coming from the outside. Vehicle sounds, machinery sound or construction noise are good examples of noises that you wish to soundproof. Soundproofing can prevent noise from passing through walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows.
Presently there are unique insulation products produced which you can install in all of these locations to reduce or eliminate sounds from outdoors. These sound breaching projects usually require our contractors to make a mess in your space to get the results you are looking for.
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We would love to quite things down for you so everyone can focus on the important things.
Have you ever tried yelling underwater?
Ever scream into a pillow?
The sound of your cries don't carry too far,It's all muffled, inaudible. This is soundproofing. Adding mass to stop the transfer of noise energy. According to Wikipedia - Soundproofing is any attempts of reducing the sound pressure with respect to a specified sound source and receptor.
Get you familiar with what we could be using in your space.
• Acoustic Fiberglass or Acoustic Mineral wool insulation panels are a functional option for decreasing sounds coming from appliances, machinery, and ceiling and partition panels.
• Acoustical foam absorbs sound waves, reduces echo, and improves acoustics. These kinds of sound absorbing panels also protect from drafts, heat and humidity.
• Acoustic Cotton Panels and baffles made from cotton fibers depress from low to high frequency sounds. It may be used in commercial and household locations to stop sound transfer.
The quality of the setting up of your sound insulation will determine just how much noise is eliminated from the outdoors and how much noise is absorbed from within rooms you want to soundproof. There is a material that has been engineered for each soundproofing problem.
• Lining the edges of doors with soundproofing foam tape or with silicone seals Silicone is a much better sound seal than vinyl or foam.
• You are able to soundproof windows with a window seal kit, a transparent sound barrier, a sound barrier blanket or you can replace the windows with soundproof replacement windows.
If you are a light sleeper and vehicle noise or neighborhood commotions bother you, then you will need sound proof insulation to preserve a quiet bedroom environment.
Sound Absorbing Insulation. Alternatively, if you want to limit sounds from a specific room or location from getting out of that space, you will need sound absorbing insulation. This kind of insulation is chosen to confine noises from movie theater rooms, music studios and any type of room that produces a lot of noise that disrupts your listening environment.
Soundproofed fabric finished wall seen below.
The Many ways of Soundproofing
There are many different ways we can go about soundproofing your space. One of the most effective way would be to remove the wall or ceiling, close up any sound breaches, insulate, and float the new layer of drywall with residual clips to separate from the studs or rafters. That creates air space that is needed to reduce sound transmission.
Quiet rock with Green Glue
The other option is to add another layer of soundproofing drywall with on top of the new layer. In between will be a layer of Green Glue sound compound that help with sound transmission.
Really just depends on how deep you want to go.
I think this is one of the beat ways. Doubles walls is a term and method that basically means “room within a room”. It is often used when constructing studios and musical practice spaces. While double walls can be expensive, hard to build and take up some pace, when used with other soundproofing materials, it will offer a full and expansive sound protection.
There are other methods that require a spring track that is used to isolate a drywall from other wall construction. This method is tedious to install, but efficiently reduces sound transfer. Caution and precision must be taken when installing because if done incorrectly, it will not be effective.
Heavy Self Adhesive Vinyl- Office or home adding mass is one of the ways to stop this sound from breaching. Applying a layer of Mass Load Vinyl (MLV) to your walls is a fraction of the cost of traditional soundproofing like off centered stud walls. MLV stops sound vibrations by damping its energy, with its non porous, heavy and flexible material.