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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.
Here are some options for canceling out noise.
Heavy Self Adhesive Vinyl- Office or home adding mass is the only way to stop this sound 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.
Staggering Stud Wall-
Most standard walls connect two sheets of gypsum causing sound to vibrate right through. To make a more effective soundproofing wall we would stagger the studs, double the drywall with Green Glue in between and insulate. like the image below. This does an outstanding job of reducing noice transfer, but it will make a mess and take up more real estate in your room.
Recycled Cotton Batts
While cotton batts do not block noise, they are essential in reducing sound by having the ability to absorb noise inside the desired wall. These specific materials put an abrupt halt to sound energy from rebounding back and forth within the wall cavities.
Certain kinds of cotton batting materials, have an added bonus other than reducing sound, they also insulate. There are such products that carry out better outcomes than other thermal insulators. This makes choosing these products a practical and functional alternative to spray forms or the ever so itchy fiberglass.
You can apply these effective products that are typically made of 80% recycled materials and can be easily applied in between walls and studs without any fancy tools.
The most efficient soundproofing method on the market today is sound isolation systems. Using sound isolation systems, a room can be completely isolated from an adjacent room, resulting in the best soundproofing possible
Sound Isolation Systems
The leading most efficient soundproofing method on the market is known as sound isolation systems. What is this you ask? Well think of a completely isolated room that is adjacent to another room and the end result is top notch soundproofing.
Did you know that sound can travel through drywall along common studs? Working with a sound isolation system that essential floats a mounted wall above the studs. This means there are no common studs, therefore nothing for sound to travel along. This function stops the transfer of sound waves.
The best part about this system is that it is easy to install, makes the wall stronger and ensures a high quality soundproof.
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.
Referring back to fiberglass batts, these can be placed between wall studs for acoustical protection. This material is thin and threadlike which means noise can make its way through. You need additional materials for soundproofing to make it effective. Fiberglass definitely works better for absorbing sound--which improves the quality of sound. This wouldn’t be my first choice for soundproofing.