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Common soundproofing mistakes
When it comes to soundproofing your home, more often than not, you’ll end up looking for simple, quick fixes that will help you eliminate noise in the least amount of time. But taking the easy way out can potentially cost you big dollars! It’s important to take a look at the mistakes below and make sure you avoid these common soundproofing slip ups.
Mistake #1: Not following the right soundproofing technique.
Did you know: even the smallest break in any soundproofing system can result in a big reduction in its performance? Before attempting to soundproof, do your research! Avoid any quick fix that might seem too easy or too good to be true. If you’re patient and tedious in your soundproofing efforts—carefully following a good set of instructions—more often than not, your attempt to reduce noise will succeed.
Mistake #2: Thinking sound gaps are bad.
Many people believe noise problems can be solved by filling or packing spaces—this isn’t always the case! While it’s true that the first step to any soundproofing plan is to make sure things are airtight, filling spaces in walls, floors and windows is a completely different thing. The truth is, in many circumstances, an airtight cavity can be an excellent soundproofing “material.” Be careful not to rush into packing any cavities until you have a complete understanding as to what it is you’re trying to achieve. Having a soundproofing consultant assist you in your efforts can help you better understand this mistake and guide you to the best solution for your unique situation.
Mistake #3: Buying just any soundproofing material.
There are several different types of noise pollution, which means, when it comes to soundproofing, there are a number of materials and techniques to choose from. Ultimately, you need to have a good understanding of the technique you’re considering. You’ll need to know just exactly what type of noise is bothering you, how high or low the sound is, where the noise is coming from and the type of building material the sound is passing through. By doing your homework, you’ll be able to identify and describe your noise problem more clearly. This will give you a better understanding as to what type of solution you’re seeking. Keep in mind, not all solutions work for all noises!
If you’re currently dealing with noise—honking, loud music, car alarms, traffic, motorcycles, trains, pedestrian noise and anything else that might be creeping its way into your personal space—the good news is, we can help!
At Residential Acoustics, we pride ourselves on helping you reduce the sound in your bedroom, living room and office with quality, state-of-the-art products such as the AcousticCurtain™ and AcoustiDoor™—an easy and affordable way to soundproof your home!
To ensure you get the absolute best results, call TODAY for a FREE over-the-phone consultation! One of our soundproofing experts will assist you in diagnosing your issues and offer a solution—the best approach to fix them.