Staggered Stud Walls

Staggered Stud Wall with Green Glue - STC 62


Staggered Stud Wall with Double Drywall and Green Glue

The Staggered Stud wall is shown here for reference only. We don’t advise the use of this wall. Insulation is generally compressed, the top and bottom plates transfer a lot of energy, etc.

  • TL 07-0532 - STC 62
  • TL 07-0631 - STC 58

  • TL 07-0530 - STC 56
  • TL 07-0529 - STC 53
  • TL 07-0528 - STC 48


Staggered Stud Reports

5/8" Gypsum used in each assembly
STC Source Side Studs Insulation Receive Side Test #
62 Two layers of  5/8" Gypsum + 2 Tubes of Green Glue 24" OC R13 Two layers of 5/8" Gypsum + 2 Tubes of Green Glue TL 07-0532
58 One layers of  5/8" Gypsum (Type x) 24" OC R13 Two layers of 5/8" Gypsum + 2 Tubes of Green Glue TL 07-0531
56 Two layers 5/8" Gypsum (Type X) 24" OC R13 Two layers 5/8" Gypsum (Type X) TL 07-0530
53 One layer 5/8" Gypsum (Type X) 24" OC R13 Two layers 5/8" Gypsum (Type X) TL 07-0529
48 One layer 5/8" Gypsum (Type X) 24" OC R13 One layer 5/8" Gypsum (Type X) TL 07-0528

Wall Type Comparison

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STC Source Side Wood Framing Insulation Receive Side Solution
71 Single layer of 5/8" Gypsum Double Stud 24"OC  R13 Two layers 5/8" Gypsum + Green Glue 58OZ per 4x8 + 7/8"  Drywall Furring Channel + IB-1 Soundproofing Clips SPC 3
67 Two 5/8" layer of Gypsum Single Stud 24" OC R13 Two layers 5/8" Gypsum + Green Glue 58OZ per 4x8 + 7/8"  Drywall Furring Channel + IB-1 Soundproofing Clips SPC 2
52 Single layer of 5/8" Gypsum Single Stud 24" OC R13 Two layers 5/8" Gypsum + 58OZ per 4x8 sheet SPC 1
53 Single layer of 5/8" Gypsum Single Stud 24" OC R13 Two layers 5/8" Gypsum + 7/8" Drywall Furring Channel @ 24" OC + IB-1 Clip View
45 Single layer of 5/8" Gypsum Single Stud 24" OC R13 1/2" Gypsum + MLV + 1/2" Gypsum View
42 Single layer of 5/8" Gypsum Single Stud 24" OC R13 Two layer of 5/8" layers of Gyspum View

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How to Install

Building a Staggered Stud Wall

A staggered stud wall is an effective way to decouple and sound isolate your walls. If you have an existing 2×4 wall, this article explains how to convert a poor performing wall into a soundproof wall. Learn exactly how to build a staggered stud soundproof wall, complete with diagrams of each step. Use simple building materials to modify the wall you already have.

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