Soundproofing 101 - The Basics

We believe the best way for you to make an informed decision is to understand the fundamentals of how sound works. That's why we created Soundproofing 101, a collection of educational articles for anyone who's curious about how sound works - and how to keep from hearing it.

Use Fiberglass insulation when soundproofing a room.

Should I use foam insulation or fiberglass insulation?

Whether to choose foam insulation or fiberglass insulation for your soundproofing project is a common question, and perhaps the answer is surprising. When we’re soundproofing a partition (wall or ceiling) we’d like to introduce absorption in the otherwise hollow wall or ceiling cavities. Hollow, sealed cavities will generate an unwanted resonance. Open or closed-cell foam…

Sound board does only a little for performance. Spend your resources in other areas.

Should I use sound board to soundproof my room?

Should I use one of several sound board products to help with soundproofing? It’s a common question. Sound board products are marketed under many different names. In general, they are made from waste material from the lumber industry. That’s a good thing. They are lightweight and a bit spongy, and that also seems like a…

Should I use soundproof drywall or build my own?

Whether to use packaged soundproof drywall, also known as pre-damped drywall, is a great question. With “soundproof” drywall available at big box stores and drywall distributors, anyone would be nuts to not at least consider these products. First, let’s consider that any pre-damped drywall is simply two sheets of standard drywall or cement board laminated…

Do Not Buy the WRONG Drywall Furring Channel

What is drywall furring channel (hat channel)?

For high level soundproofing you need to employ some method of decoupling the framing from the drywall. This can be done by modifying the wall or ceiling framing, but decoupling is often accomplished through the use of Drywall Furring Channel with Soundproofing Clips (IB-1). Purchase locally for your best price Hat Channel is technically known…

Are acoustical lab tests reliable?

In general, objective data comes from a National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)-certified acoustics laboratory.

#1 Favorite Soundproof Wall Assembly

What wall type do you like best?

That’s a good question, and we get that a lot. There are basically 4 main wall types, I have listed them from my least favorite to my most favorite. The Common Single Stud Wall The Staggered Stud Wall The Clip & Channel Wall The Double Stud Wall The common Single Stud Wall can’t ever have…

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