How to Soundproof Your House

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How to Soundproof Your House

Soundproofing your house is a great way to gain peace and quiet, especially when you live in a noisy environment. A soundproofed room keeps out household noise and restores sound clarity to your home. To effectively block out sound, you’ll have to plug sound leaks, absorb sounds, and reduce vibrations. Here is what you should know about soundproofing your room. 

What is Soundproofing?

Soundproofing is the process of removing or reducing unwanted noise from your home, workplace, studio, or any other space. Homes located in noisy areas need more soundproofing than those in quiet neighborhoods. You can create a soundproof building or room in many different ways. Firstly, you must figure out how much sound needs to be blocked out, and then decide on the right soundproofing materials.

People soundproof their houses for various reasons. For instance, if you have a home music studio or theatre then soundproofing is essential to prevent sound from escaping and to improve the clarity of the sound inside your space. 

Deciding on the soundproofing material most suited to your needs will largely depend on the type of noise you wish to stop. Sound-absorbing panels are very useful for dealing with quieter sounds, but if you want to control more penetrating noise, you’ll have to opt for more drastic measures. For instance, you can use stud walls to create a room within your room. 

Soundproofing your walls is a great start to control the sound of an area, but to completely soundproof your space, your ceilings and floors need to be sealed also.

Why you Need to Soundproof Your House

  • Privacy
  • Enhance Quality of Life
  • Home Comfort

Privacy

You wouldn’t want your neighbors listening in on your private conversations. So, you must take measures to prevent voice leaks in your home. Soundproofing is an excellent way to ensure that your private conversations remain private. 

Soundproofing allows you to control airborne noise coming into or going out of your house. So, no matter where the noise is coming from, you’ll be able to relax and rest in your soundproofed home.

Soundproofing the rooms in your home enhances privacy and lets you perform your day-to-day activities without disturbing your family members, neighbours, or guests. It also a good way to add more insulating value to your home.

Enhance Quality of Life

High noise levels can impair human cognitive functions like problem-solving capabilities, the ability to recall things, and think clearly. When you’re always exposed to sound, it can negatively impact your ability to learn, read, and understand. Sound-absorbing panels will help enhance the quality of your life and improve your sleep quality.

Recurring noises like background noise can be frustrating and affect the quality of your life. These annoying noises can result in anger, higher stress levels, and exhaustion. Learning in noisy environments can lower cognitive ability in children. So, installing acoustic foams to reduce noise where your children learn and play will greatly benefit them.

Noise also causes sleep disturbance, which can have a range of health complications down the line. It will also affect your alertness and performance. Soundproofing your home is a great way to prevent all of these and improve the quality of your life. 

Home Comfort

You must soundproof your home if you want to enjoy a comfortable home where noise levels are reduced to the barest minimum. Suppose you want to watch your best TV show, or your favorite team is playing. But the problem is that your kids are sleeping, and you don’t want to wake them. Installing sound-absorbing panels in your home ensures that your kids will be undisturbed while you enjoy your favorite movie or TV program. Not only will you have control over the sound within your home, but you’ll also prevent unwanted noise from entering from outside.

DIY Soundproofing

1. Floor Treatments

Sound can bounce off hard surfaces like walls and floors. Hard floors like tile, wood, or laminate enable noise in your home. So, if you want to reduce noise, laying a rug on the floor can absorb sound reverberations. The thickness of the rug matters, the thicker the rug, the more sound it tends to absorb. You can also improve the soundproofing effectiveness of your rug by adding an extra thick pad underneath it.

2. Window Treatments

If you want to block out noise from getting into your home, you must work on your windows. Windows, especially the old ones, are usually ineffective when it comes to blocking out noise. However, you can soundproof your house by installing double glazed windows or thick curtains. 

Hire an Expert

Dbsorb offers the best solutions when it comes to soundproofing. Founded by Alex and Adam, who have two decades of experience in the world of acoustics and soundproofing. We are leading experts in design, product development, and engineering and ready to create an acoustic solution that works for you. 

We know how to soundproof a room and will even give your space a soundproofing audit and consultation free of charge! Just let us know when suits you. Get in touch with us to find out how we can transform your space into a beautiful, soundproofed environment.

Regardless of your building type or the size of your project, we use a simple but effective four-stage process to design the perfect soundproofing solution for your needs. Our process:

  1. Free Soundproofing Audit and Consultation
  2. Decide on the perfect Soundproofing Materials for your needs.
  3. We Design and Manufacture your Sound-absorbing panels.
  4. Install your Soundproofing Solution