Advice On Soundproofing Walls
Noise pollution can be a real nuisance and if you have been unlucky enough to suffer from it in the past you will realize how unsettling it can be for you and your family. You could, of course, move home, but that is a very drastic course of action to take and in some cases a very expensive one, so it may pay you to invest in soundproofing your current property by soundproofing walls, doors, and windows.
Soundproofing walls, doors, and windows is a far cheaper option for your home and one that can be done if you are handy at DIY. If you are not too good with a hammer then employing the services of a qualified soundproofing company should be your next course of action.
If you are planning on doing the work yourself you will be able to find all of the soundproofing products you need at your local DIY superstore. Many of these products require a little knowledge of DIY, but with a little patience, even the most inexperienced amongst you should be able to install them.
If you prefer, and your funds allow you to, a professional soundproofing company will be able to soundproof your home in no time at all. They will come and survey your home and thoroughly test all areas that require soundproofing. Walls, doors, and windows all have a soundproofing rating as do the materials that will be used in your home.
Soundproofing walls, for example, is done by measuring the effectiveness of your walls materials. This is known as the Sound Transmission Class (STC). The higher the rating the more effective the soundproofing is, and the same applies to any new materials that will be used when soundproofing walls in your property, as they also come with an STC rating.
Adding drywall to your walls is a good way of soundproofing your home them, as is adding insulation to them as well. Wall coverings are another effective way of soundproofing walls too, just look out for the products that have soundproofing capabilities. Once your walls have been soundproofed you will be able to relax and enjoy yourselves once more, without the added expense of moving home.