How to Install Acoustic Insulation
For homes or offices that are closely constructed to each other, it can not be helped that noise penetrate through that is why is advisable to have an acoustic installation to filter sounds. With too many sounds being transmitted through thin walls, this distracts the privacy of the occupants. For some spaces with thick walls, the noises generated are from the occupants themselves gets trapped within.
The setting up of an acoustic installation for homes and offices may not be a top priority for home improvements because it is expensive. It is at this point that doing the acoustic installation yourself may be the right option to cut the cost of having acoustic insulation in your home. Below are the materials along with the instructions on how to install acoustic insulation.
Step 1-Determine your Soundproofing Needs
Sound travels in a straight line from an outside source. When this happens, sound waves vibrates and would penetrate through objects and walls. There are two major methods that you can control the noise in any given space - by absorbing or reflecting the sound. Determine if you need to absorb or reflect the sound inside the room where you want to install your acoustic insulations. Acoustic foam is good at absorbing sound and sound proof panels are good for reflecting sound.
Step 2-Cover Holes or Gaps
Before installation, check the area for any gaps or holes in the pipes, ducts or air conditioner. When holes are found, cover it up with an adhesive agent such as Green Glue to absorb sound.
Step 3-Wall and Ceiling Insulation
With the use of a mineral wool insulation or acoustic foam to be used in the walls and ceilings, sound energy is absorbed. This works best when a fiberglass or concrete is placed behind them to act as a reflective surface.
Step 4-Sound Blocking with PVC Vinyl
Density and weight are two factors in blocking sound. Making a barrier for sounds to be installed in the walls may be complicated to determine but new technology have come up with ways to address the matter. One method is by the use of a sheet of PVC vinyl material weighing 300 pounds and which bears good density at its thinness.
Various materials may be used as sound-proof insulators and using the best material for your specific needs will save you the additional cost and burden of replacing sound-proof materials that does not meet your standard. An example would be in a music studio where the insulation to be used should be the absorbing material rather than the reflective material to ensure a clearer sound that is needed in a music studio.
If deciding to have acoustic insulators to be put up, research on the right kind of materials to be used in a specific area. Different materials work well with some and not with others. Home improvement stores have professionals working in the store to be readily available when asked about work on home improvements such as the installation