Pros and Cons of Getting Fireproof and Soundproof Insulation

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Fireproof and soundproof insulation are two different types of insulation that help reduce fire hazards and noise pollution, respectively. Fireproof insulation is made from a material known as a fire retardant that is used in both construction and clothing, whilst on the other hand, soundproof insulation is used to trap sound in an environment.

There are many purposes for soundproof insulation; the most common one is not to disturb your neighbors or other people in your home when you are being very noisy. You can choose to install soundproof insulation either before you build the room or after. If you do not want to install the insulation yourself, many companies are able to the job for you.

Advantages of Fireproof Insulation

Fireproof insulation is usually installed over the walls or in the attic of a building. This insulation resists fires, but you have to be very careful, because if there is a large fire with intense heat, the fireproof insulation may not be sufficient to save the structure. Fireproof insulation is also used in the material used to manufacture clothing and uniforms worn by firefighters and others who work near a fire or source of heat ignition.

Advantages of Soundproof Insulation

Soundproof insulation can be installed in a room such as a home theater during the building process. Some home builders offer soundproof insulation as an option when building new homes. Keep in mind that this installation comes at an additional cost. Apart from trapping sounds in a room, soundproof installation can also prevent outdoor sounds from coming into the room.

This is not the only advantage of soundproof insulation. It will also help you reduce the cost of home energy use because the insulation will keep the same temperature in the room; it does not matter if it is warm or cool. Because of this very useful property of soundproof insulation, you do not need to use heaters and air conditioners to heat or cool the room.

Disadvantages of Fireproof and Soundproof Insulation

When working with different types of insulation you should always check the requirements of the safety codes of your local area. Also, inspect the room where you want to install the insulation for moisture and humidity levels. If you find that the levels are high, make sure that the insulation can be installed in such conditions without being damaged by mold growths. Speak to your landlord if your home is rented. Many landlords will pay for the in-wall installation of fireproof or soundproof insulation themselves.