You may want to create a soundproof barrier in your home for many reasons. If your home is situated on a busy street or intersection, or if you notice noise leaking out of one room into another, you can create a soundproof barrier with drywall to get increased privacy and quiet.
Creating a Soundproof Barrier Using Soundproof Drywall
Soundproof drywall is basically the same as regular drywall, with a few added features. It is a composite of very sound-absorbent materials, such as glass fibres and mineral boards, which absorb 65% to 75% of the sound wave entering the drywall.
This is different from standard drywall, which only absorbs 30% to 35% of the sound wave. This is also able to keep sound out when screwed into place, as it seals the material and prevents sound waves from penetrating the drywall.
Soundproof drywall can be purchased in a variety of thicknesses, ranging from 1″ to 2″. The thickness of the drywall can be increased to give more soundproofing; however, it cannot be reduced without losing effectiveness.
Soundproof Drywall vs. Insulation
Soundproof drywall is often confused with insulation. Although soundproof drywall is used for sound absorption and insulation, the two materials are not the same.
Insulation is used to keep heat in and cold out and is made of porous material that does not absorb sound. Soundproof drywall, on the other hand, absorbs sound waves and significantly cuts down on noise.
Insulation is often used in conjunction with soundproof drywall, but it is not necessary. It is a good idea, however, to use both if you are trying to soundproof a large area of your house, such as a home theatre.
How to Install Soundproof Dry
Soundproofing drywall can be installed between two existing walls, up an entire wall, or in the ceiling of a room. It is often installed in a room with a door to make sure the soundproofing is effective or in an attic or basement to keep noise from travelling throughout the house.
Soundproof drywall can be installed in an existing sheetrock wall by attaching it with screws. If you want to add soundproof drywall to an existing panel, you will want to drill a hole in the panel and then attach the drywall with screws to the studs behind the wall.
To install soundproof drywall in your ceiling, first, install the soundproof panels using strong screws and a pneumatic nail gun. Then, install the soundproof panels onto a substrate, such as wooden beams or ceiling joists, using nails or screws.
Soundproof drywall is a great option if you do not want to throw away your existing drywall. It can be installed in nearly any home and gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of soundproofing your home.
When soundproofing your home, you have to consider a variety of factors, such as the amount of sound you need to block out, the size of your room, where your soundproofing needs to go, and the type of sound you need to block.
Soundproof drywall takes a relatively simple concept and makes it more effective. When soundproofing your home, the more material you have between the sound and your room, the more effective the soundproofing will be.
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