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How To Soundproof A Room From Outside Noise

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We often get questions from customers as to how to soundproof their home. They may want a space that is comparable to what they are used to in schools, offices, and other establishments, where the soundproofing standards of such buildings is superior to residential abodes.

But before we explore exactly how soundproofing works, we should outline some of the main benefits of doing so. Let’s go!

Why Soundproof a Space and How to Soundproof A Room ?

More often than not, people in search of soundproofing are in pursuit of soundproofing a room such that it would be able to absorb residual sounds from inside or block sounds from outside.

Here are some top tips for soundproofing specific spaces:

Top Tip No.1: Utility Rooms Should be Prioritised: Utility rooms would definitely benefit from soundproofing. In this case, a laundry room with sufficient soundproofing capabilities would be able to prevent the noise from a washing machine, from reaching other parts of the house.

Top Tip No.2: Don’t Forget to Soundproof Your Bedroom!: Rooms for resting or sleeping may be in particular need of soundproofing. Here, having a bedroom insulated against noise may be a good idea, especially if you live on a main road, or close to an airport.

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Often found sandwiched between wall panels, as we have said, and unlike the other kind of foam, because of its density, it lets sound bounce off the walls and prevent noise from getting in

How Does Soundproofing or Acoustic Foam Work?

In industry, the term we would use for soundproofing foam would be acoustic foam, and these generally fall into two categories, the one being denser than the other. It also matters where in the room it is placed, either on the walls or sandwiched between them.

Here’s a few more differentiating factors between acoustic and denser foam:

-Acoustic Foam that Absorbs Sound is Generally Lighter and Less Dense: Generally, it is installed on walls around the room, where the space produces lots of residual echoes.

-Acoustic Foam is Far More Absorbent: Think of it like a sponge: soft to the touch and absorbing noise as a sponge would absorb water. This sort of acoustic foam is more often found in places such as home theatres or home recording studios.

-Denser Foam Focuses on Blocking Out External Sounds: Often found sandwiched between wall panels, as we have said, and unlike the other kind of foam, because of its density, it lets sound bounce off the walls and prevent noise from getting in.

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It’s also important to note that not every home is suitable for the installation of spray foam; however, ou free site survey service will help you determine whether your property is suitable in a matter of minutes!

So...What Next ?

As we have seen, soundproofing a room is not as easy as wanting to block sound from entering a space.

You have to take into consideration the room’s purpose, and which type of acoustic foam would be best for the task at hand.

It’s also important to note that not every home is suitable for the installation of spray foam.

This is why a free home survey is invaluable; not only will you be able to ascertain whether you can have spray foam applied-you’ll also be able to have all your questions answered by the experts too.

They’ll guide you through the process of making your home a sounder place to live in. Sorted! Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get started today!