How to make a room soundproof?
Soundproofing has become a common and essential part of one’s life. The market is catering to many soundproofing techniques and products. These have become so handy, that a layman can easily understand the installation techniques, without going into the whole concept of learning how it works. Because, it will be demonstrated by a picture of imaginary sound waves in different amplitudes and frequencies. No one wants to reminisce their Physics class, do they? So, utilizing the technology, without going into the depth, makes it easy for a person to apply the sound blocking techniques at home. It is not necessary to block noise in each and every room of one’s home. Soundproofing insulation can be applied to a selective few rooms, where the tendency of absorbing sound is high or where the usual house action takes place, while refurnishing or remodelling the house.
One can sound proof the basement-to provide a quiet atmosphere for recreation, laundry-to cut the excessive noise by the washer and dryer, bedrooms- to have a good night sleep, or in the day, or anytime as there will not be any botheration, bathrooms- because some places need to be soundproof, home offices- to earn at home without bothering to change from the pajamas, home theatres- because one surely does not want neighbors and housemates to wake up from the screams, of both the reel and real life persons. These simple reasons are enough to make one install acoustic insulation in one’s house. No great objectives, just a better quality of life. The two areas that are to be sound proofed are the walls and the ceiling. Because this is what a room is made of, basically, well, because of the openings and cavities present in the walls and the ceilings, which when covered perfectly will reduce the noise.
Many sound proofing materials are present in the market, fiberglass and mineral wool are the most common of them. These materials are cost-effective, water and fire resistant, there is no worry of molds growing on them when it rains. Fiberglass provides thermal insulation on top of sound proofing, which makes it a more attractive choice, but at a higher price. The third and the most easily available soundproofing insulation material, is cotton. Cotton can be used to wrap and cover the dents. It is ideal choice when one is pressed for money and have to cover only a small area.
By these readily available materials in the market, one can easily sound proof their house themselves, without calling a professional for their help, and also save a little cash.