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Ways to Soundproofing a Room

New Construction Soundproofing

1. The first thing you need to do while making a design for your home is not to keep the doors of rooms in the hallway directly opposite to each other. This will lower the sound transfer from one door to another.

2. You need to have thick walls than usual (2 x 6 plates) in your new construction. Put the studs in such a way that they form an alternate line amid of back and front edges of the top and bottom plates.

3. Use fiberglass batting insulation into the interior of the walls before applying drywall sheet to the walls.

4. Purchase a soundproof wall sheeting from any of the drywall contractor or home suppliers stores. Place the soundproof wall sheeting in a dangling position over the frame. It should remain behind the drywall.

5. Select double or triple paned vinyl windows for your new home. These windows not only provide good insulation against heat and cold, but also from sounds and noise.

After Construction Soundproofing

1. In an already built home, apply soundproofing is quite a tough or sometimes messy task. One way of which you might not think of is to dismiss one of the side walls, add fiberglass insulation and rebuild it again. However, there is a simpler way also. Drill a series of holes in the wall between the studs near the ceiling. Add cellulose insulation to those holes with blowing machine. You can take this machine on rent or you can hire a professional for this job. Secure the holes again and refinish the wall.

2. The next step is to insert soundproofing to your walls. Many sound deadening wall coverings are available in the market and you can purchase them easily from any home supplier stores or hardware and paint stores. You can also use cork tiles around your room or on the wall.

3. Build another wall inside the existing wall. Remember both the walls have an enough gap between them. This gap is due to the sound isolation clips. This gap will help to stop the sound waves from one room to another.

4. Paints containing fibers and resins are also available in the market. These paints have the tendency to absorb the sound waves. They are latex paints which are only renowned for their sound absorbing feature.

5. Carpets, draperies or shutters on the windows can also be helpful to stop the sound transmission. Solid doors can also be helpful in this regard.