A quiet home is relaxing and serene with a peaceful aura of quality and solitude. Homeowners realize that unwanted noise affects comfort, concentration, and behavior. That is why it is crucial to insulate the ceilings, walls, and floors with a material that effectively controls sound. And since noise from within the home can be equally disagreeable, it is a good idea to insulate interior walls and floors — so that several people or groups can simultaneously enjoy different activities (such as watching TV, reading, and using the computer). Controlling noise is clearly important, but how can a homeowner or builder know which insulation is best at keeping a home quiet?
The best way to determine effectiveness is to conduct reliable, scientific tests. Sound Transmission Class (STC) is a laboratory measurement used to study the resistance of a wall, ceiling, or floor to the passage of sound. The higher the STC number, the more sound is deadened. The table below gives examples of STC ratings. And We Have A Winner! As you can see, testing shows that cellulose quiets a home better than fiberglass. The homeowner will appreciate the difference every day – in every room!
Different installation methods dramatically affect how well noise is controlled. Fiberglass batts leave gaps and voids since they are cut and patched to fit the countless variations throughout a home. Cellulose insulation completely fills the spaces in walls and ceilings that help carry sound because it is sprayed in and provides a custom fit around wiring, plumbing, and other obstacles.
A Real Improvement For Every Home. Whether your home is in the planning stages or built 100 years ago, Cellulose insulation will help keep it quiet — a real home improvement. Ideal For Multi-Family & Commercial Use In situations where sound control is even more critical, cellulose insulation has proven extremely effective in thousands of applications.
Alpers Insulation Sound Control Solutions
Cellulose quiets a home better than fiberglass. Home owners will appreciate the difference every day, in every room!
Owens Corning Quiet Zone
Acoustically engineered to absorb sound vibrations within the wall cavity to control noise in the home. Installed between interior walls, floors and ceilings
Icynene Spray Foam
Icynene’s open-cell, light-density spray foam insulation has natural sound-absorbing properties which helps soundproof.
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