The rise in noise pollution has adverse effects on our health. Our ears can handle loudness only up to a certain level before it becomes damaging. Even the low-level noise from the traffic or your neighbor's yard can have lasting effects. This noise, when disturbs your sleep it can cause hypertension, anxiety restlessness. One solution is soundproofing. Many people falsely … [Read more...]
Hanging Carpet On Walls For Soundproofing – Does It Work?
When it comes to soundproofing, DIY techniques are getting traction. You may have read about using egg crates, carpets, and even some absurd things like using darker paint for effective soundproofing. But the question is, do they work? Here we are going to separate myths from facts. First of all, start with the most bizarre myth that the use of the darker shade of paint will … [Read more...]
How To Soundproof A Blender?
Smoothies and juices have become a part of a healthy life. Today nearly everyone owns a blender, and I am not an exception. Yesterday when I was making my smoothie, my wife woke up due to the noise of the blender. I felt bad for disturbing her sleep, and due to the change in the timing of her job; this was going to become a regular problem. So I decided to find a solution … [Read more...]
How to Soundproof Barn Door? 7 Ways to Soundproof Barn Door
Most of the houses today have sliding barn doors. But these doors or for the matter any kind of door lets a significant amount of noise to pass through it. The main reason for this is the gap present between the door and the wall or floor. So, one of the simplest ways of soundproofing a bran door is to fill all the gaps. If there is no gap or crack, then the noise has no way … [Read more...]
Soundproof Spray Foam Insulation Costs
During the construction, spray foam can be used as an alternative to fiberglass for insulation. Spray foam is available in two different categories, open cell and closed cell. These will affect the cost of insulation. Open-cell foam spray is cheaper than closed-cell foam, the one mentioned earlier will cost $0.44 to $0.65 per board foot, and while the other comes … [Read more...]
What is NRC rating?
If you have bought any soundproofing material or searched for one, you would have come across many products claiming to have an NRC rating of 0.80, 0.90, etc. Here I will explain what NRC is and what it means. What does NRC stand for? NRC stands for Noise Reduction Coefficient. What is NRC range? The NRC rating ranges from 0 to 1. It is a standard for determining the ability of … [Read more...]