Acoustic Insulation for Existing Homes

Every household desires to stay in a calm and quiet environment. But the ever-increasing noise from loud speakers, music appliances, neighborhood and animals’ sound brings unwanted sound into the rooms. If you live in an old house located in a densely populated area, you hardly get a peaceful environment. Hence, if you are frustrated with constant noise coming from the neighborhood into your house, acoustic insulation is an effective solution.

Acoustic insulation soundproofs and creates a quiet atmosphere within your home. It creates an effectual, insulated barrier between the exterior and interior area of your room in order to prevent sound from entering the insulated area. If your home is surrounded by lots of people and animals, it may invite several types of disturbing sounds; reducing your comfort and peace. In such conditions, acoustic insulation completely prevents or minimizes noise from entering your home.

Generally, houses built more than five years ago are not as well planned as the new buildings. Modern engineers that plan the construction pattern of houses consider proper acoustic insulation design in mind; unlike traditional engineers who do not have much knowledge about insulation. Hence, the windows, walls and doors of your existing home might not have proper acoustic insulation elements.

For example, you may find a gap between your door and floor or any window and wall. As sound travels like air, it comes into a room through this space. But when your home has acoustic insulation installed, these noises are restricted from entering your house. This happens because the doors and windows are well-sealed under this insulation process.

Acoustic insulation involves various things to prevent as well as reduce noise from entering your home. Installing acoustic plasterboard in walls is an efficient step towards noise prevention. To be accurate, creating a proper noise barrier on walls by installing acoustic insulation and plasterboard properly prevents 75% of sound from entering your insulated home area. In addition to this, covering the ground with carpet is an effective idea to reduce sound; as the carpet will absorb some level of sound.

Though insulation creates a quiet atmosphere within your house, it is not necessary to install acoustic insulation on every wall, door, window or floor. In fact, many households install this noise-preventive solution only in their bedroom and utility room to prevent noise effectively. However, the selection of rooms and placement of insulation should be systematic to reduce noise in a cost-effective way.

The recommended time for installing acoustic insulation is during the construction of a building. If your home is furnished, you would not like to change your home for insulation. Hence, you can opt for acoustic insulation at the time of renovation. Apart from this, genuine companies also install the insulation through retrofitting in existing homes.

With the modernized lifestyle of households, installing acoustic insulation is of utmost importance. It keeps the noise of loud music appliances and household appliances (such as washing machine) away, so that you can concentrate while working as well as enjoy the silence during your leisure period.

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