Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sound proofing your home

Why would you want to sound proof your home?

They may be various reasons why one would want to sound proof one's home. The most obvious answer is for privacy, for it is not pleasant to have sound originating from one room filtering into another room. Some rooms which particularly need soundproofing are entertainment areas such as specialized music room or TV room and home theater. Children's rooms and play areas are also good candidates for sound proofing. If you happened to have a DIY enthusiast in your family with his own workshop with noisy equipments, that is another good candidate for sound proofing. Politicians would be the one who may be paranoid about getting good sound proofing for it would do them no good to have political rivals eves dropping on their conversations.

What are suitable materials to be used for sound proofing?

There are a number products that are used for sound proofing among which is Sound engineered drywall (SED). Sound Engineered Drywalls (SED) are flexible in use and can either be used in place of regular drywall or for existing homes, applied directly over existing drywall surfaces. According to Supress Sound Engineered, their trademarked Supress® Sound-Engineered Drywall™ are of safe, non-metallic construction and will thus not interfere with cellular reception, wireless network, SmartHome, or Home Theater wireless (RF) operation and equipment links. This is important for me and I believe, for many other households, who have computers networked with wireless connections. Supress Sound Engineered also claimed easy score, snap and install operations which require no specialized equipment, meaning low labor cost. They are also Fire-rated (ASTM E 84 and ASTM E 119). ASTM short for American Society for Testing and Materials, a reputable international standards organization for standards for a very wide range of products. It is important to use sound proof drywall that comply with internationally recognized standard organizations like ASTM. Non-toxic, biodegradeable, anti-mold properties are also claimed for their dry walls although no mention had been made if they comply with relevant standards.

A side benefit of sound proofing your home with sound proof drywall include covering old, rundown walls and ceilings which may need repainting or refurbishing with fresh, new materials and save you the expenses of refurbishing and repainting the walls and ceilings.

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