As you begin to think about soundproofing your home you’re going to find that you have dozens of options to choose from. While each of these tools or options has its own set of distinct qualities we’ve found that for best results it is beneficial to combine more than one material.
Most soundproofing materials fall into one of four categories. They are:
- Sound absorption materials
- Materials that add mass
- Damping materials
- Decoupling materials
We’ll go into detail about what makes each of these different types of materials unique over the coming weeks but keep this in mind. If you’re going to combine soundproofing materials you should choose one from each category – not several from the same category. Doing so will give you the maximum effect!