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July 13, 2017

Fire Rated MLV

Filed under: Alternative Soundproofing,soundproofing materials — admin @ 5:11 pm

Customers have been asking us for a long time for the option of a real Class A Fire Rated Mass Loaded Vinyl. While we have the ability to provide UL listed plain MLV they are still not Class A rated. Enter our new listing the Foil Faced one pound Mass Loaded Vinyl. A true Class A fire rated product with the same STC 26 rating as our standard MLV. Check it out and let us know what else we can bring in to our store to help our great customers.

July 11, 2017

Concrete Ceilings/Floors

Surprisingly to many people concrete is not soundproof (or at least not as soundproof as people believe it to be).

So you want to decouple the ceiling however just adding resilient sound clips with drywall is not enough as you will not have the basic component of insulation there. Therefore we suggest that you first fur out the ceiling to allow for at least 2 inches of mineral wool and then add your resilient sound clips to the furring strips. This will also make for a much easier installation of the clips rather than having to fasten them to concrete especially if you are using our highly recommended Whisper Clips that require two screws per clip.

January 18, 2017

Active Noise Control

Filed under: Soundproofing — admin @ 3:48 pm

Use the Acoustirack active noise control enclosure to keep your equipment such as computer servers, lab machines etc, quiet while protecting them from overheating. Fans are located at top and bottom of the enclosure to ensure that air movement thru out the Acoustirack enclosure keeps cool. The patented Active Noise Control from Silentium ensures that the noise of the fans and the noise that can pass through the fan openings are not heard.

May 13, 2016

Clear Vinyl Window Sound Control Panels

Filed under: Soundproofing — admin @ 2:04 pm

We are excited to announce the addition of the clear vinyl see through window panel. This allows you to leave your panel in place if you would like the light coming through your window and/or want to be able to look out while at the same time blocking sound coming through the window.

This joins the line of our wildly popular window panels used to block light and sound in a variety of colors. Check it out over here. Clear Sound Control Window Panel.

 

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February 16, 2016

Blocking Exterior Sound

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 7:44 am

airplaneIn general, noise comes from either the inside or the outside of your home. In some cases, the exterior noise can be more annoying than the interior noise. The sounds coming from cars, airplanes, neighbors, construction and others can drive you mad. If you are trying to soundproof your house, then you may want to consider these ideas to block exterior sounds.

Experts recommend multiple techniques to deal with the noise, but the following four ideas are the most common. They will help you reduce the noise and make your house a peaceful haven. (more…)

February 9, 2016

Floor Soundproofing Alternatives

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 10:42 am

floorNoise pollution can be a big problem inside your house. Although soundproofing can help, you may want to think about the alternatives first. You may be able to reduce the noise inside your home with a few simple steps.

Before you start making changes, you have to find the source of the noise in your house. It can range from your kids playing with loud toys to your neighbor practicing his drum solo. After you have determined the source, you can plan to reduce the noise. (more…)

February 2, 2016

Basement Soundproofing

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 10:39 am

sound3Your basement can benefit from soundproofing. Although you are probably not thinking about it, your basement can create a lot of noise. This is the area of the house that usually has the washer, dryer, boiler and other appliances. You may also use the basement as a man cave or entertainment room. You can take steps to soundproof the basement and reduce the amount of noise that travels from it.

One of the simplest ways to make a basement soundproof is to install and use the right materials during the construction process. You also want to check the blueprint for your house. If you see two doors that are across from each other, then it is time to make design changes. Two doors that are lined up this way can make noise worse by creating a funnel. (more…)

January 26, 2016

Air Conditioner Soundproofing

Filed under: Soundproofing Appliances — Deborah Dera @ 7:23 am

air conditionerA noisy air conditioner can quickly ruin a fun summer day or night. It is an annoying sound that can also scare pets and drive children crazy. However, air conditioners are a requirement in some locations because of the heat. During the spring and summer, the noise coming from air conditioners drives many people to ask about soundproofing.

Despite manufacturers’ claims that modern air conditioners are less noisy, the owners know the truth. They are still loud and can be heard all over the house. Your closed windows can block some of the sound, but you are confronted by the noise the minute you walk into your yard. In addition, your neighbors can hear it and may be annoyed by it. Soundproofing can help you keep the peace with your neighbors. (more…)

January 19, 2016

Hotel Soundproofing: It Matters to Your Business

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 7:21 am

sound4The amount of noise in your hotel can have a significant impact on your business. Customers are less likely to choose a hotel that is known for being loud and for having poor soundproofing. However, before you lose a potential customer who reads a bad review about noise in your business, you can take steps to soundproof your rooms.

One of the most frequent complaints from hotel guests has nothing to do with towels or breakfast. Instead, they are upset about the noise from other guests and the sounds coming from outside. It interrupts their sleep, makes it difficult to make phone calls and prevents them from relaxing in their rooms. Noise can be enough to make them consider a different hotel, and it can force them to leave you a bad review. (more…)

January 12, 2016

When Vintage Means Taking on Modern Problems

Filed under: Soundproofing — Deborah Dera @ 7:19 am

46010738_sVintage homes and apartments may be charming, but they often come with multiple problems. One of the main issues is the lack of soundproofing in these older homes and apartments. Building standards have evolved over the years, but vintage housing does not always keep up with the changes.

If you are renting or own a vintage house or apartment, you have probably noticed the drafts. Older windows and doors tend to have problems with caulking, sealing and drafts. These issues contribute to the amount of noise you hear inside the house or apartment. It is impossible to have a soundproof room with drafty windows or doors. In addition, these problems can quickly add to a high utility bill. (more…)

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