Let’s try to keep it quiet! Comments and Sound Ideas on SoundProofing your home or business

September 19, 2019

It has been awhile…..

It’s been a while since we last blogged and were glad to be back!

By now you are sure to have seen our updated website clear and concise and by now you are aware of our popular You tube channel. Additionally we have added lots of new products so browse around and take a look. One particular product which i am very excited to bring to your attention is the LED surface mounted lights. Soundproofing ceilings always had to compromise when we wanted to install recessed lights as those would be cutting a hole right thru the soundproofing. Not anymore! With these lights you get a similar, and some may say nicer, look than a recessed light without compromising the soundproofing. Why is that? Because these are installed using a simple junction box, also known as a “J box” which can be wrapped in an acoustical putty pad, additionally you do not need to cut more than a hole for the wires to go in and out while the light itself is fastened to the surface of the finished soundproofed ceiling.

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.

February 16, 2012

Soundproofing Office Suites (Chat 3)

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Hi how can I help you?
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Visitor: I am an architect in …… I have a client who is the owner of an office building for whom we do space planning and tenant improvement work. He is constantly getting complaints about noise transmission between adjacent offices. He has tried numerous sound-proofing techniques with little success. Can you offer any suggestions?
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2012-02-15 12:16:40
Abe: For a new construction project or for his existing building?
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2012-02-15 12:16:58
Visitor: This is an existing building.
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2012-02-15 12:17:20
Abe: Is it a problem between rooms or between floors?
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2012-02-15 12:18:08
Visitor: Mostly beween rooms. There is a drop ceiling with a mechanical plenum above. The walls go to the underside of the drop ceiling.
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2012-02-15 12:18:36
Abe: Do you know if there is insulation in the walls?
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2012-02-15 12:19:42
Visitor: Not only have they put sound insulation in the walls, they have built double walls with airspace in between and sound insulation above the ceiling for 3′ on both sides of the walls.
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2012-02-15 12:20:17
Visitor: They have also caulked all around the walls
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2012-02-15 12:21:41
Abe: The problem is the sound jumping the top of the wall and coming through the ceiling. You have to continue the wall all the way up (to the roof) double drywall with Green Glue acoustic caulk on the top and sides.
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2012-02-15 12:22:21
Abe: Green Glue damping compound between the 2 drywalls and acoustical caulk to seal
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2012-02-15 12:24:11
Visitor: The space above the ceiling is a mechanical plenum and it will be very difficult to build a complete wall that does not have voids for existing mechanical ductwork, plumbing, wiring, etc. Any other suggestions?
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2012-02-15 12:25:27
Abe: You can remove the drop ceiling and do a double drywall with GG ceiling (hung from the grid) I doubt that you’ll agree to do that 🙂
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2012-02-15 12:26:19
Visitor: Does your company have any local reps who might be able to take a look at the situation and offer some specific suggestions?
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2012-02-15 12:27:01
Abe: Not in…. sorry (for large jobs we do come down, like new hotel construction etc).
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2012-02-15 12:28:05
Visitor: Any suggestions on who we could talk to?
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2012-02-15 12:29:15
Abe: Not sure. I thought I was the right guy 🙂
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2012-02-15 12:31:31
Visitor: A lot of the problem has to do with the expectations of the tenants which I am guessing are not achievable without significant expense. Are there suggested details on your website for all of your assemblies?
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2012-02-15 12:34:50
Abe: Sure. Look on the left side under “Articles” there is a fly out menu there. Again I am almost positive that your problem is as I described it and the 2 options are either to build the wall up or do a proper ceiling. In this case the tenants may have a point. I have one more suggestion for you and that is to lay down the 1 pound Mass Loaded Vinyl on top of the drop ceiling providing that you can get continuous coverage acroos each room.
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2012-02-15 12:39:31
Visitor: And that is to cover the entire ceiling of each room?
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2012-02-15 12:39:39
Abe: Yes
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2012-02-15 12:41:56
Visitor: I’ll check that out, thank you. I will direct the building owner to look at your website. Do any of the measures you are describing have quantifyable reductions in STC ratings that could be measured?
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2012-02-15 12:45:21
Abe: Yes. Green Glue walls have tons of STC lab tests and the MLV I told you about has a STC of 27 however that is when it is free standing it is less when it is together with other materials and there is no real test data on that. We do sell a ton of MLV although it is only a 2nd choise
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2012-02-15 12:48:15
Visitor: I’ll try to call you shortly. Thank you!
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2012-02-15 12:48:27
Abe: YW

January 4, 2012

Soundproofing A Bedroom Wall – Chat

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Chatting with Guest

You: Hi how can I help you?

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Guest: Hey there, I’m trying to soundproof a bedroom, specifically one wall which is adjacent to the neighbor’s bedroom

Guest: Basically they like to chat until the early hours of the morning and I’m trying to block the sound out, just wondering which is the way to go

You: Easiest and most effective would be to add another layer of drywall with Green Glue Damping compound. See this article http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/soundproofing-rooms-walls-ceilings.html If you have an open air space (e.g. attic) over the 2 apts. then you would need to treat your ceiling as well in the same way.

Guest: I guess I’m looking for a cheaper option, one that doesn’t involve reconstructing a wall etc

Guest: Or if not cheaper, at least simpler

You: Other than that you won’t get good results. You can try hanging a sheet of MLV on the wall but in the end the way I wrote to you is the right way.

Guest: ok thanks

June 3, 2011

Door Gasketing Galore

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We have been quiet for a while on our blog as we have been working hard to bring you the latest in our door soundproofing hardware. We are happy to provide with what we feel is a full array of different door soundproof gasketing which feed all your needs and budgets. Sealing sound leaks around your door is critical in any soundproofing project all the more so when we are dealing with the weak links like doors. Browse around and let us know what you think.

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August 5, 2010

Installing Sonex Panels

Soundproofing your home is one thing. Soundproofing a professional music studio is an entirely different beast altogether. While you may be able to deal with a little bit of sound emiting from a regular project, it is especially important to create a soundproof bubble when working to soundproof a music studio. The slightest bit of sound entering the room or echoing improperly can destroy a project.

While we still believe in using Green Glue to build the intial room, you may find you need something extra to complete the job. The installation of Sonex acoustical panels will put the finishing touches on your project. The foam within the panels will help to stop the reverberation of sound, making it easier for you to control the sound coming from your microphones and speakers during the recording process.

Sonex panels are incredibly easy to install, too. All you have to do is apply a small amount of adhesive to the back. Some people even use acoustical caulk to ensure the panel stays up while remaining sealed against the wall. The panels are very light, weighing just under a pound each, so installation won’t require much.

Preparing to put the finishing touches on your sound studio? Consider soundproofing with acoustical panels and you won’t be disappointed.

Here is a page with the full line of Sonex Acoustical Panels and Baffles http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/Sonex-Acoustic-Panels-and-Baffles.html

May 5, 2010

Exploring Soundproofing Materials: Windows

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We’ve spoken before about using windows as part of your soundproofing efforts, but the subject deserves another go-around.

To clarify, while sound proof windows do exist, they are not necessarily going to solve your sound problems.

Most people find that their problems are around the windows – because they’re not properly sealed. Others simply have old windows with poor glass. In that case, you can simply add a second layer of glass over the first, creating a gap of about 1 inch in between. In most cases, that works better than replacing the windows altogether!

Here is a specially created window soundproof solution that is meant to go over your existing window http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/Acoustical-Window-and-Door-Lite-Treatment.html

May 3, 2010

Exploring Soundproofing Materials: Sheetrock

Last week we started looking at some of the soundproofing materials available for use today.

One of the materials we’ve discovered is lead lined sheetrock. Lead lined sheetrock is actually very effective at absorbing sound. There’s just one problem.

It’s crazy expensive – averaging close to $200 per sheet, depending on where you make your purchase.

Truth be told, you’re better off using some Green Glue and buying some new drywall. It’ll cost less and be incredibly effective as well.

See Green Glue Material here http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/green-glue.html

April 27, 2010

Exploring Soundproofing Materials: Vinyl

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Soundproofing materials can be confusing, so we’re going to take some time over the next couple of days to take a closer look at several of the most popular and talk about why they work (or not).

Vinyl materials, also formally known as mass loaded vinyl of MLV, are often used to block noise. Mass loaded vinyl works by adding density (or mass, or weight) to an area, making it hard for sound to pass through.

The problem with using MLV in soundproofing is that it really doesn’t weigh a lot at all – maybe 1-2 lbs per square foot. That means MLV will work well if you have a small sound problem, but not if you’re fighting a very loud noise, or one with a strong frequency.

See all the different Mass Loaded Vinyl Options here http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/mass-loaded-vinyl.html

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