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February 9, 2010

How to Find a Good Soundproofing Professional

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While most of the time we don’t advocate the need to hire a soundproofing consultant, we do understand that your life can be very busy. Why you may not need a consultant to help you determine the source of your noise problems you may find that you don’t really have the time to give your project the attention it deserves. If that’s the case you may want to hire a soundproofing professional to do the work for you. But how will you choose the right contractor?

The first thing you need to do is conduct a little bit of soundproofing research on your own. Once you have an idea of the type of problem you are trying to solve it will be easy to determine what types of materials and techniques you will need to use. Having that information in mind will ensure you are able to both understand what the soundproofing professionals you interview are talking about and make sure you aren’t being taken advantage of by a person who wants to do more work than is actually necessary.

Interview several different soundproofing professionals. Take the time to discuss your sound proofing concerns and the ideas you found during your research. Is the professional you’re talking to open to your ideas or does he insist he knows the right way to get the job done? If he won’t listen to you, consider looking for a different contractor.

Make sure the contractor you are working with does not speak down to you in an inferior manner. The customer is always right is an outdated motto but even if you are wrong you deserve a certain level of respect. The contractor you are working with should be able to explain the flaws associated with certain soundproofing techniques while outlining the benefits of others. If he can’t do so, he probably isn’t the right contractor for you.

The main point is that you know what your problem is. You don’t need a contractor to identify it for you. Don’t allow yourself to be intimidated by the soundproofing “professional” that walks through your door. If you’re able to work together, you’ll achieve much better results!

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