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June 23, 2009

Soundproofing Don’ts: Egg Crates

Filed under: Soundproofing Don'ts — Tags: , , — admin @ 11:22 am

We certainly understand the desire to save money when attempting to soundproof your home. Unfortunately, the moment you choose your soundproofing materials is not the time to worry about how much money you’re going to spend. Even still, we’ve heard of individuals making some pretty interesting (and useless) material choices thinking they’re going to save in the process.

One such mistake is the incorporation of egg crates into the soundproofing process. While it may seem like egg crates would make a gerat sound proofing material they really don’t. They’re soft and pliable and are meant to do one thing only – protect the eggs they’re carrying. The material used to make egg crates is very porous and sound can easily travel through.

So, yes – you may hear rumors about egg crates making great soundproofing materials. Try to ignore them. Instead save your money and buy some proper materials from the start. Otherwise you’ll just end up spending more to buy the right materials later on down the line!

June 4, 2009

Soundproofing Myths: Replacing Your Dual Pane Windows will Help

Filed under: Soundproofing Myths — Tags: , , — admin @ 7:04 am

Do you already have dual pane windows but find your home is still full of noise? Sadly, in many cases people with serious noise problems end up going to a window specialist and hearing that they should replace their dual pane windows with new dual pane windows.

That doesn’t make much sense.

Truth be told, there are dozens of different window manufacturers on the market. The reality of the matter, though, is that if the dual pane windows you have now don’t work a new set isn’t going to either. If your house is already quiet it may seem quieter but if you live in a noisy area you’re never going to be able to achieve the results you’re looking for.

Make sure you hire a sound proofing expert before you make a ton of modifications to your home. If the windows aren’t your main problem he or she will be able to help you find the real source of the noise – before you spend thousands of dollars on unnecessary work!

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