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May 27, 2009

Soundproofing Myths: Walls

Filed under: Soundproofing Myths — Tags: , , — admin @ 7:17 am

Let’s start to take a look at some of the myths surrounding soundproofing. One of the biggest myths is the idea that a wall is the main source of your noise problem.

True, walls can be a source of noise, but they’re not always the main culprit. If you suspect you’re having noise problems because of a wall the first thing you should do is check that wall to see if there is a window attached to it.

A window will always be a bigger source of noise than a wall alone. The average wall has a STC value of 40 but most windows do not. If the windows have an STC value of 40 than you can start looking at the walls as well.

Remember this when searching for the source of your sound problem: The windows are the first major cause of sound; doorways are the second major cause; and the construction of the walls themselves is the last thing you should have to look at. Checking for problems in this order will save you both time and money!

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