Insulating interior walls is also a good idea. This one-time luxury is now affordable. Your family will then be able to enjoy different activities simultaneously (such as using the computer, watching television, reading and sleeping).
Sound facts about noise control Quiet Comfort
Homeowners realize that unwanted noise affects comfort, concentration, and behavior. That is why it is crucial to insulate the ceilings, walls, and floors with a material that effectively controls sound. And since noise from within the home can be equally disagreeable, it is a good idea to insulate interior walls and floors - so that several people or groups can simultaneously enjoy different activities (such as watching TV, reading, and using the computer).
Controlling noise is clearly important, but how can a homeowner or builder know which insulation is best at keeping a home quiet?
Put Them To The Test!
The best way to determine effectiveness is to conduct reliable, scientific tests. Sound Transmission Class (STC) is a laboratory measurement used to study the resistance of a wall, ceiling, or floor to the passage of sound. The higher the STC number, the more sound is deadened. The table below gives examples of STC ratings.
Sound Transmission Class (STC) Ratings
|Description of Performance|
|Loud speech understood fairly well |
Loud speech audible but unintelligible
|Loud speech audible as a murmur |
Must strain to hear loud speech
|Some loud speech barely audible |
Loud speech not audible
And We Have A Winner! As you can see, testing shows that cellulose quiets a home better than fiberglass. The homeowner will appreciate the difference everyday - in every room!
Custom Fit or One Size Fits All?
Different installation methods dramatically affect how well noise is controlled.
Fiberglass batts leave gaps and voids since they are cut and patched to fit the countless variations throughout a home.
Cellulose completely fills the spaces in walls and ceilings that help carry sound because it is sprayed in and provides a custom fit around wiring, plumbing, and other obstacles.
A Real Improvement For Every Home
Whether your home is in the planning stages or built 100 years age, cellulose will help keep it quiet - a real home improvement.
Ideal For Multi-Family & Commercial Use
In situations where sound control is even more critical, cellulose has proven extremely effective in thousands of applications.