Posts Tagged ‘soundproofing’

Soundproofing While Decorating

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

While soundproofing is an incredibly important aspect of creating any space, it is often one that is overlooked. The best way to tackle a soundproofing project in a new apartment or house is by incorporating some of the work into your overall decorating plan.

How? It’s easy. If you have a little bit of money in your budget, you could install some Green Glue and drywall before you even paint the room. If you have a very minimal or nonexistent budget you could consider hanging decorative drapes or tapestries to help deaden the sound a bit.

Either way, soundproofing is possible. Simply get creative and your room will be quieter than it was before.

Whisper Clips are Easy to Use

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Have you been thinking about installing whisper clips in your new construction or remodeling project? If so, you’ll want to take a quick peek at this video to get an idea of how easy it is to incorporate these useful clips into your soundproofing project.

Port Coquitlam Looks to Change the Rules

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The citizens of the Port Coquitlam area in Canada may soon find themselves facing a myriad of changes. The city council is taking a close look at its noise ordinances and bylaws and is considering some major changes.

Amongst the changes proposed is a rule to set a firm decibel limit on what is considered a noise disturbance.

The laws are usually only enforced if there are complaints. Unfortunately, many of the area’s heat pumps and air conditioning units run at around 75 decibles, despite the standard of 45 or 50 that is expected.

So how will this debacle pan out? We’ll soon see whether the folks in Port Coquitlam are taking action to add soundproofing materials to their homes or not.

How to Apply Green Glue

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Does the thought of applying Green Glue to your walls make you a little nervous? In this video we’ll show you exactly how easy it is to apply the product. There’s really nothing to it at all. Soundproofing has never been this easy. Check it out for yourself!

Using Mass Loaded Vinyl in a Car

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Here’s another great video those of you who are into automobiles will definitely enjoy. This guy used a combination of soundproofing materials, including mass loaded vinyl, to lessen the noise coming from his incredibly loud car radio. Check it out!

Soundproofing Shared Student Housing

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Living with others, especially those living the college life, can be incredibly tough. A student recently asked a question about how he could soundproof his room better so that he does not lose sleep when his less-than-quiet roommates come in late at night.

The real question is whether he is living in a dorm or in a rented apartment. We’ll assume he can’t apply Green Glue to the walls and we’ll opt for some cheaper, removable methods of soundproofing instead.

If the noise is coming from below, try throwing some bigger throw-rugs down on the floors. If it is coming through a side wall, try hanging sound absorbing panels, cork, or even foam and tapestries on the walls in your room.

They’re not stellar techniques, but when trying to get through college you’ll find that every little bit helps.

Soundproofing with Blinds and Drapes

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Before we proceed, we’d like to be very clear on one point. While soundproof blinds and drapes may help you to reduce the levels of noise in a room, neither is a suitable replacement for true soundproofing technique.

That said, there are some times when soundproof blinds and drapes can proof helpful. Let’s say you’re renting a house or apartment and can’t get permission to do any formal soundproofing, like you might do with Green Glue damping compound? Perhaps you’ve purchased a vintage or historic home and are having trouble getting permission to make any major renovations? In these instances, blinds and drapes may be just what you need to take the edge off of unwanted noise.

Don’t waste your money on accessories if you don’t have to. Simple changes to your window panes or acoustical seals may be all you need. If not, finding aesthetically pleasing drapes may be the right solution for you. Good luck!

Soundproofing a Gun Range

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

The average gun lodge is a pretty simple structure. Most are built with hard wood floors and have relatively bare walls except – you know – for the mounted heads and prizes. While most people visiting the average lodge like to shoot there are often older members who want to do no more than relax inside while others would like to leave their families in the lodge while they hunt with friends.

In these cases, the simple bare walls don’t do much to shield against the high decibel sounds created by guns. The sounds are even worse if you’re a member of the type of lodge with an indoor range. If this is the case you should seriously considersound proofing your gun lodge.

Sure, the members of your lodge (most wearing ear protection) don’t mind the noise but perhaps your nearby neighbors will enjoy the improvements!

Exploring the Elements of Soundproofing

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Before you start your soundproofing project you’re going to have to do a bit of research. During that process, don’t become overwhelmed by the myriad of different tools and techniques you have available to you. Over time, we’re going to discuss which elements are more effective than others.

In the meantime, you should know that there are four main categories of materials used in room soundproofing. They include:

Each works differently and would be used in different situations. Some can be combined and others should be used alone. If chosen carefully, you’ll get the absolute best soundproofing results possible. Our goal is to help you identify your problems and make the best choices possible,

Introducing the Lincoln MKT

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Ford has certainly done it again, with the introduction of the 2010 Lincoln MKT. The MKT isn’t a mini-van, nor is it a station wagon. It’s more like a hybrid for families who need space and safety but really want the features of an SUV at the same time. This car certainly fits the bill.

You do realize, of course, that one of the reasons we like this vehicle so much is because the manufacturer included extra soundproofing, making the inside cabin ride incredibly quiet in addition to comfortable. Next time you’re near a Ford dealership, give one a test drive and see for yourself!