Soundproofing

Residential Soundproofing

Soundproofing Your Home for Increased Family Enjoyment

Controlling the sound in a home is important to your lifestyle and family enjoyment.

Fortunately, there are soundproofing solutions that effectively create a quiet and peaceful environment in your residence.

There is nothing more annoying than hearing the neighbour’s outdoor party or road noise when you are trying to get to sleep.

Or you are trying to read a book or cook dinner, but the kids are busy playing games at full throttle and noise level.

Utilize your noisy power tools the garage DIY projects without annoying the family.

Persistent noise levels above normal can even cause hearing loss.

We offer specialty soundproofing products such as SONOpan and QuietRock. These sound damping panels are effective over existing drywall or in new construction

What is Sound Absorption and Sound Reduction

Sound travels on airwaves, so soundproofing your home involves both sound absorption and sound reduction.

Sound is the energy when something vibrates—the energy travels out in waves which then causes the air and objects to vibrate as well.

Sound absorption reduces noise from echoing within the home such as music from a radio.

Sound reduction stops noise from entering the home from external sources such as street noise.

Sound waves travel with ease—even through closed windows.

Soundproofing is effective as it puts obstacles, like insulation, there to impede the sound waves travelling in the home.

Effective obstacles work by dampening the wave energy.

As a bonus, soundproofing measures will often lower your heating and cooling costs.

Soundproofing Your Home from Outside Noise

Adding a fence or planting a hedge will increase the aesthetics of the home but won’t do much to block external noise sources.

However, adding mass to walls and ceilings can be quite effective.

Soundproofing walls involves:

  • Removing the existing wall and ceiling covering
  • Filing the walls with insulation – batt or foam
  • Attach metal strips (resilient channel) to the studs
  • Install new drywall or specialized wall coverings such as SONOpan or QuietRock

Batt Insulation

Batt insulation is good for soundproofing due to its thickness and density.

Batt insulation is often installed between the studs (a board that extends from the bottom of a wall to the top), joists (horizontal structural members that span an open space, often between beams) and rafters (a structural component of a roof).

It can be used to insulate residential walls, floors, attics and ceilings.

Batt is very flexible so it can be fit into house framing to reduce heat transfer which in turn helps reduce energy bills.

Loose Insulation

Fiberglass blown-in insulation is one of the best insulation products available for soundproofing a home.

It is machine applied primarily in attic spaces.

Loose insulation fills open spaces very effectively providing excellent soundproofing in your home.

Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is excellent at reaching difficult places such as ceilings, cavities, walls and crevices.

In addition, it is a thermal insulation as well as an efficient air and moisture barrier.

Meticulously installed insulation will reduce noise levels.

Also, sealants, flooring underlays, door sweeps and acoustic panels will help soundproof your home.

Using soundproofing materials can help your family feel their best and get a great night’s sleep.

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At Lanson’s we specialize in the installation of residential drywall which is finished and ready for paint or wall coverings.

Our team of experienced professionals have the skills and years of experience to manage any size job, from a room to a full house renovation.

We recommend contacting us early in the planning stages for your renovations so our experts can help you assess the requirements and costs for your project.
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