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Reduce sound transmission from outside the home or between rooms with acoustic insulation. Soundproofing insulation products are often referred to as high-density or hi-performing products.
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Upgrading from R2.0 to R2.5HD wall insulation will improve both the thermal and acoustic performance of your home. For optimal results, consider installing thermal acoustic insulation in all internal wall cavities..
Soundproofing (Acoustic) Insulation
Excessive exposure to unwanted outside noise can lead to stress, sleep disturbance and has been linked to many other health complications. Road traffic is one of the biggest sources of noise pollution. Persistent noise within the home – for example music, tumble dryers, kitchen appliances etc. – can also have a negative impact on quality of life in the home.
Here are some of the most common uses of acoustic insulation
- Sound insulation between floors, and underfloors
- Thermal acoustic insulation (typically for external walls)
- High density sound insulation is usually installed in internal walls
- Studios and theatre rooms benefit particularly well from acoustic insulation.
The above examples deal mainly with sound insulation for installing within the internal wall cavity, with the primary purpose being to restrict the amount of noise being transmitted through the wall, ceiling, mid-floor or underfloor.
Acoustic wall panels are usually fixed to the interior walls, and are designed to reduce noise reverberation (i.e. echo) within the room itself, and are often installed inside noisy cafes or other areas frequented by large groups of people. Note that many of the acoustic sound reduction panel products are manufactured to order, and that minimum order quantities do apply.
We don’t often get asked for ceiling sound insulation, however it does happen. Usually these questions come from individuals living in the vicinity of an airport. And yes, while sound insulation does help, even the best acoustic insulation products on the market won’t entirely isolate the building occupants from the sound of low flying aircraft.
How does interior wall sound insulation work?
While many home owners naturally include acoustic insulation in their exterior walls to block out external noises, many unwanted sounds are actually created within the four walls of the house. Sound insulation batts such as the Pink Batts Silencer helps to reduce the transmission of sound from room to room by absorbing the vibrations that would otherwise have passed through. Many sound insulation products have the added benefit of providing thermal insulation for temperature control.
Stress, Noise and Acoustic Insulation
There are two primary reasons to consider installing sound insulation in your home. The one is to reduce exposure to outside noise such as traffic, aircraft, barking dogs etc from entering the building interior. (Typically, this means installing high density thermal and acoustic insulation in the external wall of the home, which forms an effective sound barrier.) The second reason is to reduce the level of sound that is transmitted from room to room. Use common sense when considering this additional investment, and think long term, keeping in mind that it’s far easier and cheaper to install sound insulation during the new building project. Media/TV rooms, studios, bedrooms, bathrooms and laundries should be first on the priority list.
Here are Pricewise Insulation, we sell the best acoustic insulation products available in New Zealand. Have a question about acoustic sound insulation, or would you like to place an order? Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team today!