Category Archives for Soundproofing

Soundproof Wallpaper – Does It Work?

Soundproof wallpaper

I have previously written about seemingly authoritative sources providing incorrect information on the Internet. This article about soundproof wallpaper is another example.

It is difficult for an average person to distinguish between correct and incorrect information, especially if the source sounds authoritative. Please keep this in mind when you're interested in what you read anywhere, specifically on the Internet.

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Hushframe Raft attachment – why?

Hushframe resilient clip raft

Sound energy passing through the wall is significantly decreased. When sound (vibrations in the air) impact on one side of the wall, the air pressure variations induce vibration on the wall. 

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Sound Blocking vs. Sound Absorption: What’s the Difference?

Sound absorption is not sound blocking

I often find myself explaining this question to my clients. Unfortunately, many people need clarification on these two terms or help understand their meaning.  Confusing information is also propagated on the Internet; an example is here.

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How to Select a Soundproofing Contractor

Soundproofing Contractor

There is new interest by the public in soundproofing.  As more people work from home, they cause more noise during the daytime, when other people working from home can hear it and be disturbed. Selecting a soundproofing contractor can be difficult.

New awareness of soundproofing

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How to Increase Sound Resistance of a Wall

Sound resistance data in NBC

People often ask me how to improve the soundproofing of an existing wall.  Well, it depends on the assembly of the wall as is.  In this article, I will provide numerous examples.

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Can I Soundproof My Bedroom?

bedroom soundproofing

Yes, you can soundproof your bedroom, but the effort to do it depends on several factors.

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Speech Privacy For Professional Counsellors

Therapists, professional counselors

There are many counseling service professionals (professional counselors, therapists) that need speech privacy in their offices (examination rooms):

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Misleading Green Glue Information

Green Glue & SilentFX

Many people look for solutions to soundproofing problems online, hoping to be able to resolve their issues themselves without hiring an expert.  Unfortunately, this is often difficult because much misleading information is published online by soundproofing product manufacturers, such as Green Glue. On the other hand, SilentFX provides good information.

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Six Soundproofing Myths Promoted by a Celebrity Contractor

soundproofing myth,. soundproofing contractor

Mike Holmes is one of Canada’s most respected contractors and TV personalities. He is known for the slogan “Make it right.” I am a fan of his; he knows renovations and describes his approach well in his book. However, he is not a soundproofing contractor, yet, he promotes soundproofing myths.

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