At those times you’d like nothing more than to turn down the volume on the horseplay and screaming from the younger kids, or the boom boxes or TVs blaring from the rooms of the teenagers. You’d love to be able to hold an adult conversation with your spouse or guests without having to raise your voices to uncomfortable levels, but the reality is that your home was not constructed with noise control as a priority. Keeping you interior doors closed doesn’t help much when you are surrounded by paper-thin walls. What can you do?
Where To Use A Soundproof Wall
You can explore the possibilities of adding a soundproof wall to the rooms of your choice. Your bedroom, home office, or family room are all great candidates for a soundproof wall or walls, but every home has its hubs of activity, and you can choose the rooms which will benefit most from noise control. Having soundproof wall systems installed in those rooms can make the difference between having a family chronically short on sleep and one which is rested enough to arrive at the breakfast table in good spirits and ready to take on the day.
Why To Use A Soundproof Wall
You’ll also feel much more secure when sharing close moments with your spouse if you are protected with a soundproof wall, and if you aren’t constantly pleading with your kids to turn down the music or tone down their games, they’ll be much more likely to stay home where they are safe.
If you do any kind of work from home, having a soundproof wall in your home office will make it much easier for you to stay focused in spite of the distractions of active kids, a barking dog, or a noisy vacuum cleaner. If your business is one which requires you to see clients in your office, a soundproof wall will keep your interactions with those clients private. It may also leave your clients thinking that your home life is much more organized that it really is.
A soundproof wall will let you work uninterrupted, and if you spend much time struggling with numbers or writing correspondence, it may be a necessity. But if having a soundproof wall makes you a more productive earner, the extra income you earn will eventually cover the cost of installing the wall!
Soundproof Wall Installation
The cost of installing a Soundproofing wall, by the way, need not be exorbitant if you have s some basic DIY skills. You can simply glue some cork cushioning to the back of a sheet 1/2″ drywall, and then glue the drywall to your existing wall. The glue should be used instead of either nails or screws simply because nails or screws will transmit sound vibrations. You can learn more methods of installing a soundproof wall by talking to a building contractor or you local homebuilder’s association.