Soundproofing Your Home
The world has become increasingly noisy. There’s something generating noise everywhere around us, preventing us from getting the most out of our relaxation times. If you live in the cities or townships, away from the relative calm of the countryside, you’re familiar with noise. If it’s not the sound of machinery from nearby construction sites and industrial facilities, it’s the annoying honks of passing vehicles. The neighbours, too, with their loud sound systems, aren’t left out.
How do Noises Enter my Home?
Sound travels by airwaves and are able to get into your home through openings in walls, windows, doors, and ceilings. Noises also penetrate solids, passing through glasses in windows and doors. Internal sounds also bounce off surfaces such as doors and windows, increasing the noise.
Most houses today are built with lower quality material, doing little to reduce noise entering your home. And older homes built with high-quality materials have been converted into multiple flats, bringing residents in close contact with noise generated by others. Whether the noise is from outside the home or inside, impact or airborne, we’ll detect the source and install a soundproofing solution custom-designed for your home.
Should I Soundproof my Home?
Unless you enjoy noises disturbing your peace, which we know you don’t! Aside from being a nuisance, noise has a deleterious effect on the health of people and wildlife, causing fatigue, reducing efficiency, leading to constriction of blood vessels and an increase in blood pressure.
The government’s building regulation known as “Resistance to the Passage of Sound”, also shows that the government is aware of and concerned about the rising noise levels and their effect on people and their health. The regulation aims to reduce noise between dwellings, flats and rooms in residential buildings and schools.
How Does Soundproofing Work?
Soundproofing means reducing external noise from getting inside or absorbing it when it does. Since sound travels as waves through objects, the basic idea behind soundproofing is placing objects between the sound and our ears. Sound waves are forced to pass through objects difficult to penetrate, which dampens the noise and reduces it to a minimal level.
The Way Out
You can go the DIY route and soundproof your home all by yourself. First, you need to identify the source and the main entry points of noise into your home. Are there cracks in the door? Is the sound travelling through the wall or from the neighbours upstairs? These and many other questions are what you must find answers to. Since two noise pollution cases are rarely the same, you also have to get the right materials and products that suit your particular situation.
Or you can save yourself the trouble and get the service of a specialist who’ll reduce noise to the barest minimum. Using the latest in soundproofing technologies and at the most cost-effective price, the experts at Quiet Interiors can help you achieve relaxed and quiet living!
Contact us today to discuss your soundproofing needs. We’re ready to hear about your unique situation!