Are noises from different rooms and levels in your home louder than they should be? Do outside noises seem louder than normal even when you’re inside your home? It’s natural to want to reduce noise in your house—it makes for a more peaceful, comfortable environment.
So how do you go about improving sound control in your home? Installing insulation is one way.
How Insulation Reduces Noise
Limiting the transmission of sound from one area to another requires a material that encloses the source of the noise, forming a barrier between the source and the adjacent areas. This is exactly how insulation works!
There are two types of noises: airborne and impact. Airborne noises are the noises from outside (traffic, voices, etc.) and also include sounds from the TV, music and other noise producers inside. Impact noises include footsteps and vibrations from large appliances such as your washer and dryer. Insulation reduces both airborne and impact noises.
Best Insulation for Sound Control
The best insulation materials for sound control include:
- Cellulose: We have found that loose-fill cellulose is one of the best soundproofing insulation materials, and it’s also one of the most environmentally friendly. For those who want to stay as green as possible, cellulose insulation is a good choice. OJ Insulation installs cellulose in both homes and commercial buildings.
- Fiberglass: One of the mostly commonly installed types of insulation, fiberglass has been used for both residential and commercial projects for decades. We install fiberglass insulation to help maximize energy efficiency and soundproofing.
What about the location? Does insulation in walls help reduce noise? Yes, loose-fill cellulose or fiberglass installed in the walls helps decrease sound transfer, from outside to inside and between different rooms. Insulation in the floors/ceilings can help muffle noises between different levels in your home.
Sound Control for Commercial Spaces
Acoustical ceiling tiles, which the OJ Insulation team installs in different types of commercial and office buildings in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas, also help reduce noises. We install tiles and panels from top manufacturers, including Armstrong and USG.
Insulation Installation in Southern CA
OJ Insulation has all your insulation and sound control needs covered in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. We install both cellulose and fiberglass and have experience insulating walls in both homes and commercial buildings.
To learn more about how insulation helps with soundproofing—or if you’re ready to start your project—contact us today for a FREE estimate!