Noise & Acoustical solutions in today’s homes are increasing common. Especially in apartments, condo’s & townhouses where shared walls are present. While it may be thought of as a luxury, there are several products used in soundproofing a home which are very cost-effective, attainable and simple to install. Some of the specific problems addressed in homes, town houses and condos include unwanted noise coming through common walls, such as noisy neighbors, and footfall or impact noise coming from above. These are divided into airborne sound and impact sound. Whatever the sound, sound barriers, soundproofing material and sound isolation material by All Noise Control can significantly reduce and stop all noise.
The Difference between Sound Absorption and Sound Blocking
Sound is like water. It doesn’t have a shape or form, but molds itself to its surroundings. And like water, sound can be absorbed by some materials and contained by others.
Sound absorbers are soft, porous, open-celled materials such as foam sheets or fiberglass blankets and baffles that reduce the reflection of sound waves. Their sound absorption efficiency is rated by a “NRC” number – Noice Reduction Coefficient*. The HIGHER the NRC rating, the more EFFICIENT the product is at absorbing noise.
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Acoustic Glossary of Terms and Definitions for soundproofing and noise control research, products and materials
Noise Absorption Sound absorbers are soft, porous, open-celled materials such as foam sheets or fiberglass blankets and baffles that reduce the reflection of sound waves. Their sound absorption efficiency is rated by a “NRC” number – Noice Reduction Coefficient*. The HIGHER the NRC rating, the more EFFICIENT the product is at absorbing noise.
*NRC is a sound absorption rating. It measures a percentage of how much sound will not be reflected back from where it came. Based on a range from .05 to 1.0, where a NRC of 1.0 means that all the sound energy that hits that product passes through it and does not “bounce” back to its source. A NRC of .60 would reflect 40% of the sound back to the source and let 60% of the noise pass through it.
We get alot of requests that sound like this…
We live in a condo/home where we get alot of excess and disturbing noise from Neighbors/Dogs/On-going Construction … How can we prevent this? Most often this is followed up with a – How can we do this temporarily or without spending much money.
Soundproofing a wall with products developed by All Noise Control maximizes the effectiveness of your soundproofing project. The following sound barrier materials are new wall construction and existing walls, interior walls or exterior walls. At any time during buying the product or during installation should a question arise, call (561) 964-9360