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What’s the Best Insulation for Sound Control?

For most people, a quiet home means a more comfortable, peaceful home. But it can become irritating and downright inconvenient when outside noises—or simply noises from other rooms inside—are excessively loud.

If this is a problem you’re experiencing, have you considered re-insulating? Many people are familiar with the energy savings benefit insulation offers, but the advantages of insulating extend beyond just that! Insulation can also help reduce noises in your home.

How Insulation Works to Reduce Sound Transfer

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 how insulation works. It helps reduce both airborne noises (traffic and voices outside, as well as sounds from television and music inside) and impact noises (footsteps and vibrations from large appliances like the washing and drying machines).

Best Types of Insulation for Sound Control

The best insulation materials for sound control include:

  • Cellulose: In our experience, loose-fill cellulose is one of the best soundproofing insulation materials, and it’s also one of the most eco-friendly!
  • Fiberglass: One of the mostly commonly installed types of insulation, fiberglass has been used for both residential and commercial projects for many years.

What about the location of installing that insulation? It also has an effect. Loose-fill cellulose or fiberglass wall insulation helps reduce sound transfer, from outside to inside and between different rooms inside your house. Insulation in the floors/ceilings can also help with sound control between different levels in your home.

Need Insulation Installers Serving Southeastern VA?

Tidewater Insulators has been helping homeowners in Norfolk, Virginia and the surrounding areas for over a decade. We install both cellulose and fiberglass (and other materials) in homes.

To learn more about how insulation helps reduce noises in your home—or if you’re ready to start your project—contact the Tidewater Insulators team today to get a FREE estimate!

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Very professional team and ensured all leaks in attic were sealed.

– Michelle in Virginia Beach, VA
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