How to Soundproof a Loft
There’s no way to sugarcoat it — soundproofing is not an easy job. A loft is an open space, which is one of its appeals. And open spaces are naturally very difficult to soundproof. But while you cannot turn your loft into a perfect sound-resistant bubble, loft soundproofing is possible, with a little ingenuity. Here are some tips for making it happen.
How to Soundproof Loft Walls
Here, we see the main problem — lofts don’t really have walls. Therefore, if you want to block sound, you’re going to have to build them. If you don’t have the construction know-how or cash to put up drywall, you can at least put up acoustic partitions in strategic locations that can catch a lot of the sound.
If you do put up a new wall, make sure to add soundproofing insulation while you’re doing it. You don’t want to put in all that effort for a thin wall that lets all the sound through anyway. If you have any existing walls, you might try adding acoustic panels to absorb unwanted sound.
How to Soundproof Loft Floors
A loft floor is one place you can really make a difference when it comes to sound control. Put down thick rugs to soften impact noise and block noise from below. You may even be able to put down a flooring underlayment to really fight incoming sound.
How to Soundproof Loft Ceilings
Typically, loft ceilings have a lot of exposed rafters, which can create soundproofing challenges. Is there a way to turn this obstacle into a benefit? One thing you may be able to do is hang echo absorbing baffles from those rafters. These baffles have an attractive design aesthetic and are also great at absorbing sound from above.
How to Soundproof Loft Doors
You might be surprised how much sound can find its way through your windows and doors. Soundproof loft doors and windows the same way you would soundproof these items in a home. Put weatherstripping around the doors and windows and replace single pane windows with double pane or storm windows.
The above strategies can be surprisingly effective at controlling your loft noises, and you can find all the soundproofing products you need to carry out these loft soundproofing strategies at Soundproof Cow. Other things to try are talking to your neighbors if they are the source of the offending sounds and keeping noise canceling headphones nearby for those times when the noise becomes truly unbearable.
If you are still skeptical about your ability to soundproof your loft, Soundproof Cow can help. Get in touch with us now and we’ll do an acoustic analysis for free, with no obligation. We’ll tell you which of our soundproofing products are best for your needs and how and where to install them.
If noise in your loft has been driving you crazy, don’t give up hope. Find the right soundproofing products for your loft at Soundproof Cow today.