Do Baffles Reduce Sound?
Installing baffles will reduce ambient noise in any room. You can hang acoustic baffles from the ceiling or walls in the pathway of any common noise source to reduce echoes and reverberations.
Sound enters the foam through the surface’s pores when it reaches the baffle. Much of the soundwave’s energy turns into heat and disperses throughout the baffle. As a result, the soundwave has less energy to reflect off of the baffle. Everything will sound clearer in a room with acoustic baffles because echoes and reverberations cause less interference.
Where Should Baffles Be Placed?
Hang your acoustic baffles from the ceiling or on the walls. The hanging sound baffles come with chains that connect to the ceiling and hold the baffle in place. Turn the baffle so that it is parallel to the surface you’d like to address.
Baffles go in front of walls and ceilings because of their hard, flat surfaces. Ceilings and walls allow sound to reflect with ease. Placing a soft material between the noise source and the hard surface will limit the amount of noise that reaches the reflective material.
When you install your baffles, leave a gap between the baffle and the wall or ceiling. The gap will allow both sides of the acoustic baffle to go to work. Some noise will reach the surface behind the baffle, but it will reflect into the acoustic material’s back end.
How Many Acoustic Baffles Do I Need?
The number of baffles you need depends on the size of the room you’re treating. A larger room will require a greater number of baffles to achieve the results you want to see. Purchase enough hanging baffles to fill the space while leaving 18-24 inches between each one.
Soundproof Cow’s experts can help you determine how many baffles you need through a free acoustic analysis. Request an analysis to begin planning your project.