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How to Soundproof a Home

To help you keep your home’s noisy rooms noisy and the quiet rooms quiet, we’ve developed the six entry-level home soundproofing guides you see on this page.

Each guide includes in-depth methods for soundproofing a home one piece at a time, as well as a curated list of soundproofing products that helps take the guesswork out of selecting the right materials for the job.

So whether you need to learn how to soundproof a wall, ceiling, floor, door, or even something less obvious like the pipes inside your walls or an HVAC system, we can help! Home is more than where you hang your hat – it’s also where you play your drums, listen to your TV, have important conversations with your children, and, after a long day of work, slumber in peace and quiet. At Soundproof Cow we think you should be able to do all of these things in the same home without sound transfer from one room interrupting the peace and quiet of another.

Pick the home soundproofing guide that best describes your home’s noise-clutter pain point to get started.

How Can I Reduce Noise in My Home?

If you remind yourself of the Grinch complaining about all the “noise, noise, NOISE” in your home, we at Soundproof Cow think it would be a good time for you to learn the fundamentals of soundproofing. To reduce noise in your home or any other enclosed area, the laws of physics say you need to do at least one of these three things:

  • Create open space — The further sound waves have to travel, the quieter they sound.
  • Put mass between your ears and sound — Dense items will absorb or block sound waves.
  • Stop something from vibrating — Dampen vibratory noises with sound reducing materials like vibration isolation feet, Vibra Block® sound deadening strips and Green Glue.

Plugging leaks — Seal windows and doors with soundproof caulking. Since it’s not always feasible or cost-effective to add more space to a room, Soundproof Cow offers detailed soundproofing guides incorporating premium, acoustic materials most DIY-ers can install.

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Best Sound Absorbing/Sound Deadening Materials for Soundproofing Your Home

When you want to stop sounds from bouncing around inside a room, use soft materials designed to absorb and attenuate sound waves.  Minimizing reverberation causes sound waves to dissipate faster.  This reduces echo and increases sound clarity in the space.  Sound Absorption products are great for open floor plans and areas with high ceilings.  You can take your home theater to the next level or simply minimize sound bouncing down a hallway.

If you are renovating your home and want to make the space quieter, grab some PROFLEX™ 90 underlayment to install under your new flooring. An unbelievably easy-to-place sound attenuation material, PROFLEX™ 90 comes in rolls that you unroll, measure and cut to fit. Then all you do is peel off the protective backing and press against concrete, cured or wood surfaces. Secure bonding of PROFLEX™ 90 is complete by rolling out any remaining air bubbles bonding the underlayment to your subflooring. Once this is complete, you can start laying your new flooring.

Question of the Day: Can You Tell Me How to Reduce Noise in My Condo?

 Have you ever been on the verge of calling the police because somebody in your condominium decides to listen to Dubstep at 2:00 in the morning or dogs barking incessantly for absolutely no reason? Never fear missing another night’s sleep — Soundproof Cow is here! We have soundproofing options for floors, ceilings and walls.

Call the herd at 1-866-949-9269, and get help soundproofing your home. Our Account Manager’s would love to hear about your situation.

I have emailed a lot of different manufactures and I have to say your customer service is head and shoulders above all of them. I emailed your company at about 9pm my time and when I woke up the next morning you had already answered my question and then the follow up was a few hours later. I am impressed. Thanks a lot for the quick turn around!

- E. Gustafson

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