Soundproofing for an Older House

Soundproofing for an Older House
February 03, 2023

The most unique things about your building give it character and make it special. One quality many old homes have in common is their noisiness. While you can write peculiar architecture off as charm, noisiness is more difficult to live with. Fortunately, there are ways to soundproof an old house so you can enjoy the quiet you want at home.

Why Soundproof Your Older Home?

Your home is your place to feel at ease. When you want to be able to relax after a long day of work, too much noise can interfere with your rest. Soundproofing your home will block out unwanted noises from the outside and prevent noise happening on the inside from becoming distracting. Plus, it’s pretty easy to do with the right tools and techniques.

Soundproofing Common Noise Sources In Old Homes

Unwanted noise can come from many sources in an old home. At Soundproof Cow, we know how to manage them all. Here are our tips for addressing a few of the most common noise sources in old homes.


Some old floorboards creak and thump with every step. If you can access the subflooring, install some soundproofing floor joists isolators that reduce vibrations. You can also install flooring underlayment between the floor and a rug or carpet to soften footsteps.


Dripping, squealing and rattling old pipes are manageable with some easy-to-install soundproofing products. You can soundproof your home’s pipes by wrapping them in materials like Quiet Wrap™ Pipe Soundproofing Wrap. This wrap fits around a pipe to reduce vibrations and block noise from the water rushing through.


Many old walls are relatively thin, meaning noise will pass through from the outside or between rooms. One of the best ways to soundproof a wall is by adding acoustic insulation like Quiet Batt™ Soundproofing Insulation. Acoustic insulation absorbs vibrations and stifles sound on its way through your walls.


Old homes often feature dense doors that trap noise effectively, but there are still airgaps around the edges. There are two products that can help you soundproof your old doors — door seals and door sweeps. A door seal lines the doorway’s perimeter and includes a silicone gasket that creates a tight seal. A door sweep installs on the bottom of the door and uses a silicone seal to fill the gap at the bottom.

Learn More With Soundproof Cow

Soundproof Cow is here to help take control of the noise in your old home. We offer a variety of soundproofing products that attenuate loud noises, echoes and reverberations. For more on how you can soundproof your old house, contact us online today!

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About Kellen Beaver

Soundproof Cow Representative Kellen

Kellen has been a member of the sales team for over a decade. Prior to delving into the soundproofing realm, he was a jack of all trades in the service industry, working both front and back of the house jobs to various degrees. This diversity in experience makes it easy to relate to the needs of a large customer base. He understands noisy environments as well as the importance of aesthetics in a space. Adding something that doesn’t fit the look can be intrusive, so knowing that acoustical needs must fit the interior design is something he’s become very well-versed in. Most of this planning comes from working with both the owner/operators as well as their design team and architects. He has been able to adapt his knowledge in the restaurant industry into projects involving schools, office buildings and large medical facilities when the situation calls for it.

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