6 Soundproofing Materials To Use On Manufactured Homes
The sound of rumbling traffic, stubborn dogs barking in the neighborhood or loud music playing next door can make you think of soundproofing your manufactured home. But before you make up your mind to soundproof that home, you need to know a few things:
- That soundproofing can be a relatively inexpensive project - That it's not as difficult as you might think it is
While there is not a single solution to help you eliminate noise once and for all, there are a few things you can do to help put up a barrier between you and the outside noise.
Manufactured home soundproofing options
Before you can soundproof your manufactured home, you need to invest in the right material that will block noise from penetrating your home. The following is a list of options you have for your soundproofing project:
1) Roxul safe 'N' sound Insulation
This is a premium soundproofing material ideal for installation between walls and ceilings. It's made of a special material called mineral wool. Mineral wool is resistant to fire and moisture damage. Unfortunately, this product is hard to find in many retail stores online. So if you like it, you can buy it from this link http://is.gd/fvi1ym. The least price you should expect to pay is $52.
2) Green Blue compound and sealant
These materials are currently held with high esteem as the best consumers can find in the soundproofing market. Both the compound and the sealant come when packaged in calking-style dispensing tubes. This makes them very easy to use in your soundproofing project.
Green Blue sealant can be used to seal holes, cracks, seams, ceilings as well as open spaces around fixtures, electric boxes, and screw holes. Sealing these spaces will help prevent sound leaks, thus adding to the overall effectiveness of your project.
To learn more about the features, use this link http://is.gd/jorWPF. Expect to pay at least $99 to receive 6 tubes. The retailer offers free shipping to all customers.
3) Quiet Glue sealant
If you don't like Green Blue products, then you can use Quiet Glue sealant as an alternative. Quiet Glue is used the same way you can use Green Blue compounds -- only that prices vary.
This product comes with Quiet spray to use on polymer material, and can be used on wall surfaces to dampen noise vibration. This automatically eliminates sound penetration into your manufactured home.
4) Foam panels
These are special sheets of materials meant to deflect and absorb unwanted sound. Soundproofing foam panels are commonly used in home theaters, studios and entertainment centers because of their effectiveness in blocking sound.
They cut down echo and reverberation, hence they're ideal for use in areas where sound reflection is a problem. Never compare these products with those ''egg crate imposters''. These products have been designed and tested for home and professional use. You can see them using this link http://is.gd/oQMbrr. The price is $44.
5) Resilient channels and sound clips
Resilient channels are sheet metal rails installed across the studs of walls and ceilings. You're supposed to lay them over the insulation materials on the wall. Furthermore, the drywall should be attached to the channels as opposed to the studs. This type of arrangement will look strange the first time you implement it, but in reality, it acts like a noise shock absorption system.
Instead of the noise trying to penetrate the walls so it can be blocked and deflected, it is absorbed before being redirected by the resilient channels. When this setup is installed properly, it can be very effective in blocking noise from entering the house.
6) Soundproofing paint
This is mostly like a myth. However, even though it's a myth, there might be truths associated with it. So let's review some of them so you can decide on your own.
These paints can either be rolled on or sprayed onto the wall. However, the most recommended method is spraying because this technique delivers a thicker coat.
Now, the science of soundproofing relies on the thickness of the mass to block and absorb sound. So if anything, you should expect these paints not to act like a magic bullet in solving your noise problems.
The manufactures also claim that these paints can help homeowners realize an 3-7 STC point increase when applied properly.
So basically, anything you do to control noise from penetrating your manufactured home is a step towards blocking noise. Try any of these materials and see how well they will block bothersome noise from entering your private space.
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