The Quest for a Quiet Room
Successful sound control requires a basic understanding of acoustics, the right materials, and attention to detail.
Synopsis: The noise that travels from one room to another has a big effect on privacy and comfort. So it’s no wonder that sound-control strategies are often important in house construction. Whether you are dealing with new construction or remodeling, nationally known drywall expert Myron R. Ferguson explains the materials and construction techniques you can use to diminish sound transmission.
In my experience, residential sound control goes something like this: “Hey Myron, can you insulate the bathroom walls after you get the drywall attached to one side? The owner wants the room soundproofed.” Unfortunately for those homeowners, throwing in a few extra fiberglass batts at the last minute won’t have the dramatic effect that they want.
Some parts of sound control are highly technical and complicated, but I’ve found that you can get great results with just a basic understanding of acoustics, a little bit of planning, and…