Wall Sound Proofing For New & Old Construction

What ever the situation, we have the ability to work with you and your home or business to resolve sound related issues.

We Can Help Give You Privacy & Peace Of Mind

At Metro NY Insulation, we have very high standards for the sound blocking capability of a good wall. Our “good” is probably higher than any other company you will find. We don’t accept minimum compliance with local building codes, you shouldn’t either; with reliable, proven products you can obtain very good results, and stay within your budget.

For soundproof wall construction, we will refer to the Sound Transmission Classification (STC) as a measurement of the walls ability to block noise. A typical residential wall has an STC of 38-40, a normal commercial wall may have an STC 42-45. For a reference point that will make your choices simple, the minimum standard for a HUD financed public housing project requires an STC 45 between units.

Wall Noise Sound Proofing

New Construction Can Have Good Performing Walls or Ceiling Assemblies

Step One

Use cellulose insulation in the cavity; thickness according to the depth of the cavity R-11 for 2×4 studs, R-19 for 2×6 studs. Using more expensive insulation will provide no measurable improvement in the STC rating.

install sound proof barrier

Step Two

(option two) Use cellulose insulation in the cavity; thickness according to the depth of the cavity R-11 for 2×4 studs, R-19 for 2×6 studs. Using more expensive insulation will provide no measurable improvement in the STC rating.

Install Green Glue

Step Two

(option one) Use cellulose insulation in the cavity; thickness according to the depth of the cavity R-11 for 2×4 studs, R-19 for 2×6 studs. Using more expensive insulation will provide no measurable improvement in the STC rating.

Air Sealing Services

Step Three

The details in constructing a “good” soundproof wall are very important. Every outlet box and switch box must be covered with a Seal Tight Putty Pad, There should be a small gap at the perimeter of the wall; this will be filled with Silenseal Acoustical Sealant.

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