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5 Reasons Why You Should Soundproof Your Building

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Is it a highly successful business or a building with multiple commercial uses or just an apartment? Whatever the building, to ensure peace of mind, it is important to reduce daily sources of stress, including noise. Noise can be irritating and can lead to poor performance at work, as well as being a source of disagreement with your neighbor. 

But why else might soundproofing be necessary? Here are 5 good reasons to soundproof your building. First of all, let's take a look at industrial soundproofing.

What is industrial soundproofing?

It is a process that consists of isolating different problematic parts of a house, in this case, a company, which is struggling with a noise problem, by cutting off the external sound. 

This is done with an insulator and helps to maintain peace of mind and quiet. There are two types of soundproofing. The first, acoustic insulation, aims to completely eliminate any noise that could be transmitted outside the room. The other, soundproofing, is designed to further eliminate the sound of voices in the surrounding area.

Soundproofing, because of its complexity, installation techniques, and the knowledge required in the field, is usually carried out by a professional in the field. But why should you have your building soundproofed?

Why soundproof your building?

Here are 5 convincing reasons why you should soundproof your building if you have not already done so. 

Buildings, where dozens of employees are crammed together on several floors, must be soundproofed because otherwise, work performance could be affected. It is really disturbing and distracting to hear rolling chairs and footsteps all day on the floor above!

If the walls are not soundproofed, employees could overhear many confidential conversations between their boss and someone else.

The windows and all other glass surfaces let the noise through. Do we have an all-glass building? To ensure good performance at work, you should opt for double-glazed windows, or install a resin around the windows.

If the building is commercial in nature, do we really want to spoil the consumer experience with outside noise? This could even result in a loss of revenue.

The building was built in a new, young neighborhood? Consideration should be given to soundproofing the building before the area is targeted for massive urbanization, and the noise from the construction affects the employees!

Do-it-yourself or specialist companies?

In these cases, it is better to turn to specialized companies and firms rather than to do it yourself. In short, ask someone in the trade: to understand first of all what type of intervention is required, to identify the source of the noise in detail, to understand where and how it is most urgent to intervene.

For that, you just hit the Internet and look for soundproofing companies near me. The result brings different companies that are near to you and their contact numbers. You can reach them to seek further information about the process, time, and cost.

Materials and methods

In recent years, however, the materials and methods for soundproofing the home have also changed considerably. A few examples: there are plasterboard panels covered inside with insulators, or in fiber (mineral, wood, polymer, or synthetic). 

And then there are acoustic walls, which also guarantee excellent thermal protection. The windows and doors can be soundproofed with sound-absorbing curtains, the cracks can be plugged with silicone, and the glass can be changed from single to double or triple glazing.

And that's not all: the list goes on and on: sound-absorbing panels for doors, sound-absorbing plaster, traditional (and for some obsolete, but for others still functional) rock wool, to be inserted between the walls as a sort of air chamber.

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