by Krupa1027

We all are living in the noisy world. It can be the traffic noise or the noise of barking dogs. Too much noise can create many trouble. Even peaceful sleep has become dream of people nowadays.

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It is not only annoying being surrounded by continuous noise, but also very risky for our health. Because of the noise, one can suffer from heart attacks, high blood pressure and strokes.

So, it is better to make your room soundproof, which may be a lifeguard.

Read more on More Benefits of Soundproofing

HERE ARE SOME STEPS FOR MAKING YOUR ROOM SOUNDPROOF:

Drywall:

In order to control sound vibration, drywall is considered to be the best way. A second layer of a wall from inside is fixed with a view to dampening the sound vibrations.

You have to find out the rooms in your house that has the highest permeation. It is also called as a plasterboard or a gypsum board. Drywall is added with fibre which includes paper, fibreglass or asbestos and settled on the wall. These elements reduce the external noise. Moreover, the flammability, mildew and water absorption can be minimised by these elements. Price of drywalls is between 300₹ and 400₹/ piece.

Insulation:

There are myriad of insulations available in the market, however, specific insulation reduces the noise. If you are looking for productive options then cellulose, fiberglass and foam insulations should be recommended. These can be established in walls, floors and roofs.

Mass-loaded vinyl:

This is exclusively created for noise reduction. It is extensively used for soundproofing walls, ducts and ceilings. Two materials are utilised for making mass-loaded vinyl. Vinyl is there for improving flexibility. ‘Barium sulphate’ is used for its high relative density and non-toxicity. It can be either suspended on the walls, or can be put on the floor. By doing these, noise can surely be minimized at a great extent.

Acoustic panels:

It works on the principle of sound absorption. With a view to absorbing sound waves, soft surfaces are situated in a room. Sound waves forge echo or unwanted noise in a room. Acoustic panels are mostly installed in home theatres. Acoustic panel comprises of Porous Expanded Polypropylene (PEPP) that absorbs the sound vibrations and restrict it to travel outside. It is available in different colours and sizes. The cost of acoustic panels depends on size and thickness of the panel.

 Fixing the holes:

It is obvious that sound can easily travel if there are some cracks or opening on the doors, ceilings and windows. Acoustic caulks are used for filling the gaps, cracks and openings. Continuous monitoring should be done on the ceiling, switch boxes, window frames and door casting. Cracks or opening must be fixed in order to prevent noise transmission.

Rugs and bookshelves:

Rugs or textured mats are considered to be the boon for controlling noise. Carpets and fur mats work on the theory of sound absorption. The sound created in a room is soaked by carpets and fur mats. Besides, this restrict noise transmission.

Bookshelves is one of the best sound resistances. Wall size bookshelf is placed closer to the room wall. However, we have to assure that there are not more empty shelves. Otherwise, it will flout the purpose.

In general, soundproofing is a perfect answer for your quietude and security, especially on the off chance that you are sharing the house dividers with your neighbours. In addition, it is staggeringly financially savvy and altogether chops down the force utilization and consequently power bills. Present day soundproofing strategies, for example, drywall, protection, and others diminish the outer commotion as well as secures water and air penetration as well, along these lines keeping the house warm in winters and cold in summers.

Here you can see how you can soundproof your wall in low budget.

(Source: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fban4HomglI)