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It is important to plan ahead if you want to keep sound from getting out of a new room setting, as the process to isolate the room must be done as construction begins - it's best to install Sound Isolation Products before any wall framing has begun. While we can work with rooms with existing framing in place, there is a noticeable drop in performance in these situations. Please contact us, or call #866-243-1001 toll free regarding your room and we will be happy to work with you to find the best sound isolation solution for your setting. Improvements in Room Acoustics, however, are done after the room is completed with our Fabric Walls, Acoustic Panels, Seating Riser Bass Traps and 4" Acoustic Front Walls. Room Acoustics, or Room Tuning, which makes the room sound great, is quite a different process than Sound Isolation, which keeps sound in.

Framing Isolation - Resilient Sound Isolation Clips

The next issue involves wooden studs and the sound they transmit through your room’s framing. Both the floor below the studs, as well as the wallboard attached to it transmit sound through the studs, which are then transmitting vibration to other room areas. If you deaden the studs, you will stop sound from not only being sent to adjacent room areas, but also from travelling up through the ceiling. Using our Resilient Sound Isolation Clips is a very effective method of controlling sound travelling through walls, as well as up through ceilings to stop it from travelling to rooms above.

Resilient Sound Isolation Clips provide 2 unique approach's to sound privacy that will prevent sound from noisy neighbors transmitting through your walls or floor/ceiling assemblies.

Experience with the Clips has recorded remarkable improvements of up to an additional 20 STC points on walls. The Clips are designed to retrofit and improve existing walls and ceilings has shown to improve existing walls by as much as 8-10 db. by actual field tests.

One last important issue to deal with is sound vibration picked up by the room’s wallboard. Wallboard acts like a microphone, picking up sound vibrations in one room, then transmitting through the attached studs in the framing. The attached wallboard on the other side of the room then “picks up” the sound vibration transmitted through the studs and acts as a loudspeaker, sending the sound vibration into adjacent rooms.

Wallboard Isolation - SoundBreak XP 5/8" Gypsum Board

SoundBreak® XP® 5/8"Gypsum Board with Sporgard™* has an acoustically enhanced, high density fire resistant Type X gypsum core encased in a heavy, abrasion and mold / mildew / moisture resistant, 100% recycled, National Gypsum PURPLE™ paper on both sides. Used in the construction of high rated STC wall assemblies, this 5/8" thick gypsum board consists of a layer of viscoelastic damping polymer sandwiched between two pieces of high density mold resistant gypsum board, providing constrained layer damping.

Long edges of the panels are tapered. Tapered edges allow joints to be reinforced with ProForm® BRAND Joint Tape and concealed with ProForm® BRAND Ready Mix or ProForm® BRAND Quick Set Setting Compounds. For optimum mold and mildew performance, National Gypsum recommends ProForm® BRAND XP Ready Mix.

Basic Uses

For use as a single-layer application or as a component of multi-layered wall assemblies where sound transmission between rooms or dwelling units is a concern.

5/8"SoundBreak XP panels may be used where Type X gypsum panels are specified in some fire-rated wall and floor-ceiling assemblies (e.g., UL U300, U400, V400 and L500 series).


Wallboard Isolation - Green Glue

Using double drywall with Green Glue applied in between the wallboard on walls and ceilings is highly effective in stopping sound transmission. Green Glue is a liquid, waterborne, viscoelastic damping compound which represents the highest performance product of it's type. We are aware of no product available to the construction market which can deliver damping levels even 30% as high as those offered by Green Glue. It is also significantly lower in applied cost than competitive products, getting a better cost/performance ratio in the damping of normal construction materials such as drywall, wood products, etc. Finally, it is remarkably tolerant to real-world application conditions and carries almost none of the burden of precision required by many damping systems.

Installation tip: Standard performance requires (2) 29 oz tubes of Green Glue per 4' X 8' sheet or drywall. For enhanced performance use (3) 29 oz tubes per 4' X 8' sheet of drywall. Simply apply product between 2 layers of drywall and mount drywall to existing wall. Apply sealant around the perimeter will also enhance wall assembly.

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