Interior Noise Green Glue

Interior Noise Green Glue

INTERIOR NOISE

Are you jolted by the sound of footsteps from the room above? Youre not alone. Footsteps are the number one noise complaint of homeowners. But its not the only interior noise that can ruin the peace and tranquility of your home or office. Theres also unwanted music from a stereo system, or a home theater, or even just a noisy washing machine. Whatever it is, protecting yourself from unwanted noise is one of the most important considerations in renovating your home or office, or when planning new construction.

If you are going to be starting from scratch on a project, visit our New Construction Page. If you are working on existing walls, floors and ceilings, using the right materials, designs, and Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound will help bring some peace to your home lifeso you can enjoy the benefit of quiet.

FLOORS AND CEILINGS

If ceilings cannot be removed your options are limited, and you may still encounter flanking noise. But these tips will help:

Blow insulation into the ceiling cavities if they arent already insulated.

  • Apply Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound and an additional layer of drywall to the existing ceiling if airborne noise, not impact noise, is the primary concern.

If ceilings can be removed, you have a good shot at reducing most of the noise from the floor above. Heres how:

Once the ceiling is removed, you can upgrade the floor above from below by treating it with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound and layers of drywall, plywood, and OSB (see diagram below). Even if ductwork or structures get in the way, this will help. Using multiple layers will be especially effective against airborne sound.

Next, upgrade the ceiling with Green Glue products and other materials using these methods. We list the best method first, followed by measures that will help, in order of their effectiveness:

For the most effective sound isolation, separate ceiling joists and wall studs with double drywall and Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound. If the above method is not possible, use sound clips like Green Glue Noiseproofing Clips or spring ceiling hangers with double drywall and Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound ; or clips or staggered studs with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound on the walls. If you choose the method above but neglect the Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound with the double drywall, you will still have noise isolation, but it will be less effective. A less effective method is to install resilient channel and Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound with double drywall on the ceiling, and furring or directly-screwed drywall with Compound on walls. Less effectivebut still possibleis to use Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound with double drywall and metal hat channel or wood furring strips perpendicular to the joists and studs, 24 on-center. If none of the above methods are possible, you will still get some noise isolation by using Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound and double drywall screwed directly to the joists and studs.

  • If you have exposed joists, using Green Glue Noiseproofing Clips or comparable clips, or spring hangers can still be effective at isolating noise.

    Do not use sound clips, resilient channel or spring ceiling hangers over existing drywall as this creates a triple leaf effect.

    For better performance, we recommend using resilient channel in conjunction with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound .

    When it comes to noiseproofing walls, you first must decide whether to work with the existing walls (non-destructive upgrading), or to tear out existing walls (destructive upgrading). Destructive upgrading is more effective, but it costs more and requires more time. The choice is yours.

    Interior Noise Green Glue

    Here are some wall noiseproofing tips:

    Remove direct air paths between rooms by sealing cracks covered by wall trip, unsealed doors, and pathways that involve the ventilation system.

  • Add an extra layer of drywall with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound. Just adding a drywall layer alone only improves a walls STC rating by 2 points. Adding a double drywall improves the STC rating by 4 points. But when you add compound with the additional mass, the performance dramatically improvesraising the STC rating 12 points for a single layer of drywall, and 16 points for a double layer. See chart below. Additional STC information can be found in our Test Data section.
  • Adding resilient channel or modern sound clips to the wall and then adding drywall is not recommended because this can create a Triple Leaf Effect .

    INTERIOR NOISE

    Are you jolted by the sound of footsteps from the room above? Youre not alone. Footsteps are the number one noise complaint of homeowners. But its not the only interior noise that can ruin the peace and tranquility of your home or office. Theres also unwanted music from a stereo system, or a home theater, or even just a noisy washing machine. Whatever it is, protecting yourself from unwanted noise is one of the most important considerations in renovating your home or office, or when planning new construction.

    If you are going to be starting from scratch on a project, visit our New Construction Page. If you are working on existing walls, floors and ceilings, using the right materials, designs, and Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound will help bring some peace to your home lifeso you can enjoy the benefit of quiet.

    FLOORS AND CEILINGS

    If ceilings cannot be removed your options are limited, and you may still encounter flanking noise. But these tips will help:

    Blow insulation into the ceiling cavities if they arent already insulated.

  • Apply Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound and an additional layer of drywall to the existing ceiling if airborne noise, not impact noise, is the primary concern.

If ceilings can be removed, you have a good shot at reducing most of the noise from the floor above. Heres how:

Once the ceiling is removed, you can upgrade the floor above from below by treating it with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound and layers of drywall, plywood, and OSB (see diagram below). Even if ductwork or structures get in the way, this will help. Using multiple layers will be especially effective against airborne sound.

Next, upgrade the ceiling with Green Glue products and other materials using these methods. We list the best method first, followed by measures that will help, in order of their effectiveness:

For the most effective sound isolation, separate ceiling joists and wall studs with double drywall and Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound. If the above method is not possible, use sound clips like Green Glue Noiseproofing Clips or spring ceiling hangers with double drywall and Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound ; or clips or staggered studs with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound on the walls. If you choose the method above but neglect the Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound with the double drywall, you will still have noise isolation, but it will be less effective. A less effective method is to install resilient channel and Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound with double drywall on the ceiling, and furring or directly-screwed drywall with Compound on walls. Less effectivebut still possibleis to use Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound with double drywall and metal hat channel or wood furring strips perpendicular to the joists and studs, 24 on-center. If none of the above methods are possible, you will still get some noise isolation by using Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound and double drywall screwed directly to the joists and studs.

  • If you have exposed joists, using Green Glue Noiseproofing Clips or comparable clips, or spring hangers can still be effective at isolating noise.

    Do not use sound clips, resilient channel or spring ceiling hangers over existing drywall as this creates a triple leaf effect.

    For better performance, we recommend using resilient channel in conjunction with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound .

    When it comes to noiseproofing walls, you first must decide whether to work with the existing walls (non-destructive upgrading), or to tear out existing walls (destructive upgrading). Destructive upgrading is more effective, but it costs more and requires more time. The choice is yours.

    Here are some wall noiseproofing tips:

    Remove direct air paths between rooms by sealing cracks covered by wall trip, unsealed doors, and pathways that involve the ventilation system.

  • Add an extra layer of drywall with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound. Just adding a drywall layer alone only improves a walls STC rating by 2 points. Adding a double drywall improves the STC rating by 4 points. But when you add compound with the additional mass, the performance dramatically improvesraising the STC rating 12 points for a single layer of drywall, and 16 points for a double layer. See chart below. Additional STC information can be found in our Test Data section.
  • Adding resilient channel or modern sound clips to the wall and then adding drywall is not recommended because this can create a Triple Leaf Effect .


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