Sound Control Insulation

Sound Control to Major Tom

Sound control Insulation and your Zone for energywise building
“Insulation level are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value the better the thermal performance of the insulation.”

Tuned Sound Absorbers
“Efficiencies of typical sound absorbing materials varies at different frequencies. For example one inch of glass fiber is quite effective absorbing sound at high frequencies (above 2,000 Hz) but very inefficient absorbing low frequency sound.”


I just read this over at the green glue website and it conflicted with what I thought to be true. I’m hoping someone here could clear this up for me.
“”Often it is thought that using denser insulation is the cure-all to sound problems. But this simply isn’t the case. In general, it is preferable to use standard building type insulations (i.e., normal fiberglass) and it is never desirable to utilize expensive, very dense insulations, as in addition to the expense, they tend to make low frequency performance worse by raising resonance frequencies.”


OwensCorning Home page / website
“Home of the pink fluffy stuff”
“Owens Corning is a world leader in building materials systems and composite solutions. Since Owens Corning was founded in 1938, the company has continued to grow as a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology.”


Sound Control Insulation
“Sound control has become a significant issue in our society. Noise impacts how efficient we are in everyday activities at work and home. Article after article mentions the effects of noise pollution and privacy. Efficiency, health, safety and comfort all are impacted by the level of noise we are exposed to every day.”