Having a family is a joy and a privilege. However, sometimes the noise that comes along with that privilege may be a bit overbearing at times. If you have a family that is a little more on the loud side, especially in their hobbies, it may be time to consider the joys of soundproofing your walls.
Perhaps you have a tuba-playing son while your daughter loves her set of drums. Meanwhile, your husband likes to use his power tools for no reason in particular. What about your dear elderly grandfather that may live with you and needs to have the television blasting just so he can hear.
Well, there are alternatives to losing your cool. You can soundproof your walls and do it easily at that.
Try a do-it-yourself project with drywall. Drywall is fairly inexpensive to purchase and simple enough to install. There may be a few minor issues here and there with outlets, however, those are easy and simple enough to remedy.
Placing acoustical caulk in between the drywall allows sound absorption. Once again, this type of caulk is fairly inexpensive and beading it between layers of drywall is a blessing indeed.
Mass loaded vinyl is an excellent choice for walls, floors, or even placing between dry wall since it can deaden the noise before it reaches your precious ear drums.
Don’t forget to look at cracks and crevices around your home, as well. Noise can escape through spaces and bring noise into your quiet space. Anywhere there is a crack or a crevice is a great place to start. For example, switch plates, above and underneath door frames and windows are all good places to look.
While there are several ways to sound proof your walls, there are also several benefits to soundproofing.
Soundproofing your walls allows for peace and quiet. After a long day of working and tending to the family, sometimes the last thing you want to hear is music playing loudly, power tools being powered up or someone practicing tuba lessons.
Another reason, other than the obvious peace and quiet, is for concentration purposes. More and more individuals are either continuing study or taking work home from the office. Concentration is vital, especially after hours, to allow for the completion of tasks.
An even more important reason to consider soundproofing is that if someone is truly disturbed by noise of any kind, never mind loud noise, it benefits that person and the while family, as well. A happy family member in any household makes for a happier household.
As you can see, soundproofing your walls is neither that difficult nor expensive. The benefits definitely outweigh the risks when it comes to a happy, peaceful, quiet home for all.