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Soundproofing on a Budget

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In the past, soundproofing on a budget meant stapling empty egg crates to the walls and hanging blankets from the ceiling. However, times have changed. Today, if you need to soundproof your home, office, or an outdoor area, there are plenty of available materials from which to choose an affordable solution. The materials you use will depend on the type of room you will be soundproofing and what level of noise reduction you require. In this post, we’ll go over some simple tips for soundproofing any room on a budget.

When it comes to soundproofing, it’s important to start with the “low hanging fruit.” This means sealing all windows and doors first. While these will be your main sources of sound transmission, they can be remedied quickly and affordably. Our SoundAway window plugs can be cut to fit into any size window for the ultimate in soundproofing. These window plugs are made of a dense, closed cell foam specifically designed to block and absorb sound. We also have the most durable and reliable door seals for doors of all sizes.

If noise from above is a problem, try installing carpet with a thick padding in your upstairs rooms. In many cases, this will be enough to eliminate the excess footfall noise. If the level of noise reduction is not sufficient, you may need to isolate the ceiling with Sound Isolation Clips and Drywall Furring Hat Channels.

Floors are the final item in our soundproofing on a budget list and may be the most important. It’s best to install an acoustic underlay to prevent reverberations off tile, wood and other types of flooring. We have soundproofing materials for all types of flooring specifically designed to reduce noise associated with walking and other sounds. Whether you need an acoustic floor underlay for carpet, tile, stone, or wood, we have the most reliable materials available with great prices.

These are just a few tips for soundproofing on a budget. Remembering to take these small, preliminary steps can help you save time, money, and a world of effort. At SoundAway, we have everything you need to soundproof rooms of any size with the best materials on the market and the expert knowledge to help you find exactly what you need.

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