Underfloor Insulation

Posted by on May 12, 2011
When To Use Underfloor Insulation Underfloor insulation is an often overlooked area of the home that deserve just as much attention as other exterior walls.  It has been said that up to 25% of your home’s energy loss can be attributed to poorly insulated floors.  However, there are certain circumstances when underfloor insulation is NOT necessary....

Triple Pane Windows

Posted by on May 10, 2011
What Are Triple Pane Windows? Modern windows, such as triple pane windows, are constructed with multiple panes of glass in order increase energy.  Triple pane windows have three panes of glass, and outer, middle, and inner all separated by a thin layer of air.  The benefit of multiple layers of glass is that the air gap makes for an excellent insulator...
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Soundproofing Ceiling

Posted by on May 9, 2011
Soundproofing Ceiling Sounds Soundproofing ceiling sounds is one of the most difficult things to accomplish in acoustical engineering.  In general, there are two types of sounds that can be a nuisance to you when you’d like peace and quiet.  Airborne sounds are those that travel through the air to reach your ears. Noises like a neighbors TV set,...

Soundproof Walls

Posted by on May 8, 2011
Reasons To Soundproof Walls Generally there are two reasons why you may want soundproof walls.  The first is that you want to keep unwanted noises out.  For example a neighbors television, the dog down the street, or even your own pool pump or air conditioner can interrupt your sleep making it difficult to be well rested and healthy.  The second...

Sound Panels

Posted by on May 7, 2011
Using Sound Panels Correctly Before deciding to invest in sound panels, you must first determine what type of noise control you are hoping to achieve.  If you would like to try and soundproof a room by blocking sound out or in (acoustical isolation) then sound panels are not going to give you the results you are looking for.  Sound blocking (acoustical...
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Noise Reduction Coefficient

Posted by on May 6, 2011
Define Noise Reduction Coefficient Used as a way of comparing the sound absorbing characteristics between materials, the Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) is an average of the four absorption coefficients spread across a large spectrum of sound waves.  A noise reduction coefficient would represent a perfect reflection of sound, while an NRC of 1 would...

Insulation Grants

Posted by on May 5, 2011
Receiving Insulation Grants There are a number of insulating products that effectively increase the energy efficiency of your home, and you may be eligible for an insulation grant from the government.  In an effort to help cut the costs of heating and cooling for low-income families, in addition to creating a more energy conscious country, the United...

How To Soundproof A Door

Posted by on May 3, 2011
Learn How To Soundproof A Door Most people fail to realize that learning how to soundproof a door with have a much more dramatic effect on your soundproofing efforts that if you just focus on soundproofing your walls.  Believe it or not, most standard interior walls in the home have an STC rating of over 40 without applying any soundproofing techniques....

Foam Sheets

Posted by on May 2, 2011
What Are Foam Sheets? A topic as broad as foam sheets can mean a variety of different things depending on the application.  The purpose of this article is to define and distinguish many of the most popular types of foam sheets.  Regardless of it’s intended use, foam has many advantages in construction, crafts, the arts, and even thermodynamics....

Double Hung Windows

Posted by on May 1, 2011
What Are Double Hung Windows? Simply put, double hung windows are a type of window that allows for two panels to operate independently of each other. Most modern windows are made up of what are called sashes.  A sash can be a single pane of glass in a frame, or multiple panes of glass framed into one large panel.  Windows come in all types whether...
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