Author Topic: soundproofing a garage...  (Read 3253 times)

Rhys Lane

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soundproofing a garage...
« on: February 22, 2005, 01:30:37 PM »
hey...I'm in a band and looking to soundproof a garage. We have looked at several different ideas from DIY jobs with egg cartons to a better approach of using an insulating material. We have eventually opted to using an insulating material called Accoustic wool. But my question is this :
If we use this accoustic wool is there another material other than plaster board that we can use to cover it with? This is so we can keep the garage looking tidy and keeping it useable for other stuff.
The other question is ; we have been advised that we should put a shiny surface between the wall and the insulator, is this true? and will it help?
Are there any suggestions on improving our method? or if not any new methods to suggest? but please bare in mind we have an extremely low budget and cannot fork out 400 bucks plus just for a small garage! cheers for any help.

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Re: soundproofing a garage...
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2005, 11:38:56 PM »
Shiny material?  Them funny cigarettes again!

We've also been told that black paing absorbs sound.  Whew!

Info about music practice
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/Music_room.htm
and soundproofing a garage is at
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/garage.htm

But some low cost materials for soundproofing is Roll roofing and concrete board- available at low cost from your local hardware store!

Let us know how the "acoustical Wool" works out!