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InNeedOfNeedSilence

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Total Soundproof Newbie needs to make bedroom quite
« on: May 17, 2012, 05:06:38 PM »
I live and work from home and have very noisy family, especially the kids! so need to sound proof EVERYTHING in my room, the floor, the window and even the door. I really have no clue about this kind of stuff so would like some advice on how to proceed. Firstly i don't want to have to do anything more with sound proofing; i want to get it all done and dusted in one go.

For the floor i am considering new carpet; should i get one with built in sound proofing, if it exists? I saw some sound proof material in a local shop but that says only for wood flooring and i will have carpet.

For the window would people advise replacing the whole thing (any ideas of cost?) ir just getting a sound proof slide?

For the door... guess i just have to buy a heavier door; any way to increase sound proofing without buying new stuff / home made fixes?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Total Soundproof Newbie needs to make bedroom quite
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 09:06:26 PM »
well my friend you came to right place...
This soundproofing stuff gets a little confusing so to make things simple for you, why dont you give me a call direct and you and I can go over the basics and you can make the same decisions I make based on your needs..

There are a lot of companies that will just push their product with out addressing all the issues, this is where we come in and make you aware of things that can cause a project to fail..

Here is my direct contact number 1-760-752-3030 ext 104

Lets talk.

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InNeedOfNeedSilence

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Re: Total Soundproof Newbie needs to make bedroom quite
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 04:30:48 PM »
hi this looks like a international number can you give a UK number; or better yet offer some advice via the forum, thanks for the help

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Re: Total Soundproof Newbie needs to make bedroom quite
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 05:30:19 PM »
There is a lot of information to share when it comes to noise control...enough to write a book or two...

So lets start out with the basics...
Always address doors and windows first, for these are the weakest spots in your soundproof bubble...
replace doors with solid core doors and make sure they are sealed air tight.
For windows your goal is to create a dead air space between two panels of glass or plexi-glass, the greater the air space the greater the reduction. You want to at least have minimum 1" gap, ideal would be 3".
After this step has been completed than you want to assess the noise level that is penetrating the walls. At this time we can decide how much mass you need to add to equal out the system....no reason to add more that you need for it will not be as noticeable due to what is still coming in through the window.
Here are some links for door and window treatments.

http://soundproofing.org/infopages/options_sound_control_for_windows.htm

http://soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_doors.htm
Randy Sieg

Super Soundproofing Co
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888-942-7723
Ph. 760-752-3030
Fax.760-752-3040