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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing your single family home from traffic noise and neighbors. => Topic started by: MikeTw on August 24, 2017, 11:52:40 PM

Title: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: MikeTw on August 24, 2017, 11:52:40 PM
Hi

How good is 2lb spray foam vs fibreglass vs roxul for sound insulation?

Looking more to deaden low freq vibrations...


Thanks
Title: Re: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: Randy S on August 29, 2017, 03:20:13 PM
use roxul or therma fiber or even cotton fiber would be best bang for buck.

Randy S.
Title: Re: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: MikeTw on August 29, 2017, 11:36:06 PM
Thanks.

Is roxul comfortboard a good option for outside?

Is there a big difference between the 80 vs 110?
Title: Re: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: Randy S on August 30, 2017, 03:56:27 PM

what is your project for outside? kind of hard to make recommendations without all of the information.

Randy S.
Title: Re: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: MikeTw on August 30, 2017, 10:33:03 PM
Outside.  Opening up existing 2x4 walls to hopefully staggered studs or double studs.

Title: Re: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: Randy S on August 30, 2017, 11:02:54 PM
ok so not exposed directly to outside but in a wall...ok great ...

you can use standard Roxul batt insulation and double frame construction followed by lots and lots of mass.

The heavier the better for low frequency attenuation.

 Randy S.
Title: Re: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: MikeTw on August 30, 2017, 11:43:17 PM
What do you suggest for mass?
the interior wall is behind kitchen cabinets so have to add outside.
Title: Re: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: Randy S on August 31, 2017, 05:30:01 PM
#2 lb mass loaded vinyl or a couple layers of 1/2" permabond

Randy S.
Title: Re: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: MikeTw on September 02, 2017, 07:25:57 PM
Sorry for my ignorance. 1/2" what?
Title: Re: How good is 2 lb spray foam for sound insulation?
Post by: Randy S on September 05, 2017, 03:13:10 PM
Permabond is a type of cement board, you are trying to load as much mass as you can afford..the heavier the better.

Randy S.