Author Topic: Seeking advice/opinions in early planning stage  (Read 3009 times)


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Seeking advice/opinions in early planning stage
« on: October 01, 2013, 07:02:59 PM »

I have a 24x40 freestanding garage where I hold band rehearsal. Approximately 150 feet away through the woods is my neighbor's house. (please see attached drawing) The sound disturbs my neighbor (mostly low frequencies). I'd like to do what I can to reduce the amount of sound that reaches him. As an initial step, I am considering treating the garage ceiling and walls A and D with two layers of 5/8" drywall with green glue in between. I am not treating walls B and C (initially at least) because there is noone to disturb on that side.

I would like your opinions on whether or not I can expect this to make a significant difference in the amount of low frequency waves that reach my neighbors house. Also, any recommendations (short of building a room within a room ) to help me reach my goal would be appreciated.

Some details on the garage - 24'x40', 2x4 walls, 1/2" OSB plywood interior walls, fiberglass insulation, 5/4"x12" board and batten exterior siding, 11' ceilings, 1/2" sheetrock ceiling, fiberglass insulation, ceiling joists/roof rafters are trusses, metal roof, concrete slab floor.


Randy S

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Re: Seeking advice/opinions in early planning stage
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 07:31:32 PM »
ok, it would be best to give me a call direct so we can thoroughly discuss the do's and don'ts. When dealing with low frequency it is not as easy to reduce it.

Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 104