If having tried a friendly approach was not enough, and you have understood that the needs of the family that lives next door do not exactly match yours (while not breaking the law), there is only one solution to make you live in peace: soundproof your home. Banned from the noise of the lawnmower on Sunday mornings and the loud music blasted by the students upstairs, soundproofing is the best way to not hear the noise produced by others and to avoid having your own perceived.
But what are the techniques with which to proceed? And what are the mistakes not to make? Before putting in place with such an impactful and expensive work on the building, you need to keep some good tips in mind. Making the walls of the house thermoacoustic, in fact, requires patience and precision.
Identify the source of the noise
First of all, the source of the noise must be identified and then establish whether it comes from outside or from inside the building. At this point it is time to evaluate whether to act on the external walls and on the fixtures or on the internal walls and ceilings, and above all with what grandeur to do it, if therefore to rely on more or less invasive interventions. For soundproofing specialists these matters are most important.
Soundproofing interventions: types
If in the past real air chambers were created and the cavities were filled with rock wool, today there are more modern ways to soundproof the house, such as the application of ad hoc materials on the wall itself.
The first option, the most invasive, involves the use of real acoustic masonry blocks, capable of guaranteeing excellent acoustic and thermal protection.
Leaner is the use of panels. Among these, there are many tenants who rely on the construction of a plasterboard wall , inside which insulating material is placed. Points in favor: plasterboard panels lend themselves easily to cutting and therefore to modeling according to your needs. But there are many other types of panels: in mineral fibers, in wood, polymeric, in synthetic materials. Not only. The use of decorative acoustic panels is increasingly frequent , capable of combining the ultimate and the pleasurable, structural needs and design.
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Even less impactful is the use of insulating plasters. If the noise comes from the ceiling, it is advisable to create a false ceiling , inside which sound-absorbing panels are positioned.
If the din came from outside, there is then the opportunity to soundproof the windows. How? The first step is to plug all the holes and various holes with silicone. A second option involves the use of sound-absorbing curtains. Finally, if the noises persist, it is necessary to make the windows double or triple glazed and to equip them with a wooden frame, in order to obtain soundproofing and anti-noise windows. The security door can be useful if you are annoyed by the shouting coming from the landing or the stairs.
Who to contact
To have an optimal job it is certainly necessary to contact specialists in the sector. Even in Trieste it is possible to do so by asking for a simple quote.