It has since been a common misconception to create an acoustic wall using acoustic foam or egg crates. Indeed, they are thought to be popular hacks to solve a space’s sound control issues, but in reality, they don’t serve their intended purpose. Why? It is mainly because it is impossible to soundproof a room by simply putting any kind of “acoustic panel” on its walls, or acoustic wall.
If you are having issues with regards to sound travelling across your spaces, to the point that they are starting to annoy you or affect your daily activities, or what is worse, your health, especially your hearing ability, then it’s the time to invest in an acoustic wall for your room.
Acoustic walls come in different types, however, and choosing between them can be tricky. Hence, prior to actually addressing your sound quality needs, you should first learn the difference between two ways to manage space acoustics: acoustic treatments and soundproofing.
What is an acoustic treatment?
Acoustic treatments are commonly found in wall interiors, or are used as additional layers on already built walls. Their purpose is to control echoes and reverberation present in an enclosed space. While they do not actually reduce the echoes and reverbs, acoustic treatments are effective in redirecting these sound elements to give the sound better quality and integrity.
Acoustic panels are a form of acoustic treatment. They help control the echoes present in a room. Indeed, the volume may be loud, but when played in a room with acoustic treatment, elements such as reverb and echo are kept to a minimum even if the volume remains the same.
Acoustic panels come in different sizes and material makeup. They are often temporary setups; they can be attached on the wall and serve as aesthetic elements too. They can be moved from one room to another depending on the need to control the echoes and reverbs.
What is soundproofing?
Meanwhile, soundproofing is done to isolate the sound in a room and keep within the room’s confines. Soundproofing is important because it does not allow sound to escape the area, and at the same time it prevents outside noises from entering the dedicated area.
Soundproofing barriers are made from various materials, such as wood, cement, fibreglass, and other fillers. These materials make it difficult for sound to enter, and even as it enters, a significant amount of the sound can no longer be heard.
Soundproofing also has the capacity to limit unwanted noise, especially those that are coming up going on a downward spiral, or on a natural high.
Both acoustic treatments and soundproofing activities are done on walls. However, soundproofing the ceiling has also become popular during the recent years too.
Which to choose
Acoustic treatments and soundproofing services both cost a lot of money. They are also essential in turning your ordinary wall into an acoustic wall. You can make the most out of this investment by learning more about your home and its previous owners; this way, you can make the right decisions as to how to address your acoustic problems in the house.
However, to newcomers, it may not be easy to create or select the suitable kind of acoustic walls to solve your noise problems. A wrong purchase will lead to money loss and a waste of efforts as well as time. It is advisable that you should come to reliable Noise Control specialists. The specialists will not just give you helpful assistance in choosing the products but also will be handling the maintenance for you after purchase.