Acoustic insulation is preventing sound from being transmitted between rooms, subfloors and inside your house. So, if you are disturbed by the noise next door or noise outside your home, you might consider installing acoustic insulation. You might be thinking, to prevent the sound from being transmitted there must be a massive concrete wall or slab. However, acoustic insulation relates to the overall ability of building structure and building material to make them soundproof.
Acoustic insulation is also essential for human health and comfort as noise generated by sounds of peddlers, speech, traffic, neighboring factories, etc. perceived by a human may be disturbing and irritating and cause a harmful effect for human health.
ACOUSTIC INSULATION MATERIALS:
Glass Mineral Wool: it is made from recycled glass, sand and recycled glass. They have good strength, lightweight, non-combustible and good sound absorber
Glass mineral wool material can use for acoustic insulation within partitions and floors.
Icynene Spray Foam Insulation: it is efficient and modern foam spray insulation, primarily designed for commercial buildings and homeowners. Icynene foam insulation doesn’t allow the sound to travel and they reduce energy bills in your home.
Adhesive Foam Insulation Tiles: this insulation material works great for smaller noise transmissions such as from a tiny room to another.
Stone Wool Products: they are used as step sound insulation and specially designed for floor application. Their fiber orientation is chiefly horizontal compared to, ground slabs or roof slabs. The direction of parallel fibers blocks the better sound when they pass through.
There are two types of acoustic insulation:
- Airborne acoustic insulation (It used when sound transfer directly into the air is insulated). They are the insulation against the noise originating in an air – TV noise, barking dogs, conversation, and music.
- Impact acoustic insulation (It used for structural vibration noise, that transfer from a vibrating surface or point of impact through a structure, commonly caused by an object or anything hitting the floor). They are the insulation against the noises originating due to any effect on a surface – children running, dropping items on the floor, footsteps above, drillings, furniture being moved and hammering the structure.
Why Do You Need Acoustic insulation?
Acoustic insulation is needed for many reasons, mainly to reduce noise entering and leaving the property. Following are the reasons you should use acoustic insulation:
Almost everyone has experienced the noise coming from the neighbors, whether it is you causing noise for your neighbors or them, either way, both the parties are suffering from it. The best way to resolve this issue is to invest some money in installing an acoustic insulation material.
Noisy outside the home:
The sound of the traffic, dog barking at the street, children playing outside and car alarms all these loud noises can be quite disturbing which can cause severe problems like sleeplessness at night, irritating mood and headache. Why not keep yourself safe from having these problems?
Noise-related work Performance:
Work performance can decrease due to loud noise among factory or industrial employees that can cause them to lose their attention at work and result in accidents. Moreover, the reduction in work performance causes an economical and financial loss for an organization and employee.
In the educational institutes, students are also exposed to loud noise level and resulting in distraction and decreased concentration, thus, unable to grasp lectures effectively. Long-term effect can cause memory impairment and reduce the learning ability of students. To improve work and educational performance, excess noise should be protecting by acoustic insulation.
Overall health issues due to noise:
Acoustic insulation provides comfortable and healthy environments, reduces the negative impact on individuals daily living and work performance, physiological performance as well as mental performance. Loud noises may cause hearing impairment, behavioral disorders, specific psychiatric disorders, tinnitus and overall performance.
Acoustic insulations tend to assist in reducing noise pollution. It concluded that environmental noise reduction can obtain through insulating floors walls and ceilings from noisy equipment like heaters, generators, vehicles, motors, pressure tanks, etc.