From helping reduce your energy bills to helping make your home more comfortable, insulation can provide a number of benefits. However, did you know it can also help with soundproofing? If your home or building is located in a noisy area, insulation may be the perfect solution to help reduce those outside noises.
Do All Types of Insulation Reduce Noise?
Insulation reduces the transmission of sound from one area by creating a barrier that absorbs vibrations between the sources of the noise and surrounding areas. However, not all types of insulation reduce outside noise. Loose-fill cellulose, blown-in fiberglass and spray foam insulation are great choices if you are interested in the soundproofing benefits of insulation. These types of insulation reduce outside sounds as well as sounds between different levels of your home. Fiberglass and cellulose can be installed in walls, floors and ceilings.
On the other hand, reflective insulation such as radiant barrier works by reflecting radiant heat from the sun. It’s installed in the attic, right under the roof, which keeps your home comfortable (but doesn’t act as a sound barrier at all).
Insulation Installation in Tulsa, OK
Adding insulation to your house or building can not only help improve overall comfort while reducing energy bills, but it can help reduce surrounding noises, too. At Installed Building Products Tulsa, we can help you choose the perfect insulation material for your budget and needs.