Noise pollution affects homeowners in varying ways, from annoyance to long-lasting health and hearing problems from long-term exposure to high-decibel frequencies. Utilizing soundproof insulation greatly reduces high-decibel noise pollution and acts as a positive thermal and fireproofing barrier.
Most conventional forms of attic insulation provide homeowners varying levels of soundproofing. Whether choosing to use traditional fiberglass batting or more modern blown-in insulation, each creates a barrier of sound while providing thermal insulation for the home.
The question is to what degree is each kind of insulation effective in providing adequate soundproofing for your home.
One of the more popular choices for soundproof insulation remains a product called rock, or slag wool. Originally losing market share to cheaper fiberglass options, the insulation continues to make a comeback as a viable soundproofing insulation. Made from melting down raw material, like basalt or iron ore waste materials, at extremely high temperatures, then spun into cotton candy-like fibers, rock wool gets bound and glued in order to form standard batts or boardstock.
Outside of rockwool, some homeowners may decide to utilize other soundproofing solutions, such as mass-loaded vinyl, extra drywall, and sound-deadening boards to varying results. Spray foam insulation, a mixture of chemicals that expands to fill voids in ceiling cavities, also provides sound-deafening in addition to being a heat and fire barrier. There are some health and environmental concerns when using and handling spray foam insulation, however. Only a trained and well-equipped professional should install this type of insulation.
Made from environmentally friendly products like recycled newsprint, TAP is extremely dense, and persists as a loose-fill insulation that when blown in retrofits to any surface. Once applied, the product penetrates all open spaces in attics and ceilings, to provide a protective layer. Since TAP, as loose-fill insulation, provides thorough coverage throughout voids, gaps, and crevices, it outperforms traditional fiberglass insulation rolls by an average margin of 32%.
Since the cellulosic structure remains sound-absorbent, homeowners should notice greatly reduced noise levels in the home. Insulating ceilings and attics protects against outside noise pollution, and filling attics with insulation diminishes annoying household noises from water pipes, appliances, and heating and cooling systems.
Of course, TAP Insulation offers homeowners a unique combination of thermal insulation with soundproofing qualities and pest control. With the added benefit that TAP Insulation controls numerous household pests, such as ants, cockroaches, and silverfish, the concept stands above typical insulation as a soundproofing product.
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