Soundproof Your Garage: Nobody Wants a Noisy Neighbor
July 20, 2022
Nothing is more irritating than hearing the pounding, crackling, and popping of carpentry, masonry, or other mechanical activities that your neighbor decides to do on that day. Or even worse, for consecutive days. If you get annoyed at the thought of hearing the noise day in, day out, then you should not also be that kind of neighbor. You may want to continue working on your projects and hobbies without interruption by someone knocking on your doors, may it be your family, housemate, or neighbors. Soundproofing your garage is the key. There are two kinds of soundproofing: sound reduction and sound absorption. Sound reduction stops the sound from entering the space, while sound absorption prevents the sound that has already entered the space from reverberating and echoing. But before we delve deeper into soundproofing, let us first discuss the types of sound that are essential when choosing the type of soundproofing to install. First is the airborne sound. This kind of sound travels through the air. Perfect examples of which are music blasted on speakers, TV, traffic, and voices. The sound bounces off hard surfaces, which then amplifies it. This is the reason why this type of sound is especially loud in closed areas such as the garage. The other type is the structure-borne sound. The noise comes from the actual impact of an object on a building element like the floor, wall, or ceiling, and the vibration from the sound means that the noise is structure-borne. Examples of which are heavy footsteps, slamming of doors, falling of tools, and the like.