The most common reason to have insulation installed or upgraded is to regulate temperature in a home. Insulation’s primary purpose is to make a home warmer in winter, and cooler in summer. However, there is an important secondary benefit that comes with insulation: noise reduction. For homeowners considering which type of insulation to install, reducing noise is often a high priority. This can depend on a number of factors, such as:
There is actually a type of insulation that is specially designed to be more soundproof. This is called acoustic insulation, as opposed to the standard thermal insulation. While both of these have thermal qualities, the main difference between the two is that acoustic insulation has a greater density.
If you’re looking to make your home more soundproof, we recommend using Earthwool or Polyester Insulation. Both have excellent acoustic and thermal properties. They are also odourless, non-toxic and made from recycled materials. Installing Earthwool or Polyester insulation into your walls will not only make your home more energy efficient, but also reduce noise. If you live in a multi-storey house, you may also want to consider installing acoustic insulation in the underfloor as well as in the walls. Sound can travel vertically as well as horizontally after all!
If you’d like to make your home more soundproof, you can get a free assessment from Bay Energy Solutions. Our insulation experts can advise on the options available, and provide you with a competitive quote, all at no cost to you. We are currently operating throughout Rotorua and the wider region.