Soundproofing / Discussions

What do I use in a dropped basement ceiling for soundproofing?

...soundproofing batts between the josts, and depending on your leve of irritance at sound and your budget, you could take a few other steps like adding resilient ...

Posted by Melissa Pickett Oct. 10, 2020, 12:19 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How to reduce the rain noise from a metal roof?

...soundproofing for you at the same as long as you use fibrous insulation . Spray foam and EXP or EPS foam will not do much to dampen sound but things like cellul...

Posted by Igal H Nov. 24, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Will recycled plane insulation pass building regs ? and is it safe to use?

we are building a barn and want to use alternative insulation, I honestly have no idea what recycled plane insulation is, details please and we'd be happy to w...

Posted by lisa Hellewell Nov. 27, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Where can I find hempwool and hemp Hurd/binder?

We are a hempcrete and hempwool installation company in Boulder, Colorado. I would like to have a consistent source of these products if possible. Are you the ...

Posted by eamonn mcnaughton Aug. 17, 2020, 9:08 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

We live in San Jose California. Our house is 50 years old and I would like to add insulation to the outside of our stucco siding (concrete like material, about...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

Can you share what material you'd recommend to use for wall and roof insulation? Least toxic, and highest R factor? Wool, Fiberglass etc. Do you have a brand i...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you put foil covered foam panels inside a framed wall?

just wondering if placing 4" steel covered styrofoam on the inside of a framed wall would be a practical application? I'm open to using any type of insulation ...

Posted by William McCart Feb. 22, 2021, 12:38 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Which insulation do I use for interior walls of a framed in bunker?

An existing bunker 6 W x 6L x 8H with sump pump (failed) flooded causing mold. Bayfield, WI. It is being cleaned professionally. It is framed in with wooden st...

Posted by Dale Klubertanz March 23, 2021, 10:38 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

We are looking to finish our basement next spring and one builder suggested using spray foam insulation as he says it's a good choice for insulating and sealin...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...soundproofing . You’re right about polyiso insulation and its reduced performance in cold weather, you may have read that here but we do have a page all the dif...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Metal structure from the Inside?

Hello. I am very worried about the proper insulation of my all metal home kit I recently purchased, steel super structure and studs, roof and siding. The metal...

Posted by Jacky Surber May 2, 2021, 4:09 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses

What type of insulation is best for coach house?

I'm a Architecture student at Carleton Uinversity, and this semester we are designing a coach house, so I wanted to know what should I consider while designing...

Posted by morwarid safa Sept. 24, 2021, 2:23 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Where can i buy hemp batt insulation in Western Canada?

Chevy Campervan remodel. I have respiratory issues and looking for the least toxic insulation for this metal frame. Do I need to use foil tape with hemp insula...

Posted by Jen Moffat Aug. 14, 2020, 11:14 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 4 Responses

how do I find pricing on hemp insulation?

I'm building a room in a basement and would like to insulate four walls and the ceiling with hemp insulation. I have no idea of the cost to do so.

Posted by Goober Pyle March 16, 2021, 1:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

What's the difference between EPS and GPS insulation?

While searching to purchase EPS boards, which are very difficult to find here in QC, I've bumped into a 4' x 8' x 1" thick board, called GPS. Do you have a web...

Posted by Ronald Tetrault Feb. 3, 2021, 5:22 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

I have a customer with frost problems whose home shows every stud from the outside on a winter day. Would you say their spray foam insulation has failed? It's ...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What insulation should you use to cover the ground GEODESIC Dome?

Hi there - very much appreciate your input on our project: INSULATION to cover ground include GEODESIC Dome 24' Interested in HEMP or combination for insid...

Posted by Vincent Warwick Oct. 1, 2020, 2:09 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What type of insulation should I use ?

1820 farmhouse..2nd floor I heated...restoring 1st floor bedroom ceiling leaving beams exposed. What is best insulation that will be moisture, fire retardant, ...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses