Soundproofing a Wall with RetroFoam Insulation

Soundproofing a Wall with RetroFoam Insulation

soundproofingSoundproofing…it’s the first word that more than likely comes to mind when you are in your home and you’re unwillingly listening to the barking dog down the street, the neighborhood kids playing next door, or the teenage driver whose car desperately needs a new muffler.   The good news is, you are not doomed!  Our RetroFoam is the answer to all of your sound deadening needs!  RetroFoam is the BEST way to reduce those exterior noises that are creeping their way into your home.

RetroFoam’s acoustical properties decreases sound by an average of 45-50 dB!  You may be wondering, “What does 45-50 dB mean?”  If you’re familiar with the ear protection that is used in shooting ranges, that protection gear has an average loss of 28-31 dB.  When comparing the two, RetroFoam has a larger dB reduction than the shooting range protective gear by 38%!

What is Sound Deadening?

A misunderstanding we often hear is that insulation can be a soundproofing solution for your home.  In order to soundproof a structure, friction must be created to the passage of sound, which results in stopping the sound entirely. Insulation, no matter the form, cannot soundproof your walls.  However, it CAN deaden the sound.  Here at SprayiFoam we are proud of the fact that we can significantly deaden your home’s exterior and interior sounds!

Sound deadening minimizes the vibration of volume.  In order to fully grasp the benefits of RetroFoam’s sound deadening abilities, we need to understand the basics of sound and how it travels. According to GIK Acoustics in Atlanta, Georgia, sound can travel in two ways — throughout the air and through structures.   Airborne sound is simple to understand.  Any open air you have in a room are considered sound leaks–for example, outlets, HVAC ducting, electrical switches, etc.

When sound travels through structures, the sound vibrates those structures as well as everything connected to them–walls, floors, duct work, etc.  Those vibrations duplicate and magnify the sound, resulting in a noisy home.  However, with RetroFoam, we can help you transform your home into a quiet oasis with its ability to sound deaden.

RetroFoam: The Sound Solution

RetroFoam is an injection foam that is 60% closed cell which allows it to absorb an extreme amount of sound energy–reducing your noise level by up to a momentous 75%! Whether you’re battling outdoor noise, or an annoyingly loud dryer, or a combination of the two, SprayiFoam is happy to help!  If you are ready to start experiencing the sound deadening benefits of RetroFoam insulation then request a FREE estimate on our website or call us today!  We look forward to serving you!