Noise disrupts a peaceful home and can interrupt sleep and increase stress. New housing developments place houses closer together on smaller lots, so it’s easier to hear your neighbors. Indoors, home theaters and powerful stereo systems are creating more noise. What’s worse, noise travels easily around walls, under doors and through floors and ceilings.
There are two basic pathways by which sound can travel from room to room: through the air and through the solid building materials. The easiest way to make your home quieter is to use sound control insulation in the interior walls. Even if you only insulate key rooms, you’ll notice the difference.