How HushFrame Soundproofs Both Interior and Exterior Noise
Updated: Oct 22, 2020
When we think of soundproofing rooms, multi-unit housing, and single-family homes, we typically consider preventing outside noise from getting in. However, it is equally important to contain sounds from the inside. From listening to the neighbor’s lawnmower all morning to the music your teenager is playing in the next room, HushFrame has the best soundproofing solution to effectively soundproof your entire living quarters.
Understanding STC and STC ratings
When attempting to understand the best way to soundproof a wall, it helps to know STC and STC ratings. STC stands for Sound Transmission Class, and it indicates how well or how poorly sound vibrations travel through walls and ceilings. Consider a simple partition wall that doesn’t block much noise; this wall would have a rating of about 20 to 25. On the other hand, a wall in a luxury hotel that seals off virtually all sounds would rate at around 60. In the average home, the walls tend to rate 30 to 45.
Some of the sound absorbing material options when you are trying to soundproof a wall include using a denser material to build it and adding a sound deadening material once complete. Resilient channels are a type of decoupling device that can be a cost-effective and efficient way to reduce the transmission of sound through a wooden frame or steel partition. Using a sound absorbing product such as this decouples the drywall (mechanically separates two sides of the wall to make it harder for sound to pass through). This helps keep the noise from getting to the other side. Decoupling is the method that HushFrame uses to achieve superior soundproofing results—up to 66 STC rating.
Best Way to Reduce Noise
HushFrame is a soundproofing industry leader and offers sound deadening products that outperform anything else on the market. We incorporate our sound decoupling devices into building assemblies, and absorb the noise—which differentiates us from other soundproofing technologies.
Many builders miscalculate how noise energy, or vibrations, move through a building assembly. They will simply stuff the joist bay with a heavy layer of insulation and consider the job done. Unfortunately, this is not an effective way to soundproof a building. The majority of vibrations in structures built solely with insulation in the joist bay, transit through a home’s superstructure as opposed to entering through the stud bay. What happens is there is an air spring in the stud bay structure, and sound vibrations enter the surface of the drywall on one side, bounce through the bay, and out through the exterior on the other end. HushFrame rafts simply attach to the side of studs and joists, followed by wood furring or metal hat channel and then drywall. HushFrame stops noise energy in its tracks by absorbing the vibration friction in the silicone cores of the HushFrame rafts.
HushFrame is The Sound Absorbing Solution
Not only is decoupling the most effective soundproofing technique available, but HushFrame is the sole decoupling product on the market that works with wood furring. Competitors’ products are metal-based and work with metal hat channels, but they do not accommodate wood furring. Most homebuilders do not like working with metal hat channels. HushFrame offers a soundproofing product that is attractive to both metal stud builders and wood frame builders, alike.
Looking to incorporate soundproofing into the walls and ceilings of your home to prevent the transmission of both inside and outside noises? Are you a builder who needs soundproofing for multi-unit or large-scale residential builds? HushFrame is the premier company to meet your soundproofing needs. Reach out to us today by entering a few simple details about your product on our website!