Soundproof insulation is used to prevent outside noise from getting into your home. Here’s why you should have it installed.
Due to the population increase, noise pollution has become an everyday nuisance. This is especially so if you live in an urban settlement or your house is located close to a highway or a construction site. How annoying is it when you’re woken up in the middle of the night by noisy neighbors?
How frustrated do you get when you can’t enjoy a good night’s sleep because of honking noises from passing cars? There is more to soundproof insulation than noise reduction. Here are some of the advantages of sound insulation.
- Health and safety
Studies have shown that there is a relation between noise pollution and cardiovascular diseases.1 High levels of noise elevate your stress levels thereby increasing your risks of cardiovascular diseases like stroke and high blood pressure.
This risk is further increased if the noise exposure is consistent and for a long time. If you think about it, the benefits of installing soundproof insulation outweigh the costs.
Soundproof insulation not only blocks the outside nose but also prevents inside noise from getting out. This means that your neighbors can’t hear your private conversations and you can’t hear theirs as well.
If you are a homeowner, installing insulation that’s soundproof ensures that you carry out daily activities without disturbing your family members.
- Enhanced quality of life
Your home is your safe haven and at the end of the day, you need a place where you can relax and have peace of mind. Noise pollution ruins that in an instant and also affects your concentration.
If you constantly have to knock on your neighbor’s door asking them to keep it down or can’t sleep due to too much outside noise, you may end up being moody, stressed, and irritable. Your productivity is adversely affected and so are your cognitive functions.
Soundproof insulation would be the best solution especially if you live in a populated area.
- Adherence to regulations
Before moving into a new neighborhood, find out the rules and regulations in place regarding noise pollution. Most local governments have put laws in place to ensure no one has to deal with excessive noise pollution.
There are places where these rules aren’t strict but it’s advisable that you adhere to them…at least so you don’t have to deal with outside noise.
- Increase of your home’s value
As a homeowner, it is in your best interests if your home’s value increases. Soundproofing your home ensures that you get the best value for it, should you ever have to sell it. Additionally, the insulation traps the warm air in your house and prevents cold air from getting in, thereby saving you money in energy bills.
More advantages of sound insulation
Soundproof insulation enhances your home’s comfort and promotes effective communication. It becomes easier to interpret what the other person is saying and misunderstandings are greatly reduced.
Most importantly, soundproof insulation enhances the comfort of your neighbor as much as it does yours.
Links to sources used
- The Cardiovascular Effects of Noise – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6541745/