Room Soundproofing: The Easy Way to Reduce Noise

Room soundproofing is a top concern for homeowners, especially if there’s a living room with a TV or sound system beside or below a bedroom.

The entire home’s activity shouldn’t have to stop just so some of your family members can get some sleep. There’s a better, permanent solution.

Permanent Solutions for Room Soundproofing

Each member of National Gypsum‘s PURPLE SoundBreak family of products features a layer of material designed to dissipate sound and reduce noise transfer.

That means you can watch TV, play music, or entertain guests in one room, and people in nearby rooms won’t have to hear these noises. And you won’t have to worry about disturbing others!

While no residential room soundproofing product is 100%, you can greatly reduce the noise to comfortable or barely perceptible levels.

For new construction, SoundBreak XP Wall Board reduces noise transmission from room to room. SoundBreak XP Ceiling Board does the same thing between floors. And SoundBreak XP Retrofit Board is ideal for renovation projects because it’s thin enough to be installed over existing drywall.

If you need a break from the noise, Ask for PURPLE.

National Gypsum Soundbreak XP Drywall
National Gypsum’s Soundbreak XP is a superior choice for sound dampening a wall.

Soundproofing a Townhome

During the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show, we have fielded countless calls about ways to reduce noise from room to room.

For instance, Cathy needed help soundproofing a room in her townhome so she could drown out her noisy neighbors, but she wasn’t sure how to go about it. 

While Cathy can try hanging tapestries and other cloth items on her walls to dampen some of the next-door noise, there’s a better solution.

We recommended that Cathy look into National Gypsum’s SoundBreak XP Wall Board and SoundBreak XP Retrofit Board. The retrofit version is just 1/4-inch thick and has a soundproofing membrane. 

On the wall that she shares with neighbors, she can add SoundBreak directly over it after removing outlets and trim. Then, all she has to do is re-install the outlets and trim and caulk around them. 

This way, she’s basically putting a shield between her unit and her neighbors’ unit. 


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