Is your noisy neighbor or their constantly barking dog not letting you have a good night’s sleep? Sound proofing your small prefab home can be a great idea to solve this problem. In fact, increasing the soundproofing of your home is not as expensive or difficult as you think.
It is true that there is no single thing that you can do to cut away unwanted noises, but there are a few things that you can do to put a barrier between you and the sound. Check out the below-given ideas before you proceed.
Professionals use terms like sound blocking or sound isolating in place of soundproofing, as it will be very difficult for you to achieve complete soundproofing in any house. While dealing with soundproofing prefabricated homes, you will need to focus on stopping outside noise from entering a room and treating the noise inside a room to prevent it from bouncing around the house.
Many prefab homeowners do not clearly understand the distinction between the two and go for thick curtain to cut away noise. Of course, this can help prevent noise from bouncing throughout the room but will not block out the police siren or a barking dog.
To soundproof a home, you will need to find and plug all the entry points of the sound. Noise is like water and can flow into your home. So, the first step should be to plug the leaks. Soundproofing experts claim that windows are usually the area of leak in many cases, so window frames are areas that need special care. Installing expensive dual pane windows will not help you reduce noise inside your prefab home, if the window seals are not properly installed. You will need to make sure that that window seals are rock solid. You can use weather-stripping or caulking to improve sealing.
After plugging the leak, the next thing to do is to beef up the doors and walls of the home. This step can be more expensive than sealing and can be ineffective if you have not already sealed the leaks in outlets and window frames. So, it will be wise to solve the small issues first before moving on to adding mass to the walls. You can use commercially available glues and boards to help stop sound from getting inside your home. There are products available in the market that can help transform sound waves into heat and help stop sound efficiently.