No matter where you live, there is a pretty good chance that you experience some noise issues. This can be anything from the neighbor’s dog that barks non-stop to the loud sound of the garage doors at nearby homes to something as simple as annoyingly noisy air conditioning unit. This type of urban noise pollution is definitely the norm, but it does not have to be for you.
In fact, more and more people are deciding that they are fed up with other people’s noise. That is where sound proofing experts come into play. A recent New York Times article points to noise problems as the main reason that residents of NYC call the 311 city help line.
What Can Soundproofing Experts Do For You?
You do not need to be in NYC in order to use the services of a soundproofing expert to turn your home into the peaceful tranquility that you desire.
If you are newly building your home, or even renovating it, then one of these professionals can help you choose materials that offer soundproof features. For instance, did you know that you can use wall paint that has noise-reduction capabilities? Or what about drywall for your walls that reduces that amount of sound that leaks into your home? Windows can also be one of the places where a lot of noise gets into your apartment.
Of course, many of the things that can be done to soundproof a home do not require the services of a professional. In fact, if you look on a site like YouTube, you will find plenty of instructional videos on how to modify your home for some DIY noise reduction techniques.
The price that you can expect something like to cost can vary. If you are using the services of a professional, then it can run anywhere from $1,000 to over $10,000, depending on what you need done to the home. And if you undertake the task by yourself, then you can spend a few hundred to a few thousand to get some of the same end results.
To get an idea of what you’re up against, take a look at the instructional video below. Additionally, you can read our tips on soundproofing your apartment or bedroom.