Three quick ways to sound proof your home
Surround sound, gaming systems and even traffic noise can be disruptive to your home. But The Home Depot's Scott Krueger and Joe Autry have three quick ways to sound proof your home to bring a little peace and quiet.
Roxul Safe'n'Sound is actually insulation you install inside your home's interior walls, ceilings and floors to reduce the transfer of noise from one room to another. It is designed specifically for one purpose - soundproofing. It is not intended for thermal applications like insulating exterior walls or attics. The higher density that makes it an excellent sound barrier actually compromises its ability to prevent heat loss. But it is fire resistant, easy to cut and install and doesn't require a vapor barrier. For more information, go to www.roxul.com.
Temple-Inland QuietBrace is a sound-deadening, structural fiberboard wall sheathing. It is a panel product made from lignocellulosic fibers (wood) and has a density between 10 and 31 pounds per cubic foot. The integral fiber bond is developed by interfelting of the fibers and enhanced with a natural binder, producing the panel's structural performance and integrity. QuietBrace is made from 100% southern pine fiber generated from sawmill residue. For more information, go to http://www.templeinland.com/buildingproducts/fiberboard/qb/qbdefcomply.asp.