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How to add a sound barrier in the opening between two living rooms

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Posted by: from Calgary
1/28/2019 at 1:21:07 AM

We have a bi-level with two living rooms which have an opening in the wall between them. Need to close this opening with something that provides a sound barrier. Any suggestions? Would drywall provide enough of a sound barrier?

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Date/Time1/28/2019 at 10:13:20 AM

You can use sound proof insulation between the studs, and you can go a little further by installing sound proof drywall. It will be more expensive, but I think well worth it.

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Date/Time1/28/2019 at 10:38:54 AM

There are two ways to go about it. Firstly, you can use Roxul Safe and Sound insulation resilient channel with 2 5/8s sheetrock.

Secondly, you can use two 1/2 inch sheetrock and put the green glue in between for sound proofing.

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Date/Time1/28/2019 at 11:17:40 AM

Hello

An economical way is to double drywall ( one sheet over the other) This should make it twice as silent as it would otherwise be

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Shannon from ACT Home Services in Leduc
Date/Time1/28/2019 at 11:22:53 AM

Sound proofing any more than what is in the divider wall is waste. You could insulate that doorway to perfection but the rest of the wall will leak sound.

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Cornel from Steopan Remodeling in Coquitlam
Date/Time1/28/2019 at 2:58:12 PM

Hello,

1.Take measurements of the high and width ,the barrier should cover the whole wall or surface in order to be totally affective, but this is up to you and you need.

2.Build a wood frame using the measurements you have taken.

The corners can be attached using a butt joint.

Secure it with nails and wood glue.

With the frame done, take the measurements of the frame.

Upholstery foam can be readily found at upholstery shops or craft fabric shops.

3.Glue and staple the upholstery foam to the inside of the frame .

Ensure the foam fills in the frame totally and completely.

Add multiple layers if needed, cut a sheet of decorative fabric slightly larger than the size of the whole frame, as you will want the fabric to wrap around the edges of the frame.

Wrap both sides of the frame so is completely covered, as if with gift wrap, Make sure to pull the fabric tight, then staple in the place.

4.Move the sound Barrier in to the place against your wall, and attach in place with L brackets and mounting screws.

Make sure the barrier is flush wit the wall for the best performance.

All the Best.

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