How effective is QuietRock?

QuietRock can improve the soundproofing by 15 to 20 points on the STC scale, while it will take up to four sheets of drywall to have the same effect. If you’re doing both sides of a partition wall, that’s 2 sheets of QuietRock for 8 of the gypsum.

Which drywall is best for soundproofing?

There are various drywall types, but the Type X drywall is the most commonly used for soundproofing. It is a fire-resistant board, and a board of 5/8″ thickness can resist fire for an hour, which concurrently makes it the best drywall to reduce noise.

What is QuietRock?

QuietRock®, the first and most technically advanced sound reducing drywall, was developed in 2003. The award winning QuietRock® and complete line of Quiet® accessory products became part of the PABCO® Gypsum family in August 2013.

Why is QuietRock not recommended for ceilings?

Because of the design of the QuietRock 510 to achieve its acoustical performance, this product is not suitable for installation on ceilings as it may sag over time. One work-around solution is to install a layer of 5/8″ standard drywall over the QuietRock 510 and stagger the seams to prevent the product from sagging.

How much does a sheet of QuietRock cost?

about $54 per sheet

Costs and Bottom Line

Currently, the cost of QuietRock 510 is about $54 per sheet of 1/2-inch-thick, 4 x 8-foot panel. This compares to a sheet of conventional 1/2-inch-thick drywall selling for about $10 per panel.

Can you install QuietRock over existing drywall?

QuietRock should be screwed or nailed to the studs when installing over existing drywall. We do not recommend the use of construction or standard drywall adhesives when installing QuietRock as this can affect the panel’s acoustic performance.

Is soundproofing a wall worth it?

Tearing down existing walls and rebuilding costs more money, takes longer, and also uses more space. Soundproofing is definitely worth the money but there is no need to go overboard.

How thick should a wall be to be soundproof?

So, here’s how thick walls should be to be soundproof: A standard stud wall built properly, and consisting of 2 sheets of drywall with an air cavity 5 to 6 inches thick, is good enough to make the wall soundproof. A concrete wall would have to be around a foot thick to be completely soundproof.

Can QuietRock be painted?

Is QuietRock paintable? Yes, all of our QuietRock panels have a standard paper faced front surface which can be finished with standard drywall tape, compound and standard paint products for gypsum panels. Read more.

How do you use QuietRock?

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Quote from Youtube video: Look up your local building code for screw spacing. Just like using quiet money for large holes. Use quiet seal to seal all gaps in the wall. It is very important to seal entire perimeter of the wall.

How do you cut QuietRock?

You can use standard rotary cut-out tools around junction boxes. QuietRock 530 panels cut more quickly with a higher tooth-per-inch count on jigsaw blades (such as 16-25 tpi) as some layers contain light gauge metal, or you may use a circular saw.

Is thicker drywall more soundproof?

More thickness means more mass and more mass means better soundproofing. The 5/8″ is also more durable sheetrock versus the 1/2″ option.

How do you soundproof a room before drywall?

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Quote from Youtube video: The reason why polite rock is such a popular option for soundproofing is that it is the first sound dampening panel to ever come to the market.

How do you sound proof a room?

Start by placing bookshelves and other large pieces of furniture against shared walls. Upholstered sofas and chairs can reduce the noise coming from downstairs. Thick wallpaper and blankets may dampen the sound coming from adjacent rooms, while curtains can minimize outside noise.

Can you soundproof a bedroom?

To soundproof your bedroom, you can use soundproofing materials on the walls, around the doors, and underneath the flooring. These are just some of the many ways you can ensure a peaceful bedroom, read on to learn more about each of these methods.

How do you soundproof a wall that’s already built?

What Is the Best Way to Soundproof an Existing Wall?

  1. Locate the studs in the wall with a stud finder. …
  2. Install the Quiet Barrier HD onto the wall surface with roofing nails, 1 ¼-inch in size.
  3. Butt the edges of Quiet Barrier HD together and try to minimize the number of seams.
  4. Place the Quiet Barrier Tape over all seams.

Do you need to soundproof the whole room?

You do not need to soundproof the floor if there is no room below you. Heavy concrete ceilings won’t benefit much from the additional mass of drywall and damping compound. Instead, add a drywall layer with an air gap in between, or fill the gap with fiberglass insulation.

Do you need to cover entire wall to soundproof a room?

Remember, sound dampening is the goal, so floor-to-ceiling curtains covering the entire wall will have the most impact. For the best results, hang multiple panels of soundproof curtains to fill the wall.

Does soundproofing a room work both ways?

Soundproofing foam works both ways for the most part, but it’s most effective when the shape of the foam is uniform on both sides. The material of soundproofing foam does a lot of the soundproofing, but so does the shape in which it’s formed.