When building in high density areas, building multi-family dwellings, or custom homes that have home theatres, the following are suitable sound isolation products. Sound control is also one of the characteristics that many homeowners are looking at as a good construction practice. Knowing and utilizing these options will be to your benefit.
CertainTeed SilentFX QuickCut Drywall
Kuiken Brothers stocks CertainTeed’s SilentFX QuickCut noise-reducing drywall. It features a viscoelastic polymer between two specially formulated dense gypsum cores, significantly improving sound attenuation and is ideal for systems requiring high STC performance. Designed to easily score and snap, QuickCut allows for faster installation and lower labor costs than other soundproof alternatives.
GreenGlue Noiseproofing Compound
Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is a viscoelastic compound that can be quickly and easily applied between two sheets of drywall, plywood or any commonly used building materials in new construction and remodeling, effectively eliminating up to 90 percent of noise transfer from one room to another.
Independently lab tested and time-proven in millions of square feet of residential and commercial structures, 440 SoundBarrier is a special-density, structural board made from 100 percent environmental Homasote cellulose fiber, a homogeneous composition manufactured with uniformly distributed protection against termites, rot and fungi and resistance to moisture. It also insulates, with twice the R-value of wood.
Sound Break (National Gypsum)
Gold Bond® BRAND SoundBreak® XP® Gypsum Board with Sporgard™ has an acoustically enhanced, high density gypsum core encased in a heavy, abrasion and mold/mildew/moisture resistant, 100% recycled, purple paper on both sides. Used in the construction of high rated STC wall assemblies, this 5/8″ thick gypsum board consists of a layer of viscoelastic damping polymer sandwiched between two pieces of high density mold resistant gypsum board, providing constrained layer damping.