Acoustic insulation, or sound insulation as you might have heard it be called, is a special insulating material type that offers both soundproofing and thermal resistance. Thermal insulation also offers soundproofing up to some extent, but is obviously less effective than acoustic insulation. It is vice versa with acoustic insulation, as the thermal properties are less effective than regular thermal insulation.
The R-value is the factor that determines the efficiency of thermal insulation, however it is less important for acoustic insulation batts. The density of the insulation is the factor that determines the efficiency of acoustic batts. Something you may not know about insulation is that the material thickness doesn’t necessarily mean an increase or decrease in the density. So, a thin acoustic batt may have a higher density than a thick one.
Sound insulation is useful for homes in loud areas such as near highways and in industrial areas. Outside noise can often be quite disruptive and disturbing, therefore installing sound insulation will keep your home quiet and peaceful and creating a comfortable environment.
If you’re interested in learning more about acoustic insulation, check out our blog on soundproofing your home.
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