Soundproofing…it’s more than likely the first word you think of when you are inside your home and you can hear the neighbor’s dog barking, the neighborhood kids playing outside, or the teenage driver whose car is in desperate need of a new muffler. Are you doomed? Absolutely not! RetroFoam is the BEST and affordable way to reduce those exterior noises.
RetroFoam’s acoustical properties decrease sound levels by a 45-50 dB reduction on average! You may be wondering, “What is the significance in a 45-50 dB reduction?” If you’re familiar with the ear protection that is used in shooting ranges, that protection gear has an average of 28-31 dB loss. When comparing the two, RetroFoam has a greater dB reduction by 38%!
The house is so quiet… it’s amazing! We can’t wait to reap the savings on our energy costs! We are very pleased! -- J. Dal Ponte, Centerville, IA
What is Sound Deadening?
A common misconception we often face is that insulation can soundproof your home. To make a structure soundproof means to create resistance to the passage of sound, resulting in stopping the sound completely. While insulation in general cannot soundproof your walls, it CAN deaden the sound. Here at RetroFoam we take pride in the fact that we can deaden that sound significantly!
Sound deadening reduces the vibration of volume or sound. In order to fully grasp the benefits of RetroFoam’s sound deadening abilities, we need to understand how sound travels.
According to GIK Acoustics in Atlanta, Georgia, sound travels in two ways — through the air and through structures. Airborne sound is quite simple to understand. Any holes or open air you have in a room are considered sound leaks–for example, outlets, HVAC ducting, electrical switches, etc.
When sound travels through structures, the sound then vibrates those structures as well as everything connected to them–walls, floors, duct work, etc. Those vibrations recreate the sound, resulting in a noisy home. However, RetroFoam can help transform your home into a quiet oasis with its sound deadening abilities.
RetroFoam: The Sound Solution
RetroFoam is an injection foam that is 60% closed cell which allows it to absorb a significant amount of sound energy as well as sound vibrations–reducing your noise level by up to 75%!
Whether you’re battling outdoor noise, an annoyingly loud dryer or dishwasher, or a combination of the two, RetroFoam Iowa is here to help!
If you are ready to start experiencing the sound deadening benefits of RetroFoam insulation then request a FREE estimate on our website or call us today!