does it make a noticable noise difference?


Old 10-13-01, 05:55 PM
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How significant is the noise reduction if you insulate the ceiling in a basement? My drywall hanger said I should save my money, but I'm skeptical. I would think a little R-13 is going to make a noticable difference, but how would I know. Help me out please!
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Old 10-13-01, 08:24 PM
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R-11 will give you the same STC ratings as R-13, It will help some..It is not sound proofing by any means.. But it will make a noticable difference...Also by having the drain lines in the basement ceiling covered with R-11 unfaced batts it will cut down on the running water sound transfer..

If you do it yourself, the insulation should only be about 22 cents a square foot or so...

Are you building a new home?

Are you trying to sound a Video room in your basement?
Old 10-14-01, 08:46 AM
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thanks insulman

I'm just finishing the basement, but I appreciate the input. Menards had a sale on R-13 which made it the same price as the R-11. I will have a video room. Is there anything special I should do before the drywall is up, and other than the ceiling insulation? I already ran the wire for surround speakers.
Old 10-15-01, 02:42 AM
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The R-13 alone won't do alot for blocking sound from a surround sound speaker system... The low frequencies are hard to stop...

check out this site for some detailed information on sound control....

really depends how much you want to invest as to what can be done..

Good Luck

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