7 Tools Necessary for Garage Soundproofing
When undertaking a garage soundproofing project, you will need the right tools. Here is a quick list of the most common soundproofing tools available on the market:
1. Soundproof Material
A dense foam material is often used for garage soundproofing purposes because it is widely available and easy to work with. The nature of the foam makes it is easy to cut to the correct size and to fit onto the walls and ceiling before it is glued into place.
2. Duct Tape
In addition to making use of glue in the process of garage soundproofing, duct tape can be used to seal the edges of the foam that you are attaching to the walls. This will also be useful to help you attach rags into any gaps around the garage door to muffle any sound. Duct tape will also be necessary for use in the event that you garage comprises windows or a skylight; it will enable you to fix the soundproofing material without causing damage to the glass.
3. Room Dividers
Fixing soundproof material to the garage door may not be sufficient to prevent all noise from drifting to the outside world, so a room divider should also be used. Garage soundproofing methods can be applied to the room divider before it is placed in front of the door to increase the sound insulating ability. This can also be achieved with the use of any items that are being stored in the garage. Line up boxes of stored items against the walls and doors to prevent sound from escaping.
4. Utility Knife
A utility knife will be needed to cut the foam and cardboard. The cardboard is used in the process of garage soundproofing.
The scissors must be sturdy enough to cut tough material. Also, a utility knife will enable you to be more precise and cut straight lines. After the correct dimensions are marked out, a straightedge can be laid into position so that you can carefully run the blade along the edge.
Thick cardboard is useful to cover windows and small areas that could prove awkward, such as skirting boards and the surround of the garage door. A utility knife can be used to cut it to size and it can be fixed in place with duct tape. Cardboard can be found in varying degrees of thickness that will enable you build up several layers.
6. Tape Measure
In order to ensure that the sound proofing method fits properly, a tape measure should be used to measure. This will ensure that you are not left with gaps around the edges of the soundproof material. Gaps, holes and missing material allows sound to escape.
You will also require glue to secure the soundproof material in place. You can find special glue at your local home improvement center. Choose a glue that is suitable for the wall’s surface. You will not be required to use a significant amount for each panel if you are also using duct tape.