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Soundproofing & Acoustic Insulation with Cellulose and SPF

Acoustic Insulation

Did you know that your friendly local installers of attic insulation in Goshen can also help you with studio soundproofing? Our polyurethane spray foam insulation provides great sound insulation for walls, especially when coupled with cellulose insulation layering. If you’re setting up a sound studio or need soundproofing from street noise, M.Y. Insulation has you covered! Give us a call at 574-536-0938 to talk acoustic insulation, or get in touch via our contact page for a project quote. 

The process of soundproofing is basically the same as regular insulation installation. If you’re in the middle of a new build or renovation, we can get right into the walls as they’re being built or exposed to provide spray foam or cellulose coverage. We may prefer to use cellulose in certain locations, or a combination of cellulose and spray foam, to provide the best acoustic dampening for your space.  

If you need to soundproof an existing room or space, our team will stop by to evaluate the area and make a plan. We’ll need to open the walls and get behind the drywall to properly insulate between studs. Depending on the degree of acoustic insulation needed, we may also need to open your flooring and ceiling to do the same. Cellulose insulation placed strategically throughout these building cavities provides the most effective sound barrier for a recording studio, quiet office space, or whatever you have planned. 

What is the Best Insulation for Soundproofing? 

Acoustic soundproofing can be achieved in a few ways, using different types of insulation. At M.Y. Insulation, we provide soundproofing and climate insulation using spray foam, cellulose, and injection foam. Each of these has specialized uses in our industry and can be used for a variety of projects.  

Polyurethane spray foam insulation boasts the highest R-value of any commercial insulation, but its ultra-dense structure isn’t always the best for soundproofing. Cellulose, a combination of recycled paper, cardboard and other fibers, has a less dense structure that allows it to capture reverberating sound waves more easily. We will commonly focus on installing cellulose insulation when soundproofing a space, however there are some areas where we may prefer to use spray foam or injection foam.  

Spray foam is applied as a liquid that quickly expands to fill a space, while injection foam does not expand upon application. Both types of foam are classified as “open-cell foam”, which means that they are semi-permeable and allow some degree of air movement within the foam itself. Normally, we use expanding spray foam to fill larger cavities in walls and flooring, while we use injection foam to fill odd, tough-to-reach nooks and crannies. Injection foam insulation is one of our most important tools in providing sound insulation for walls because it quickly seals corners and tiny passages where air and sound can sneak through.  

Get in Touch for an Acoustic Insulation Quote Today! 

M.Y. Insulation serves Michigan and Indiana for all your insulation needs. We look forward to working on your project! 

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