Soundproofing plays a significant part in the composition of a house and is used to ensure the quality of life and tranquillity of its residents. There are obvious signs to a poorly soundproofed house: noise coming from the neighbours, noise perceived from inside and coming from nearby stores or bars or other sources (airports, construction work, etc.). Fortunately, there are new soundproofing products and techniques available on the market that will help reduce noise pollution.
Noise polluting environments
In the Greater Montreal area, some neighbourhoods are located near sources of highly unwanted noise pollution. As a result, homeowners choose to install high-quality acoustic insulation so that residents are less affected by the noise, thus increasing the value of the property.
Airports and air corridors
Residential and commercial areas near airports like Dorval and Mirabel are among those most affected by excessive sound levels. It is therefore crucial for neighbouring properties to have the right soundproofing.
Houses near major highways often record noise levels above 65 decibels, which the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports considers to be a major noise nuisance.
The presence of large construction sites can undermine residents' quality of life and tranquillity. No matter if the building site is of medium or long duration (i.e. Turcot interchange site), acoustic insulation can bring back quietness to your home.
Do office spaces need soundproofing?
Whether you're working from home or owning a business, sound insulation can reduce many irritants, such as ringing tone sounds, conversations between co-workers in another room, and so on. Commercial acoustic insulation can be a solution to noise problems and for improving concentration and quietness in the office.
Materials used for soundproofing
Many materials keep irritating noise levels down. Cellulose soundproofing is the best choice. Once compacted, its high density allows it to absorb noise. Fiberglass mat insulation is another commonly used solution that boasts good performance. Both materials ensure noise reduction and are made from recycled and environmentally friendly materials.
Soundproofing is an essential component of insulation to ensure the tranquillity of your home. Contact the specialists at Isolation Multi-Services for your free quote.
Acoustic insulation for new buildings
When building your home, call on our trained experts to install the right thermal insulation and soundproofing for your property. The materials are installed on ceilings, floors and walls for maximum comfort. New construction soundproofing should come before installing gypsum.
Soundproofing for existing buildings
In the greater Montreal area, several buildings were built at the beginning of the last century. Buildings located in the Old Port, on the Plateau-Mont-Royal or downtown as well as ancestral homes in the Montérégie and on the North Shore often face noise problems. Isolation Multi-Services has unrivalled expertise in the soundproofing of existing walls and ceilings.
Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to insulate existing walls and ceilings by drilling 3-inch diameter holes in gypsum. Once the sound-absorbing product is added, the gypsum washers can be replaced, and the wall can be plastered.