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Jul162010

Sanctuary Soundproofing

Premium Acoustics For Your House of Worship

Premium sound quality within a sanctuary or house of worship is a must.   If the congregation is unable to discern the spoken word, attendance will decline over time.  Echoes that distort the worship space cause background noise that blurs original sound signals.  Music becomes distorted, speech is difficult to understand, and the worship experience is threatened.  The goal with your soundproofing treatment in a sanctuary is to lower the levels of excessive noise by capturing and converting the unwanted sound wave reflections from the space.   The application targets the installation of a set of sound panels designed to correct the acoustics in the room, lowering the level of echo, and raising back the clarity to original sound.   As a result, the spoken word is crisp and understood, choirs sound awesome, musical instruments play to perfect pitch harmonies.   Whether your service is traditional or contemporary, from organ to base guitars and live drums, NetWell Noise Control is able to produce the premium sound quality for your worship services that you are seeking.   You are here on this page because you need help with your sound issues in your church, we offer you 25 years of experience that we are able to replicate for your space.   Welcome.

Soundproofing Treatment
 

By introducing a set of decorative, fire rated wall or ceiling sound panels into an Sanctuary, both the sound reflections and their reverberations within the room can be better controlled to deliver premium quality sound.   Reverberating sound waves within the sanctuary can be captured by Fabric Panels or Ceiling Clouds.   These are decorative cloth wrapped sound boards that we will cut to the size/color as you wish to be anchored mechanically around the perimeter of your sanctuary.  With a free Room Analysis of your space, we will be able to calculate for you the square footage you should be targeting based on the size, shape and surface textures of your sanctuary.   Panel location is regardless so long as the right amount of material is shipped to your project site.    Most of our projects for a church are retrofitting to an existing space, all we need to know is how big your room is, and what your walls, ceiling and floor are made of.    The sound panels are decorative, durable, class A fire rated, portable, and easy to self install.

The upgrade to the solid color cloth wrapped sound panels for your sanctuary is to have us print graphics onto the face of the panels.   Imagine giant murals printed with the images, graphics, logos and more from your church, or from Shutterstock's library of 17 million images.  Yes we are licensed with Shutterstock, your sound panels can brand your space for visual appeal as well as the acoustics you are seeking.   For more questions related to our PicturePanels option, contact our help desk at 1-800-638-9355.

 

Acoustic Results

Once your sound panels are installed, your echoes will collapse within 2 seconds inside your sanctuary.   This is the threshold for human ear, and what our Room Analysis is based on when we determine square footage appropriate for your space.   With the background noise under control, greater clarity to original sound is produced.   Better speech quality, better harmonies with music, organ, choir and live band.   Your house of worship will sound awesome, the acoustics will be at a premium level of sound quality, and even the senior citizens in the congregation will thank you for making the investment in your space.    This feedback we hear over and over again through the years, we look forward to replicating for your House of Worship what we have done for countless others before you.

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Additional Soundproofing Tips for Your Sanctuary

While most of the soundproofing treatments that NetWell supplies to a church are for existing spaces that we retrofit, some churches contact us for help in their design stage of a new build.   We always recommend an auditorium shaped space, with fan shaped walls, angled floors and ceilings, as these non parallel surfaces will help to break up standing sound waves and deliver more balance to the sound signals no matter where you are seated in the congregation.

But most clients call with an existing, finished sanctuary space, and simply suffer from poor room acoustics.  The treatment is as described above, easy to calculate, the sound panels can be cut to the size/shape/color you like, and placed as you wish around the perimeter of your room.   If you have a live band in a contemporary service, go with 2" thick panels to better absorb the low base frequencies, and place some panels behind their band area, and the balance of the panels along the back wall and side walls as you are able.   Again, once the right amount of material has been shipped to your church, the placement becomes more or less a moot point, so long as you even spread them out around your room as best you are able.

Some contemporary services like to set their drums inside one of our drum booths to help curb the excessive drum noise.   If you have a balcony to the rear of your church, the sound panels will work there just as well, the front facia of the balcony is often a target space for panel placement.   If your walls are mostly stain glass, no worries.  Panels can be placed above them, or along the back wall.   It is a good idea to not target panel placement for down low on your walls, keep them up and out of the traffic patterns of the general public.

To determine the amount of material you need for your treatment, contact NetWell's help desk at 1-800-638-9355 or complete our Room Analysis Worksheet.