Why Batting Insulation Isn’t Effective

Stuffing your walls full of batting insulation may help isolate room temperature, but the treatment does nothing to block noise from bleeding from room to room.   Much like a pile of sponges can’t block flooding water, you need sandbags, the same holds true with block noise.   You need density, and fiberglass batting insulation stuffed between…

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Why Batting Insulation Doesn’t Work

Batting insulation is great for thermally separating temperatures on both sides of a common surface.   The old school of thought was that stuffing this same material between the studs in a wall or the joists in a common floor/ceiling assembly will also serve to sound insulate one room’s noise from the next.  Well, not so.   As we teach here on this website (see the Walls, Ceiling, Floor link to the left), your goal with sound

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