About Your Noise
Ceiling soundproofing projects aim to target the control of noise bleeding in or out of a room through a ceiling system. This could be sound transmitting through a common floor/ceiling assembly, from upstairs to down, or downstairs to up, or it could be targeting the elimination of noise bleeding from room to room through an open plenum ceiling tile system. In any case, the goal is to produce more privacy within the room, and more protection against the bleed of the noise in or out of the room. If you are wondering how to soundproof a residential ceiling, welcome to your sound solution!
Density + Disconnection.
Your goal with your Ceiling soundproofing treatment is to force a break in your connection points to the floor up above, line your ceiling with additional weight, and force the collapse of up to 80% of your transmitting noise. There is a layering system that is available to you that can deliver the sound protection you seek. The acoustic treatment targets both the density and the disconnection you need in your formula. The density portion of your project delivers to your project site in the name of our mass loaded vinyl called dB-Bloc. This is an ultra thin, ultra dense sound barrier membrane that impedes vibration. Tack it direct to your ceiling. The disconnection portion of your project comes in the form of a channel system that easily anchors over the dB-Bloc to prepare for a new finished drywall surface. See demo below.
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Demo: dB-Bloc + Disconnection
dB-Bloc & Your Ceiling
Whether your ceiling is a finished ceiling, or you are in a new build or remodel mode, if your goal is to put a drywall finished ceiling system in place, your goal is twofold. For soundproofing a ceiling, first layer dB-Bloc direct to your existing surface, whether that’s finished drywall or exposed joists, and second, install a set of furring strips across the ceiling to force a break in the connection points from down stairs to up. This combination of “density + disconnection” will combine to help force the collapse your noise leak from either direction.
While the dB-Bloc component to your assembly will deliver the density you need in your layering sequence, the disconnection component presents some choices for you. NetWell does not sell the resilient channel systems, as these you can pick up from your local contractor who will be performing the installation. One upgrade to consider, however, is the use of our RSIC Clips to help produce a stronger break in the contact point over a standard resilient channel. RSIC Clips would anchor to your ceiling once the dB-Bloc is installed, and then a set of hat channels are snapped into the RSIC Clips, with new drywall then anchor to your hat channels.
Why We Love dB-Bloc
dB-Bloc has been a staple acoustic product for Netwell Noise Control clients for more than 25 years. The density of this ultra thin membrane will aid in deadening the resonance of your structure, impeding sound wave transfer, and protecting one adjoining space from another. We ship the product in 54″ x 30′ rolls. Note each roll will weigh close to 150 pounds, so anchoring into your ceiling will require cutting the barrier into manageable lengths as you install it.
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Drop Grid Ceiling System?
If your ceiling is not a drywall finished surface, but instead a drop grid ceiling tile system, the treatment is super easy. By definition, the ceiling is already disconnected as it is floating off the structure of the building. The missing component is density. NetWell offers a specific product for this application called a Ceiling Cap. Order them in either 2’x2′ or 2’x4′ panels, and simply rest them atop your existing ceiling tiles to help place an acoustic “lid” over the top of the room. This combats noise that would other wise transfer easily in either direction through your ceiling tile system.See Ceiling Caps 1-800-638-9355
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