If you are constantly being awaken or disturbed by footsteps, children or animals running, loud music, or talking noise in the unit above you or next to you, you are definitely not alone. Most of the calls and e-mails we receive are from people who are at their wits end trying to find relief from such noises. For years we have been using the most effective and innovative products and methods available to achieve maximum noise reduction. Soundproofing is the solution.
Soundproofing is an art and science all it’s own. In order to successfully deal with noise, it must first be understood. Finding out the type of noise it is, as well as how it travels into your home or office is very important. Almost as equally important is the knowledge of many products used for soundproofing. Some products work better than others, while some do not work at all. We have spent years perfecting the art of soundproofing and know the best products to use to meet your needs.
Most people know how sleep disturbances and interruptions negatively effect our mood, stress levels, and ability to concentrate at work, but even while we are not sleeping, noise can adversely effect your cardiovascular and mental health. Prolonged exposure to noise has been proven to cause hearing loss, increase in blood pressure, and increase stress levels. Noisy environments are not suitable living environments.
After properly assessing your home or office environment, we can provide you with honest answers and proven solutions. If you can’t change where you live, you can change how you live. We have helped thousands soundproof their homes, and in turn, improved thousands of lives in the process.
An array of options are available to effectively soundproof windows, ceilings, walls, and doors. After a proper assessment, we can pinpoint the option that best fits your needs and budget.
How much noise can be eliminated?
Using our methods, we are able to achieve up to 95% reduction of impact (footstep) noises, and up to 100% of airborne (stereo, tv, and talking) noise.
What is the correct approach to soundproofing a ceiling or wall?
The correct approach depends on what type of noise we are trying to reduce. The main reason you are hearing so much of your neighbors noise is due to the construction of your unit. There may be very little material separating you and your neighbor. Whatever materials that were used are rigidly connected together, this allows noise to easily enter your home. Think of noise as electricity. If there is a rigid connection from one unit to the other, the noise will have a path to travel from one unit to the other. Once we figure out how the noise is traveling we can determine the correct approach to soundproof your ceiling or wall.
How much does it cost?
Cost depends on the size of the area that needs soundproofing and the level of relief you desire. On average, a bedroom ceiling can be anywhere from 2-5k, larger areas like living room ceilings range from 5-10k. When we are done, all surfaces will be smooth and ready to paint. If you contact us with your measurements we will be happy to provide a quote free of charge.
Does insulation work?
Common belief is that insulation is the correct approach to soundproof ceilings and walls. When we first started, even we initially thought “soundproof” insulation was the way to go. After extensive testing and research, we have found that insulation has very little soundproofing value if any, and in some cases, insulation makes noise worse. For years we have been removing all types of insulation from blown-in, spray foam, and fiberglass. After the insulation has been removed we were able to correctly address the problem. Regardless of what they tell you, insulation contractors are NOT soundproofing contractors.
Benefits of Soundproofing
- Ability to sleep soundly through the night.
- Increase in overall cardiovascular and mental health.
- Better relations with neighbors.
- Increase in productivity at work.
- Increase in marketability of your property.
- Create a peaceful environment for your customers.
- Isolate a room or home for added privacy.
Reduce Noise by up to 95%
Flex Drywall Repair has been the leader in addressing the growing need for soundproofing in DC Area. While taking on projects big or small, we take a unique approach to solving the noise problems it creates. Throughout the process we stay focused on the many needs of the customer, while working thoroughly, neatly, and intelligently to achieve the best results possible. We deal with noises like the elevated rail, freight trains, roadways, noisy neighbors, sirens, and airplanes on a daily basis and provide custom soundproofing solutions for each.
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