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How to Build Sound Panels for Better Acoustics
When looking for a better sound experience in your home theater, music room, office or anywhere else around your home, sound panels made from ROXUL COMFORTBOARD™ IS can help. Sound panels can help reduce echo, reverberation, sound reflections and background noise within the space they are installed resulting in improved clarity and better sound quality. COMFORTBOARD™ IS is ideal because its high density, non-directional fibers help absorb sound waves and reduce the intensity and propagation of noise.
Get the Right Fit with ROXUL
See why ROXUL Insulation is the superior choice for your next home insulation project! It's so easy to install! With its dense structure, you can make straight, clean cuts to fit around piping, drain pipes, electrical boxes and non-standard stud spacing for optimal thermal performance.
How to Soundproof a Home Theatre Room
In a typical home theatre renovation, ROXUL SAFE‘n’SOUND® plays an important role in the acoustical treatment of a media room. When combined with resilient channel and two layers of gypsum wall board, ROXUL SAFE‘n’SOUND®can help you achieve a quiet home experience and help prevent unwanted noise from traveling to other parts of the home. ROXUL products are created slightly oversized to fit neatly and snugly into a wall cavity. It won't slip or slump like other insulations, and will maintain it’s acoustical effectiveness over time.
How To Insulate an Above Grade Exterior Wall
Insulate an exterior wall to its maximum R-value, which will be determined by the thickness of the studs. If your walls are constructed with 2 x 6 studs, then use ROXUL COMFORTBATT® R22 or R24, as the batts will fit snugly into the cavity.
How To Insulate the Interior Side of a Foundation Basement Wall
To reduce overall heating and cooling costs, insulate your interior basement foundation walls by installing a combination of two ROXUL insulation products: COMFORTBOARD™ IS (insulation sheathing) and COMFORTBATT® (thermal insulation).
How To Insulate a Basement Header
Insulating the basement header is an often forgotten part of a home renovation project. A header refers to the typical 8-inch gap between the top of the basement's concrete wall and floor above. When left exposed, the header space can cause drafts and make your furnace work harder.
How To Insulate Attics with ROXUL COMFORTBATT® Thermal Insulation
If you want to increase your home comfort and save energy all year round, start by reducing heat loss through your attic, which is probably the most cost-effective place to add insulation.
How To Insulate a Floor Over an Unheated Space
If you have a porch that you want to turn into a living space, or a cottage floor that is too cold for bare feet, you can insulate the underside with ROXUL COMFORTBATT® R28 or R32, and for extra protection, ROXUL COMFORTBOARDTM IS. Insulating the exposed floor will stop air and moisture from getting in, and in the case of a cottage, it will make the room more comfortable, reduce the incidence of frozen pipes and help eliminate condensation and mold growth problems.
How To Soundproof Around Pot Lights or Recessed Lighting
When insulating around pot lights, keep in mind that this type of lighting generally falls into two categories: IC-rated and non-IC-rated. IC-rated refers to "insulation contact" and means the insulation can be in direct contact with the light's hot metal housing. Most IC-rated housings can take a maximum 75-watt bulb.
How To Soundproof Ceilings Between Floors
For sound control between the floors of your home, include insulating the ceiling as part of your renovation plans. Properly insulating your ceilings with ROXUL SAFE'n'SOUND® will reduce the sound transmission of footsteps, voices and other sounds.
How To Soundproof an Interior Partition Wall
With life getting louder around the home – more televisions, computers, video games, cell phones – soundproofing is becoming a must-have requirement. ROXUL SAFE'n'SOUND® semi-rigid batts can be easily installed in all interior walls to more effectively reduce airflow and reduce sound transmission. Adding ROXUL SAFE'n'SOUND® insulation to your interior walls and ceiling can also improve the resell value of your home.