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What is Sound Deadening? Blog Feature
Amanda Emery

By: Amanda Emery on May 19th, 2021

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If you’re looking to make your home a little quieter, the word “soundproofing” is the first to come to mind.

To soundproof a home or a room means you plan to make that space entirely impervious to sound. That means you’re going to need acoustic panels, noise and isolation foams, sound barrier materials, and noise absorbers.

That’s a lot to go through when all you’re looking to do is reduce the amount of noise transmission into your home.

What you’re likely looking to do is dampen the sound, which can be done with certain insulations.

Here at RetroFoam, we have dozens of contractors who partner with us to provide injection foam insulation with sound deadening qualities. RetroFoam can reduce the noise in a home by up to 80 percent, depending on a few different factors.

Enough about us though, let’s talk a little more about what sound deadening is and how it works.

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What is Sound Dampening or Deadening?

You might hear the phrase “sound deadening” or “sound dampening” and be left to wonder what that means.

You know what soundproofing is, but what is sound dampening?

Sound dampening works differently from soundproofing as it doesn’t make a home or room 100 percent impervious to sound. Instead, sound dampening or sound deadening means sound transmission is reduced.

You’ll still hear some sound, but your space will be quieter.

Another thing to keep in mind is that sound dampening doesn’t require all of the materials that soundproofing does. In the long run, is sound dampening really worth it?

Sound Dampening Foam for Walls

Sound deadening foam, like RetroFoam, can be added to your existing walls to reduce noise from the outside and even from room to room.

Using sound deadening foam for walls can definitely be worth it because you’ll also be creating an air seal in your home. That air seal will work to make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient while also making it quieter.

The money you’ll save on monthly energy bills in your more peacefully quiet home makes it worth it as well.

A few other tips to help make your home quieter include some upgrades like adding acoustic curtains and double-pain windows to your home. Also, making sure the spaces around windows and doors are sealed can reduce the amount of noise in your home.

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About Amanda Emery

Amanda previously has worked as a breaking news and crime reporter, TV news producer, and editor. As a journalist, she has won several awards from The Society of Professional Journalists - Detroit Chapter and the Michigan Press Association. Amanda uses her experience as a journalist to write content that will help educate homeowners on foam insulation benefits. When Amanda isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband Chris, daughter Lilith-Maeve, and rescued huskies Danger and Wendigo. She also loves knitting, making art, and cooking.