Quiet Is the Sound of a Well Insulated Home

Everyone knows insulating a home saves energy and makes for a more comfortable living environment. We have written here at the Greenest Insulation Blog about how effective cellulose insulation is in providing superior sound proofing in addition to energy-efficiency. Cellulose insulation can be used in the attics and exterior walls to deaden sound from the outside, and interior walls to minimize sound between rooms.

The best time to consider insulation and sound proofing is when a home is being constructed. For existing homes it can be more challenging. A recent article in the Columbus Dispatch provides an excellent recap from sound proofing experts on how to use cellulose insulation and other products to retrofit an older home.

Read more here and learn how to lower the energy bills, and the noise level, in an older home.

 

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  1. ROBERT WHITTIER says:

    WHAT IS THE POSITION OF THE INDUSTRY RE MOISTURE CONDENSATION IN A STRUCTURE IF THERE IS NO MOISTURE BARRIER; I. E. HOW DOES COMPRESSED CELLULOSIC RESIST MOISTURE CONDENSATION IN A WALL BUILT WITHOUT A MOISTURE BARRIER?

    • CIMA Admin says:

      CIMA, and its members, agree with literally every building scientist that prescriptive use of vapor retarders in building assemblies has been a serious mistake that has created more problems than it ever solved. Unless there are other factors to be considered, as when it is known interior RH will be well over 50% 24/7/365, e.g. in a conservatory or pool enclosure, vapor retarders should not be used expect in very cold climates. Some authorities set the threshhold at climate zone 6; others at 8,000 HDD, and a few at 9,000 HDD.

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