Message Boards

Guidelines
  • 1) Before posting a message, please be sure you are in the appropriate category.
  • 2) No advertising is allowed on HGTVPro's Message Boards.
  • 3) Off-topic and off-color postings will be deleted at our discretion.
  • 4) Please be nice. No name calling, personal attacks or flaming.
  • 5) Posts containing certain words will trigger moderation of the post, whether words are contained in the post or in the signature line. These words mostly cover political and religious topics, which are TOTALLY off the topic covered by HGTVPro.
    boards.hgtvremodels.com    HGTVRemodels Message Boards  Hop To Forum Categories  Best Practices  Hop To Forums  Insulation    Sound deadening properties?
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Sound deadening properties?
 Login/Join 
posted
Hello

Does anyone know where I can find the STC of standard fiberglass insulation vs. rockwool?

Thank You
 
Posts: 16 | Location: Long Island | Registered: 27 August 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posted Hide Post
My best suggestion is to try manufacturers# web sites, but you may have to ask, since neither product is designed specifically for reduction of sound transmission.

Seat-of-the-pants guess is there won't be a dime's worth of differenece.


Architect (NY) and Home Designer (PA)
 
Posts: 2870 | Location: Tobyhanna, PA | Registered: 24 October 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posted Hide Post
As Richard suggested, batt insulation, contrary to manufacturers claims are not designed for sound deadening. There are several manufacturers who produce sound deadening products.

Knight-Celotex sells a sound deadening fiberboard panel that can acheive stc ratings of over 60 in certain wall systems.

Homasote also sells a similar board that performs equally.

Of these two, Celotex's SoundStop is much more affordable than the Homasote 440 board. Both boards are also great for retrofit applications.
 
Posts: 1 | Registered: 10 January 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

    boards.hgtvremodels.com    HGTVRemodels Message Boards  Hop To Forum Categories  Best Practices  Hop To Forums  Insulation    Sound deadening properties?