Why should I soundproof my home?



For many people, noise is generally accepted as an everyday inconvenience, but by affecting people’s daily routine, health and quality of life, it is vitally important to protect our acoustic comfort. Not only is noise often unwanted and disturbing, it can also affect our health and overall well-being affecting many aspects of our lives, from communication to sleep and concentration. According to the World Health Organisation, there are at least seven adverse health effects as a result of noise pollution, some of which can be severe. 

Soundproof for your health

Therefore, it isn’t surprising that noise pollution is an issue that needs to be more readily addressed to improve your health and well-being. This can be done in a  variety of ways, from turning off devices when they aren’t in use, to optimising the amount of silence you’re exposed to every day. Optimising silence in your property is very important and ultimately the most effective method to reduce noise pollution in your home, silence helps your body to relax, allowing you to think, concentrate and recharge your mind. By regularly exposing your body to silent periods, it can help to improve your well-being by reducing stress and improving sleep. Whilst relocating noise sources away from your living and sleeping space can help, soundproofing is often the most effective way to do this. Soundproofing will allow you to separate your home and allocate areas for noise and areas that will be used to wind down, whilst also being your solution to noisy neighbours, enabling you to perhaps work from home, or help the children sleep better. But what is the biggest advantage? Want to watch a film? But everyone else is asleep? With soundproofing, you no longer have to watch it on a ridiculously low and unenjoyable volume. By avoiding the dispersion of noise from room to room you can enjoy the film whilst the rest of your family sleep soundly! 

If you’re experiencing unwanted noise in your home, whether its due to a lovingly overcrowded family home, noisy neighbours or that relative that plays their musical instrument so beautifully… Soundproofing can help you to improve your life and health at the same time! What a bonus! Here at Screed Giant, we offer a wide range of acoustic solutions, however, if you’re unsure which is best for your job, why not give us a call on 0330 118 0952 to see how we can help!