Mass Loaded Vinyl Soundproofing Rolls are now the industry standard for soundproofing.
The (MLV for short) is a high grade vinyl that is impregnated with barium salts and silica which give it mass. MLV is a product that was designed as a viable replacement for lead sheeting which as we all know is a hazardous material and very difficult to work with.
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This product is used extensively in new construction as well as remodeling projects as a means of blocking unwanted noise from shared wall and ceiling assemblies. It is also very effective in floor /ceiling assemblies to block out unwanted airborne noise such as loud TV’s , stereos, talking and other annoying airborne noises.
Mass Loaded vinyl comes in a 1 Lb version that has a standalone STC value of 27 STC points (STC stands for “Sound Transmission Class”) which equates to a decibel reduction of 27 dB. There is also a 2Lb version that has a standalone STC value of 32 STC. These STC values increase when you add batt insulation and 5/8” drywall.
Mass Loaded Vinyl is easy to apply to any wall or ceiling assembly and can add up to 30 decibels of reduction to these assemblies. Call the professionals at Soundproofing America, to learn how Mass Loaded vinyl can improve the soundproofing of your home, office or industrial space.
Mass Loaded vinyl is easy to use and a very effective solution to many different noise issues. Mass loaded vinyl can also be used in outdoor application as a sound barrier between neighbor's yards installed on fencing.