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jim003

11:47AM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 03/06/05
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Hope somebody can solve this for me!

I recently purchased a 24yr old home that has a bedroom over the garage. The bedroom is not entirely over the garage but approx 4'L x 12'W x 4'H of it is. My garage is pretty big and is open right up to the roof slant so there is no insulation between the roof and the garage floor.

The garage door opener isn't directly under the bedroom, but approximately 3 to 4 feet away.

The problem is that you can hear the garage door open and close and possibly feel a slight vibration. It's not extremely loud but I'm planning on using that as a child's bedroom.

How can I sound proof the bedroom? I thought about soundproofing from the underneath of the bedroom as I have access to it from the garage. I thought about adding some soundproofing boards around the exposed areas by screwing them into the existing drywall and frame. I was then planning on re-drywalling it afterwards to create 3 layers under the room - drywall, soundproof board, drywall.

Is this a good idea?

Please help as I'm currently doing the renos to the home and would like to get this done soon.

bravey

05:16AM | 03/09/05
Member Since: 06/23/04
162 lifetime posts
One of the most effective vibration/sound reductions I have seen for this problem is to isolate the door opener from the ceiling with vibration isolators made for hanging air handling units and isolate the track from the wall over the garage door with a rubber pad made for placement under air conditiong units (still uses bolts but with rubber washers). I believe that I saw this on a This Old House program last year.

Regards

bravey

05:17AM | 03/09/05
Member Since: 06/23/04
162 lifetime posts
One of the most effective vibration/sound reductions I have seen for this problem is to isolate the door opener from the ceiling with vibration isolators made for hanging air handling units and isolate the track from the wall over the garage door with a rubber pad made for placement under air conditiong units (still uses bolts but with rubber washers). I believe that I saw this on a This Old House program last year.

Regards

sound1829

07:31AM | 12/05/08
Member Since: 10/23/08
4 lifetime posts
There are a couple of options for this application. You can approach this from the ceiling below and the product that I would suggest is Green Glue. I work for Acoustical Solutions, Inc. and this is a newer product on the market which does a great job with impact as well as airborne noise. It is a sealant that goes between two layers of drywall, subflooring or other building materials. It is used in a variety of applications – home theaters, recording studios, homes, etc..

The other way to approach this is from the room above. You can use a floor underlayment which is made from recycled tires and sound barrier which is environmentally friendly. It can be used on subflooring, concrete flooring, engineered flooring, glue down system. This product works great for both vibrational, structural and airborne noises.

-Donnie, Acoustical Solutions, Inc.
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