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How to soundproof your home

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What's the first step in sound proofing your home? Finding which rooms have the least amount of sound resistance.
To do this, make sure everyone is out of the house, unplug all electronics and close all doors and windows. Take a quick walk through your house and pause for a few moments in each room to evaluate which ones are the noisiest. Now consider if you're installing a media room or teenage recreational room where volumes will be blasting on TV's and stereos.
With this information, you should have a good idea of where you need to soundproof and create barriers against noise. Here are some tips to help you achieve the optimal result of peace and quiet:
Once you've selected the best soundproofing method, implement it and enjoy the bliss of silence throughout your home.