The Benefits of an Effective Sound Barrier
Noise is all around us. In the home it may be the air conditioner or the washing machine, outside it may be construction, heavy traffic or other activities. Over time we become accustomed to sounds but, when eating out, attending a meeting, trying to work or have other activities, it is something that can be annoying and distracting.
Today, we have reflective and acoustic absorption sound barriers. The reflective barrier reflects sound while the absorption barrier absorbs it. Making the right choice of sound barrier can result in a quiet area in which to work or do business.
A reflective barrier and an absorption sound barrier are classified under NCR ratings. A NCR rating of ‘0’ or a ‘1’ rating means that 100% of the noise is reflected. A rating of .85, or greater, indicates a good sound barrier. This rating determines if you will have partial or complete elimination of outside noises.
For many years brick, concrete and other masonry materials have been used as a partial reflective sound barrier. However, today many businesses are using a fully-absorptive barrier which completely eliminates noise. This is obviously the product of choice for office buildings, hospitals and other locations that need to eliminate outdoor noise distraction.
Studies have found that noise can cause health problems. These include things such as ulcers, heartburn, irritability, migraine headaches, etc. This is makes it extremely important for a company that has employees and customers to eliminate the stress of this distraction.
Being able to stay focused when studying, working or completing a business transaction requires concentration. This is impossible when there is outside noise. This is why many libraries and other locations have found the advantage of installing an effective absorption noise barrier that will eliminate this problem.
Employees are unable to work efficiently when there are outside distractions to contend with. When there is only the noise of surrounding activity, such as a copier, they are able to concentrate on the project they are working on. This produces better productivity with less errors.
Business offices have long realized the benefits of having a sound reflecting materials for their clients. This allows for complicated matters to be handled quietly without the stress of unwanted noise. Whether conferring with a lawyer, doctor, therapist or other professional it is important to concentrate on the matter at hand.
Large businesses, who depend on customer purchases, find that having their establishment welcome them with controlled air conditioning and quiet surroundings increases their business and their income. Each project requires a special design to be sure it effectively creates a complete sound barrier. Designing, engineering, drafting and installation expertise is required to achieve the desired result.
A leader in the field, SoundWalls.Com takes a personal interest in each sound barrier project from the original inspection to the final installation. The very best sound materials are used to ensure that each location has the peace and quiet that increases both employee expertise and customer satisfaction. This is what makes for an enjoyable experience by everyone involved.