Sound Absorption Through Acoustic Panels

Do your activities generate so much noise that your neighbors are beginning to consider you a nuisance and inviting police officers to your door on a daily basis? Then acoustic panels are the solution to your problems. Though it is easy to confuse acoustic panels with soundproofing, since both works to reduce sounds, but there are differences. While soundproofing works to block sounds especially sounds coming from outside, acoustic panels work to absorb sounds. Moreover, while sound proofing devices are installed within the walls, acoustic panels are mounted on the walls, or hung on a bracket. Acoustic panels can be moved from one position where it is less needed to an area of greater need.

These panels are aesthetically designed panels with beautifully looking finishes that are mounted in any environment where sound generation is somewhat above acceptable limits. They come in different fabric designs and colors that enhance the beauty of such places as home theaters, places of worship, conference halls, sports auditoriums and music studios. In music studios, they are used as bass traps to achieve clearer and better sound recording.

These types of panels absorb sound by passing it though their panels to the outside, and as the sound bounces back, it is re-absorbed. Though it is generally assumed that they will as a necessity be mounted inside an enclosed space, but these days, there are the all weather sound panels which are mounted outside to help in abating noise generated by such things as highway traffic passing through residential neighborhood, reducing heavy noise from a construction site, and controlling noise from a heavy generating plant.

Apart from noise absorption and control, these panels can also add to the beauty of the spaces they adorn, because they are finely designed to match the Ceiling Rafts interior decoration of the room. Certainly it is very easy to mistake as part of the interior decoration of a room, unless you have actually come in close contact with one before. Some panels come with art works that beautify the whole ambiance.

Acoustic panels come in various sizes ranging from 2′ x 2′ inches to 48′ x 120’inches. Besides, their prices are from 20 pounds and upwards depending on various factors such as thickness and quality of materials used. While there are various sizes for sale from suppliers, these can also be ordered to taste.

The main material used in building them is fiber glass; most home equipment shops and online stores provide materials for them. The technically savvy individual can also buy the materials used for constructing them, and assemble it in the comfort of his home, saving some dollars in the process.

If you have decided to build your own acoustic panel, then you should work on the principle that more is definitely better. Since the experts can accurately determine the best positions for placement and number of panels needed to optimally satisfy your needs, as an amateur, you should concentrate on having more panels, since more will not hurt anyone, rather your pocket, but definitely, they will be more effective.


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