Top Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
- I need to soundproof my room, what do I do?
- What options are there for quieting noisy pipes and air vents?
- I am setting up a home recording studio, where do I start?
There are many ways to soundproof a room, and contrary to what some blogs and forums say, stapling old egg cartons to your walls isn’t one of them – though it might give your walls a cool recycled look! To prevent sound from traveling from one room to another, you need to work with products that block noise from traveling through the drywall or wall studs. Some products you might want to look into are AudioSeal® Sound Barrier, Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound, and Resilient Sound Isolation Clips.
Noisy pipes and air vents can be a problem for all sorts of buildings. Regardless of whether you’re in an office or at home, noisy pipes can be a huge distraction and can prevent you from easily completing common tasks like talking on the phone. Acoustical Solutions supplies many products that can help, such as pipe and duct wrap and lag, as well as supply air returns that help reduce the amount of sound that travels from one room to the next.
Congratulations on your decision to set up a home recording studio! There are many products out there claiming to be a total solution for setting up a studio in your home and there are many ‘do-it-yourselfers’ who will claim they know the best way. Our advice is to read as much as you can about studio acoustics and talk with people who work in the industry.
To kick-off your reading, use our studio education resources and once you’re ready to talk to someone about your project needs, we would be happy to offer our advice.
- Are Acoustical Solutions products environmentally friendly?
- Can I order custom (non-rectangular or non-square) panels?
- Which of your products can be used outdoors?
At Acoustical Solutions, we care a great deal about the impact we have on our planet. We have worked diligently over the past decade to develop a comprehensive line of environmentally responsible products made with recycled content. Many of these acoustical products can help projects qualify for LEED® credits.
Yes, if you need panels in irregular shapes or sizes, we can almost always work with you to get your custom designed panels manufactured. Sometimes custom orders take longer to manufacture depending on the project, so if you have a custom project, it’s best to let us know as early as possible so we can make sure you have your panels when you need them.
Acoustical Solutions is proud to offer a wide selection of outdoor acoustical products ranging from outdoor acoustical wall panels, to vibration isolation products to sound-blocking walls for industrial, residential development and commercial use. Depending on your project needs, we can suggest a variety of products that may control the noise or improve the acoustics of your outdoor project.
- What are my shipping options?
- How long will it take for me to receive my order?
- Why does it cost so much to ship fabric?
- I have a limited budget, is there any hope?
If ordering from the website, we offer UPS Ground, as well as a few other options you can select from when checking out. Other shipping options are available when placing an order directly with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives. For more information on shipping options, or if you have a special shipping request, please call us at 1-800-782-5742.
Lead times for our products vary depending on the type of product. Many of our products can be ordered and received within a single week. However, the majority of our products require a 2–3-week lead time prior to shipping. We make every effort to ship your orders to you as soon as possible, but from time to time, some orders may require more than a 3-week lead time. If you have questions about an order, please call us at 1-800-782-5742 and we would be happy to assist you.
When fabric is trimmed to size and shipped, it is wrapped around a tube rather than folded, to avoid permanently creasing the fabric. The package is roughly 70 inches long, triggering an oversize surcharge with UPS of up to $20.50. This is in addition to other surcharges like residential delivery, fuel surcharges, etc., which can make shipping a yard of fabric cost over $50! It is more economical to order several yards at once as the difference in shipping cost between one yard and ten yards is small.
Don’t be frightened by budget constraints. Remember that if you’re using the right products and installing them correctly, a little can go a long way. Often, you can acoustically treat a space with a modest budget. If you have a limited budget, the best way for us to help you is to speak with you directly. Call us at 1-800-782-5742 to talk about your options.