This product is used extensively in new construction as well as remodeling projects as a means of blocking unwanted noise from shared wall and ceiling assemblies. It is also very effective in floor /ceiling assemblies to block out unwanted airborne noise such as loud TV’s , stereos, talking and other annoying airborne noises.
Mass Loaded vinyl comes in a 1 Lb version that has a standalone STC value of 27 STC points (STC stands for “Sound Transmission Class”) which equates to a decibel reduction of 27 dB. There is also a 2Lb version that has a standalone STC value of 32 STC. These STC values increase when you add batt insulation and 5/8” drywall.
Mass Loaded vinyl is easy to use and a very effective solution to many different noise issues. Mass loaded vinyl can also be used in outdoor application as a sound barrier between neighbor’s yards installed on fencing. Another outdoor use is for building an enclosure around an outside generator or AC unit making loud noise right outside your home.
Rolls comes in variety of sizes – our standard roll is 4′ x 10′ and costs $169.99