On a recent quest to better soundproof a room, I stumbled upon Green Glue soundproofing. Green glue is used between two sheets of common drywall or subflooring materials and can be used in walls, ceilings and floors. I would wow you with my scientific analysis of Green Glue, but the company that makes it beat me to it! Their web site is chock full of independently conducted scientific analysis about how useful Green Glue is for soundproofing. My summary of those tests: Green Glue works. I used Green Glue on both doubled-up ceilings and walls. While I was not able to do a before and after or actual sound testing, subjectively, the room seems quieter and less prone to low frequency noise. The laminated, but not double paned windows in the room are my weak link in the soundproofing. If the room was windowless, my guess is the green glue would really have worked wonders. A couple application notes: Don’t let your tubes get wet- some moisture snuck into one box and destroyed several of the cardboard tubes it comes in. That was definitely user storage error. Green Glue applies quickly and easily. It’s viscosity allows it to be applied (with a large sized caulking gun) much more easily than applying typical caulk for example. It squeezes out fast, which leads me to my next point. It is sticky stuff (thus the “glue” part of the name), so try to keep it off anything you wouldn’t want glue stuck to. It’s easy to get carried away creating modern Green Glue art on your drywall sheets. If you clean it right away, it’s much easier than trying to remove it dry. Green Glue is sold in cases of 12 tubes for about $180 per case. The Green Glue Company web site is also a wonderful resource for soundproofing in general. Green Glue can be ordered through Amazon for about $170 a case including shipping.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.
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