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This viscoelastic compound reduces noise transfer from one room to the next by as much as 90 percent.
Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is a unique damping product that is ideal for new construction and renovation projects. It is the most popular and cost-effective soundproofing material on the market. The compound’s unique properties act as a damping material to dissipate the vibrations caused by sound waves as they travel through ceilings, walls and floors. Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is non-hazardous, environmentally-responsible, and has practically no odor.
Green Glue works by decoupling surfaces (see video 2) in other words mechanically separating two sides of a wall, allowing one side to vibrate independently from the other. When used in combination with professional building techniques Green Glue is one of the most effective products at isolating sound in a room and preventing it from traveling to other parts of a house or building.
Traditional decoupling techniques tend to work more effectively at higher sound frequencies, but are less effective at tackling the low frequencies. This is why using Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound as a complement to decoupling is an excellent strategy, because the compound is specially designed to prevent low frequency noise from traveling across partitions.
You need approximately 1 tube of Green Glue (828ml) per 1,5m2 of surface area.
A lot of people wonder how a simple layer of Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is so effective at dissipating noise. To understand the science behind the compound you need to understand a little about the energy of sound waves and how they travel.
Noise travels through the air like a wave or an airborne vibration. When these waves hit a ceiling or wall, the vibrations will pass through the structure and exit through the other side as sound again. That is, unless the structure is damped.
Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound has a unique polymeric formula that converts the mechanical energy from sound waves into small amounts of heat. When the compound is sandwiched between two rigid layers of material (like drywall), it forms a damping system. So, when sound waves pass through the structure, the energy is dissipated in the form of heat.
The result is dramatic - just one layer of Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound in between two sheets of drywall can eliminate up to 90 percent of noise, even at low frequencies. The diagram above illustrates how this damping system works to convert sound energy into heat and provide efficient noise-proofing.
APPLIES IN JUST MINUTES
- It takes just a few minutes to apply Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound to an average piece of drywall (or other rigid construction material). It’s easy to soundproof a room in one day, or less. For best results, cure time is seven days, and the Compound reaches its peak performance 30 days after application.
APPLICATION IS SIMPLE
- Whether you’re an experienced construction professional or a handy DIY kind of person, using Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is a cinch. All you need is a standard quart-sized calking gun to apply a layer of compound between two pieces of drywall or other construction material. It also cleans up easily with just soap and water.
- Independent lab tests prove that using Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound dissipates up to 90 percent of noise. Unlike other soundproofing products, Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is ideal for dissipating low frequency noise common with home entertainment and theater systems.