Supply Shopping Made Simple

Supply Shopping Made Simple

When you decide to renovate your home, you will have to go shopping for building supplies. The best place to find everything you need is the hardware store but you must have a scheme in mind so you don’t miss anything in the list.

To do that, you have to write down all the things you need. Since these will consistently come in different sizes, make sure that you do some measuring first and buy a little more than you did. If you are not sure how to do this, ask your contractor to help you out because they can only do their share of the work if the materials are available.

While some contractors can already offer you the building materials you need, it wouldn’t hurt to see how much they actually cost in the market because the contractor probably made some money by marking up some of these items.

With the list in hand, it is time to head down to the hardware store. So you don’t miss out on anything, go through each row slowly examining each product.

Building materials don’t sell by themselves given that there are different brands to choose from. If you are not sure about the material you are looking for, ask the sales clerk if you can get a few samples so you can bring it home and see if this will match with the overall look of the room that you are renovating.

You may have to buy a few since these are not handed out for free but like the old saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry.

There is a chance that some of the building materials you need may be more expensive in one store or it is not available. So before you buy, do …

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Soundproofing Foam – Materials Needed For Home Recording Studio

Soundproofing Foam - Materials Needed For Home Recording Studio

Today I will be discussing on how to retrieve the best sound for your acoustical space through sound absorption materials. Applying these tips will allow you to be able to receive the maximum clarity for your home recording studio.

First you must understand what STC is and how sound travels through materials. This will help with the decision on what materials are needed to get the best sound absorption. It will also control various frequencies for a clean recording. There are many absorption materials that you can buy to make this happen. The best materials that can be bought for an acoustical area are buying materials that have a NRC that is equal to or greater than 1. NTC stands for Noise Reduction Coefficient. This rates the materials ability to absorb sound. Absorption materials equal to or better than one receive the best results.

Often time it is not necessary to have materials that equal a 1 on the NTR scale. Your acoustical area may only require material that has a 50 percent STC. STC stands for Sound Transition Class. Sound absorption foam will control high frequencies and keep various sound reflections bouncing off the wall back into the microphone, creating what is known reverb or often thought of as echoes. When building a home studio it is important to receive the proper STC’s to get contain a controlled ambience of the area.

When putting together a live sound room it may be useful to use the Audimute sheets to keep sound tight in the room. These sheets come in multiple colors to match exactly what you are trying to do. Other elements that will benefit your acoustical space are materials that are often referred to as acoustic foam. This type of foam come in various shapes and sizes from …

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