Does QuietRock Really Work?

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Does Quietrock really work?Considering QuietRock for your home? Soundproofing is necessary for certain establishments like theatres and studios, but sometimes soundproof walls are needed at home too. Basically, you can use two methods of soundproofing. You can either install multi-layered drywall fixtures or make use of modern sound dampening products.

QuietRock is just one of the many brands that make use of emerging sound-dampening technology. And so far, it is also one of the most popular too.

QuietRock sheets can be installed just like regular drywall products. However, when you tap on these sheets, you will notice that there is no resonance and reverberation. The company behind the QuietRock product is called Serious Materials, and it has a good reputation among home builders and construction workers.

The Claim
QuietRock claims to be the “lowest cost noise reduction wall panel on the market.” By just using a single sheet of it you are guaranteed a soundproof wall. And these wall panels are easy to install too, as they can be cut just like standard drywall panels with a utility knife. These walls offer sound absorption and dampening to soundproof a particular area or room.

The Hype
With its high STC ratings, QuietRock wall panels have become in demand for the construction of studios, theatres, and soundproof rooms. According to the maker of these materials, you can save money by installing just one layer of wall panel instead of several sheets to make a particular room soundproof and noise-free.

The Cost
There are different types and models of QuietRock wall panels. The standard type of sheet costs around $50 or so. On the other hand, a single sheet of ordinary drywall panel costs around $30. As you can see, QuietRock costs almost twice as much as ordinary wall panels. However, you may need to install 8 layers of these ordinary panels to make a particular room soundproof. If you’ve got two bedrooms that share a wall, it might be worth the cost to have peace and quiet and not hear every little sound that comes from the room.

The Commitment
QuietRock wall panels can either be installed directly or indirectly on studs. However, to make the soundproofing quality work, there should be some kind of framing installed behind the wall. Note that if you install QuietRock on any surface that doesn’t have framing or studs, the soundproofing quality will not work. It is therefore advised that you hire a knowledgeable contractor to do the job, as this type of wall panel has special prerequisites in order to work.

The QuietRock product is really good. However, it can be quite expensive if you compare it with ordinary wall panels. But as long as you follow the right procedures on its installation, you can be sure that the system can be very effective. There are also different models of QuietRock to choose from, so you can actually go for the type that your budget allows.

If you get the model #525, it can take the place of 8 layers of standard drywall panels. Besides, there are a lot of disadvantages to installing multi-layered walls. Aside from the added expense (material and labor costs), you will also be putting too much weight on the walls. And you will also lose some of the available space in a particular room.

Does QuietRock Really Work?

Yes, QuietRock wall panels work amazingly if you follow the proper steps during installation. It works effectively for soundproofing and it also works in saving you money. You see, these panels may seem to be expensive when compared to ordinary wall panels. However, if you need to install multiple layers of standard wall panels in order to make a room soundproof, you will need to spend on glue, sealers, and even labor. And that will add up to a lot of money and a lot of time as well.

Plus, normal drywall doesn’t have much in the way of soundproofing. If you have a smaller home with everyone living right next to each other, you can have a feeling of privacy by having soundproofed walls. It’s a way to have a seemingly bigger house without the extra size.

Our Recommendation
We highly recommend QuietRock wall panels for your home, studios, or any room that you want soundproofed. It’s very effective and it works just like it was advertised to work. Its claim of having the lowest cost in noise reduction system is based on modern technology and the walls can really absorb and dampen sounds. So even if the prices of these wall panels are 2 or 3 times higher than standard wall panels, it’s still worth the money as it is 8 times more effective.

What Do You Think? Does QuietRock Really Work?

340 Customer Reviews on “Does QuietRock Really Work?

  1. Hi, my family and I are trying to get rid of the bar music sound. They are our neighbors. The law is not stopping them from the loud music. It gets hard trying to sleep. Will this sheet rock stop this noise?

    Shirley Coker

  2. thanks for the info, looks like cost wise it is not very efficient, or at least you may find better options with same amount of money you spend.

  3. My furnace is located in a hall closet next to the living room. If I put some quietrock on the adjoing wall will it help muffle some furnace noise?

  4. I had this installed on a party wall in my home and it is amazing! I only wish I did the rest of the house with it but my budget was tight. I could hear everything my neighbor did in his home and now I can’t hear him at all. I only used it in the living room and bedrooms. The other parts of our house we used two layers of gypsum with GreenGlue and their is no comparison between the walls. QuietRock wins hands down. For the people who say is doesn’t work your installer either installed another product or installed it incorrectly. This is a no brainer for me. I found this video on YouTube that is really helpful if you need some help on the installation:

  5. I live in a prewar apartment building. A new neighbor has moved in with 2 puppies that contusion drop or drag things across the floor and he keeps his tv at a volume of 65 that vibrates my ceilings. My contractor mentioned QR. anyone have experience with this type of issue and using QR.

  6. The product does what is states is does. However, as many comments have pointed out, executing total sound isolation is difficult, especially in residential retrofit situations. Here are a few weak points: doors and windows!, HVAC ducts, and not sealing every last crack and crevasse. Sound is like water. It will go everywhere water would go if you can imagine an environment where water flows up and in any direction.

    For those of you dealing with ceilings, that’s a complex art and yet solvable. email me to discuss further.

    1. Hi Don, I was considering installing QuietRock on my ceiling but am now thinking that it might be a mistake to spend the extra money. What I’m after is sound proofing (or dampening as much as possible) the walking thuds and creaks on the hardwood floor above my ceiling. I’m reading that QuietRock is good for air sounds like talking or TV noise but not so good for the low frequency sounds of walking on hardwood floors or creaking. Can you opine on this some more. If I’m only interested in these types of low frequency contact sounds (not air sounds) wouldn’t 5/8″ of regular gypsum be just as good and much cheaper? BTW, My ceiling is a 2″x10″ and I’ve already installed 6″ of Roxul insulation. Just the Roxul seems to eliminate much of the air sounds like TV or talking. Thanks in advance.

  7. I live in a 1 one bedroom apt and neighbor above me is really noisy. How can quite rock be installed on the ceiling to reduce noise? Please help!

  8. I installed the quietrock 5/8 ez-snap product and it worked for me. Cut down the noise from my next door neighbor tremendously. If you use this product you have to use the sealants quiet seal pro, and quiet putty. In addtion, I used roxul safe ‘n’ sound insulation. Now when they’re playing music next door I can’t hear them.

  9. Hello! Thanks for all of the input.

    It is really helpful.

    I live in an apartment that the upstairs tenants make hard loud crackling and sharp popping noise from walking with hard heel shoes and dropping things. I just need one bedroom ceiling 144 sq feet (12’x12′)treated.

    I have read in the comments where quietrock won’t block structural noise or vibrations. But I just want the noise dampened and reduced so I can sleep. I am a night owl. I sleep wearing a pair of Bose Q20 noise cancelling earbuds that block bass and thumps, but the sharp pops get through.

    The apartments are actually very soundproof but these neighbors are noisey.

    I have a 9 foot ceiling. Would a layer of Quietrock added over the existing ceiling reduce the noise.

    Thank you for any help.

  10. Roy,

    What is barely mentioned here is that often the real issue is the low frequency sounds. The bass – rumble – thump … however you experience it, is extremely difficult to mitigate because the “sound” (some below audible levels) travels through solids and the low frequency waves have much more energy than the higher frequencies. This is why you hear (and/or feel) the neighbor’s bass from their sound system but not the higher notes. Often the audio source in your neighbor’s house seems somewhat moderate to them, but the walls of your house act like a “drum” to make it worse. Trucks roaring by cause similar vibrations. These wall systems are not designed for that.
    Extreme measures are necessary to reduce this transmission. Thick concrete walls may help. A super engineered “room in room” may help. I am NOT an expert, just a long time sufferer who has done a lot of research. Sell the house. That will be your least expensive solution. But beware – with the power of current sound systems, someone in your new neighborhood will be creating the same problem for you.
    Best wishes, noise rules in our society.

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