If you are reading this blog post there is a good chance that you have been considering picking up the phone and connecting with a trustworthy contractor capable of bringing your home improvement dreams to life. If those dreams happen to require the need for drywall installation, then you have come to the right place.
To make sure your drywall needs are met, some vital information is required to ensure we are able to provide you with the appropriate service keeping within the designated budget you have determined for this project.
Typically, we will require you to provide us with a copy of your construction plans or drawings (to do the takeoffs) and it is important for you to let us know at what stage of construction your project is currently in. This information will allow us to look into the specifications and codes determined by the municipality for which you reside. For example, will your project require the installation of fire-rated drywall or will your walls need to be soundproofed?
When you have provided us with the necessary information, we will arrange a suitable time to meet on site and will then compare the structural drawings to the current framing of your home or office. After surveying the location and measuring the scope of your project we will provide you with an estimate free of charge.
Once you have decided on a start date, our dedicated team of general contractors, builders and property managers will work hard to ensure that your project is brought to life.
To set up you initial consultation or to inquire about your drywall needs, please call us at 647-693-9936 or feel free to visit us at drywalltaping.ca
We all want to have a quite bedroom without noise from our lovely neighbours. Bailey Metal Products Ltd today came up with new and improved bailey rc plus resilient channels that can reduce sound transfer form one area to another with minimal use of space. If you are drywall contractor that looking to build a soundproof wall you should follow the link below to see instructions on how to build a proper soundproof wall. If you are a home owner and would like to hire drywall company to do the work, you can call or email us and we will provide you with a free of charge quote and we can defiantly build it for you.
from here: http://www.bmp-group.com/docs/default-source/resource-library-literature/rc-plus-feature-sell-sheet.pdf?sfvrsn=0
Drywall installation has no differences in winter and summer time. The delivery of materials doesn’t make a big difference either. However most drywall contractors I talk to in Toronto know that taping, mudding and sanding take way longer in the winter than usually in the summer. The best and the fastest way for the mud to dry is low humidity and high temperature. In the winter every time when doors are open the heat is running away and the mud gets colder, it takes much longer to dry. On the other hand, if windows and doors are closed the humidity rises, the mud gets more moist and it takes longer to dry again. in order to achieve the best results and the shorter time for drying the drywall contractor should be knowledgeable enough and have enough experience to balance temperature and humidity. The house needs to be heated well ventilated by the means of fans and open windows. There should be nice timing for the windows to be opened so that humidity could reduce and closed after some time before it gets too cold which will lower the temperature of the sheetrock or compound and make drying time longer.
When professional drywall contractor gives you a quote they can never promise or guarantee the exact amount of time required of finishing the project, as it’s not possible because one never knows how long it will dry. From my experience I can predict with 95% accuracy how long it will take, but will never take a chance to guarantee, even though I can tell exactly how many days or even hours it will take to install drywall.
Remember, when choosing the professional contractor pay attention to their promises. If they guarantee the exact time for the project which is shorter, than that of all the other contractors, there is a big chance that the contractor is a novice in the business. The best way to find drywall and taping contractors in Toronto is either trough your friends or on www.homestars.com this site is very reliable with all the materials and reviews they provide. Of course no one is perfect so make your decision based on your research.
Sound insulation is vital in the restriction of noise from being a disruptive and annoying force. Sound is good, but when its levels reach certain limits, it can become a nuisance to people around you or even to you. Realistically, there is a need for one to live or work in a more conducive environment.
Sound restriction or insulation comes in handy when looking to make this possible. With insulation, you restrict movement and filter sound movement through walls, floors or even ceilings; restricting sound waves into or out of a room.
Sound insulation is majorly used to handle the insulating of noise in businesses, home duplexes or apartments. Insulation applications cover a wide area of our day to day lives. Especially so, for people that work with sound like sound producers, the use of insulation comes in handy. Therefore, to ensure that noise and disturbing sounds are suppressed, finding reliable insulation solutions should be a thing to consider. Fundamentally, to reduce the levels of sound movement in or out of a room; ensuring that everyone is happy.
When looking for sound insulation solutions, finding professionals to handle the job for you is advised. You need people that have the skill and the knowledge to handle noise suppression and sound movement restriction to handle the job for you. The insulation process uses several types of materials and equipment to make it successful. The materials majorly used are in the form of acoustic foams, sound tapes, clips, specially formulated sound glue, noise restricting boards and specially designed pads.
When used to make a room sound proof, these materials are placed or installed within walls, floors and ceilings- objects that sound waves travel through. As such, sound insulation solutions reliably lower or cancel the noise movement from one room to another, offering considerable peace and calm to those around you.
Sound is a powerful energy that can be a major nuisance to people. Be it sound from our homes or offices, or sound from the external sources, it can be a major headache if not handled appropriately. As such, there is a need to ensure that you find a good way to have the problem covered and handled for an improved, more silent living environment. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to soundproof a specific room, office or even your whole house. Soundproofing works by withholding excess decibels of sound from travelling into or out of a room. This lets you and others around you an easier time without excess sound or noise disturbance- ultimately lowering chances of calling the police on you.
When looking for the ultimate soundproofing experience for your home or office, then going for the best soundproofing option available is the best thing that you can do. Soundproof classes come in different levels and each stands on its own pedestal on how well it delays, absorbs or restricts noise transmission. STC- sound transmission class is the standard at which noise reduction levels are measured on. The higher the STC level- above 60- the lower the sound transmission in or out of a room, house or building .This means that for you to block the most amount of sound from travelling out or in to a room, you need a good and powerful soundproof solution that will hold off all the noise.
Soundproofing mostly relies on installing a soundproof drywall and adding layers of necessary soundproof material that will keep off vibration and sound waves. There are several options available in sound proofing and which range from; adding a new layer of drywall to the existing drywall effectively lowering sound transmission; adding a sound deadening soft, fibrous board on to the wall which essentially absorbs sound; the other option is adding mass loaded vinyl on your drywall, this is one of the most effective soundproofing options; adding green glue on to your wall and drywall, which boosts an effect known as damping, where sound vibration is converted into energy, effectively cutting noise transmission; and the last, most effective option available is where channel, green glue, resilient clips and drywall are all used to sound proof a room for the best soundproofing experience.
The latter option requires a professional installer to have it installed. This option calls for removing of your existing drywall and have another put in place. This option capitalizes on all four elements for effective soundproofing; that is absorption, mass, decoupling and damping. This option offers 61 and 66 STC and comes in two options of insulation. The 61 STC has two 5/8 inch layers of drywall and 7/8 inches of drywall furring channel held in place with 24” OC stud spacing and a whisper clip on one 5/8 inch drywall layer. The 66 STC soundproofing option has two 5/8 inch drywall layers plus 2 tubes of 4×8 sheet of green glue plus a 7/8 inch drywall furring channel at 24” on center spacing and a whisperclip on one 5/8 inch drywall layer.
With this soundproofing option you have the best sound elimination option installed in place for a working noise reduction solution. However, this option is the most labor intensive and requires experienced and well trained soundproofing experts to handle its installation. That is why when looking to have the ultimate soundproofing tasks done for you, take time and find a good soundproofing company in Toronto to handle the soundproof drywall task. It may seem rather costly, but the overall job will leave you to enjoy the best experience in sound quality and noise reduction.
Make sure that the company you go for will use to some of the best quality materials for the job. Quiet Rock is a soundproofing product manufacturing company that offers the best materials and products for the ultimate soundproof task. While the channel, green glue, resilient clips and drywall combination with last soundproofing option does wonders and offers insulation of up to 66 STC, you still can push this level up to 80+ STC with Quiet Rock soundproofing, high quality materials.
Quiet Rock has the best seals found as QuietSeal, green glue in the form of QuietGlue, studs, clips, furring strips and QuietPutty for improved sealing of penetrations and openings within your walls. These products used together, and installed by a professional, promise to raise the levels of soundproofing to over 80 STC. Quiet Rock soundproofing products are the best for noise insulation in many different areas- from home and office buildings to single production rooms for the ultimate sound absorption and improved sound quality.
QuietRock offers professional services for installation; however, if you have an external soundproofing company Toronto is handing the task, they can get installation instructions and product Datasheets from them for ease soundproofing. You can get QuietRock products directly to them via their online page or from soundproofing product vendors found all over the country. For the ultimate soundproof installation, get the best products in the market to handle the job.
Continuing our topic of soundproofing started with this post here, we would like now to talk about the project we finished a couple of weeks ago.
We were renovating a townhouse built back in the 70’s for new owners. What we faced there was something quite common for Toronto old houses built using plaster. As we know although being a great material with pretty good sound and thermal insulating properties, it tends to age with unsightly cracks and crumbles. And once it starts to crack the problem becomes literally interminable – door slammed, heavy truck passed by – all results in more cracks. Thus repairing and patching these walls makes no sense and removing the existing plaster and replacing it with new is a very pricey option accompanied by the difficulty of finding a right contractor willing to do the job. Having said that, what are the options that house owners not willing to compromise on sound insulation have when deciding to embark on the renovating project?
You can definitely build a layer of drywall over the plaster. This way you keep the benefits of the plaster and get nice smooth walls. It’s a good option if you have some extra space you can sacrifice by loosing couple of inches to drywall. Also building drywall over plaster changes the relief between the wall and the window and door trim, and skirting boards. This will result in an unattractive change in proportion.
Another difficulty is when you have a stairwell adjacent to your neighbors’ wall. In this case you cannot afford to lose any of the stairwell’s width to an extra layer of drywall as you cannot make your stairs narrower than 36″ required by the construction code. Simple and logical replacement of the old plaster with regular drywall is not a solution either as in this case you will be losing all of the so much needed sound proofing.
That was exactly the case we had with our recent project when we were required to remove the old plaster from the stairwell wall and build the wall with excellent sound insulating properties instead as the owners were concerned about the noise coming from 4 guys in their 20’s living next door. Therefore they asked us for the maximum noise reduction. What did we do?
QuietRock and Green Glue
For this project we decided to go the tried and tested route – remove the plaster and then install one layer of QuietRock. QuietRock is a sound damped panel that offers outstanding sound proofing and sound reduction performance. We have used this product in a number of projects and got very encouraging results. We especially recommend it in the instances when the space and time are very sensitive factors.
We used QuietRock ES type X – an easy to install 5/8″ panel with acoustic rating of up to STC 55 and one hour fire rating – it ideally fitted our requirements.
Significant sound reduction cannot be achieved by using only one product, it is always a combination of methods that provides positive results. Therefore we decided to back up the QuietRock with Green Glue – high performance damping compound.
Normally we would also suggest decoupling the wall to stop the noise from traveling but this time it was impossible to do because our owners’ and neighbours’ staircases shared the same wall. To compensate for that we used two layers of Green Glue (2 tubes per 4’x8′ sheet) instead of regular one layer.
This approach allowed us to keep the staircase space and save on labour and time. The result we got in the end was not only comparable to the sound reducing capabilities of the plaster but even excedeed it.
If you are in the process of building, remodeling or renovating your house and consider increasing its value by something the price tag cannot put on – Quiet – contact us today for a quote and sound proofing solutions.
Soundproofing your home, basement or Condo can be a great investment which can increase an overall comfort of your home as well as the market value of your house if you consider selling it in the future.
What are the situations when you might consider sound insulating your home?
You live in a townhouse and are constantly being disturbed by the noise your neighbors are making.
You hear all the sounds your neighbours produce and feel that your sweet home doesn’t provide you with the privacy and serenity you were hoping for when signing a mortgage agreement.
You are building a media room in your basement and don’t want the entire household shake in fear when you are relaxing to the sounds of your favorite heavy-metal band.
Your kid has decided to become a world famous drummer and is practicing day and night driving all the living creatures in the 10 mile radius crazy.
You are such a light sleeper whose sleep is easily perturbed by any noise and you want to shield your bedroom from the rest of your house.
You wish to insulate your laundry room as it is located to close to the common areas of your house.
Any of these and much more gives you sufficient ground to consider soundproofing your house.
In this post we will talk about the method of noise control our company has been using and recommends to clients willing to take their house to a new comfort level.
How to effectively soundproof your room?
There are different ways to sound insulate your house with the choice depending on your needs, situation and results you are willing to achieve. In this post we will cover the method that we consider the most effective to provide the best insulation at the most reasonable investment.
The best noise control and maximized performance is achieved by using the combination of 5/8″ drywall sheets, QuietRock soundproofing panels and Green Glue.
First off, why 5/8″ drywall?
That’s because it’s a product with better fire rating than regular drywall, it’s stronger and has more mass which is an important factor in noise reduction.
Why QuietRock panels?
QuietRock is a soundproofing panel of choice of DrywallTaping.ca. We have installed it in a number of households and have been happy with the results. To sound proof your room you may either use layers of drywall or opt for a sound-damping product like QuietRock ES or QuietRock 535. QuietRock offers outstanding acoustic performance exceeding STC code requirements with only one layer of the product. Which in turn saves your valuable space you otherwise would be sacrifying by installing layers of drywall. By the way, to achieve the same result with regular drywall you would need 8 layers of it.
Another advantage of QuietRock is its EZ-SNAP technology which allows the panels to be scored and snapped (or cut) in the same way as the ordinary drywall. QuietRock is the most effective solution on the market for low frequencies therefore your best bet for insulation home media centers.
Why Green Glue?
Green Glue is a damping compound with performance that is higher than any product of its type. It can be used in any drywall assembly to damp the sound in order to prevent the vibration from travelling through the building framing. It works very effectively in combination with either QuietRock or 5/8″ drywall.
Things to remember when soundproofing your house
The most important thing to remember when sound proofing your room is that the performance will be defined by the weakest link therefore make sure to seal all the gaps, power outlets etc. To do that we use QuietPutty, an easy to use acoustical putty for use around junction boxes.
Another thing to remember that there are different solutions for soundproofing, it all depends on your needs and house peculiarities. Call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation and figure out a sound insulating method which will work the best for you.