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440 SoundBarrier for Floors
Unlike wood-based fiberboard products, Homasote 440 SoundBarrier can be used for floors. And because it’s an alternative to liquid-applied gypsum, it creates potentially more revenue streams for dealers to fill a key need for both residential and commercial projects. Here’s what to know:
- As an ideal replacement for liquid gypsum, 440 SoundBarrier eliminates 90% of the weight to allow for lighter structures.
- A dry installation, so no moisture is introduced.
- No specialized trades required—no interruption in the construction schedule.
- Maintains sound deadening over time.
- Impact resistant; won’t crack with building movement.
440 SoundBarrier for Walls
For wall systems, 440 SoundBarrier helps builders meet STC code requirements cost effectively and efficiently. 440 SoundBarrier only needs to be on one side of the wall to exceed code-required sound ratings of a minimum STC 50, reducing cavity width and saving space. Traditional wood fiber soundboards must be installed on both sides to reach an STC of 39. 440 SoundBarrier cuts and installs compatibly with drywall and offers insulating properties for an average 15% savings on energy bills.
The Increasing Need for Sound Control
The need and demand for sound-control products in homes is growing. Not only does research show the noise pollution can have a detrimental impact on human health, the pandemic has changed the way many people live. With the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are working and schooling from home, so sound control products for home offices can help keep noise in check. What’s more, blocking traffic and other outside noise can help preserve a home’s place as a sanctuary from stress. 440 SoundBarrier is an easy, cost-effective alternative to resilient channel, sound-deadening drywall, and soundboard.
Contact your Weyerhaeuser sales representative to learn more about Homasote 440 SoundBarrier solutions.