The cost of soundproof drywall can vary depending on several factors. If you decide to handle the installation yourself, it’s important to consider the distance of the supplier from your job location. Moreover, it’s critical to pay attention to both the quality of the product and the reputation of the supplier you are purchasing from.

The cost of soundproof drywall can range between $8 to $120. Different manufacturers have various pricing schemes based on the quality and use of their products.

This article will show you whether or not the cost is worth the benefits of soundproof drywall. We will also explain what makes the drywall effective – it is all about the technology.

Choosing soundproof drywall to install will depend on your budget and the specific needs of your project. The commodity is not the only aspect where you spend money; you must also consider the cost of labor. There is also the length of time it will take to install, the specific design you want, and how big the project is to consider.

If you have previously installed soundproof drywall, it is crucial to find out why it is not working. Installing another means the first one may have failed or does not provide the noise reduction level you desire.

Bear in mind that installing a drywall partition twice costs more than doing it once and getting it right.

Considerations

A double layer of typical drywall can muffle noise to an extent. But this method works only if the noise level is low; using up to two or more layers successfully reduces the noise level. However, when the noise level is high, using layers of regular drywall may not be effective.

It is one thing to install soundproof drywall and another to correctly install it. If it is not correctly done, you may spend more time correcting it when you discover the mistake. But when done right, one layer of quality soundproof drywall performs better than several layers of regular drywall in reducing noise.

Floor space

When you know the noise control requirements or specific noise modifications you need, you can narrow your search for soundproof drywall and pick it according to your budget. If you have to use multiple regular drywall layers, it may work for moderate regulations. However, it may also consume floor space, reducing what is available for use, even though it may be more cost-effective.

Typical soundproof drywall may be thin enough to leave space in small rooms without compromising noise reduction. If you are considering creating smaller rooms from a large space and need to reduce the noise level from one room to another, soundproof drywall is the best option, both in space conservation and costs.

Reliability

While you may want to save costs by using regular drywall, which is cheaper, and fixing the drywall yourself, it may not be reliable in the long run. Over time, you may have to repair the wall constantly. 

As mentioned before, using several drywall layers consumes floor space and may not be effective in noise reduction. Also, doing the installation yourself may require using a viscous compound, and it usually needs skilled hands to avoid mistakes.

How does a soundproof drywall work?

soundproof drywall sheet

Different manufacturers use unique technologies to produce soundproof drywall. Therefore, the intricate details of how each technology works may differ and take too long to explain because of their complexities. However, let us look at the basic workings of a typical one.

We all know that sound waves move through the air, but we may not be aware that they can also move through certain liquid and solid materials. They move quickly through some materials but not so well through others. That is why it is easier to hear sound in some rooms than in others.

Energy conversion

The noise moving from one room or area into another works by energy. Sound waves typically contain energy that enabl