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SONOpan Noise STOP Technology Installation Video's

Installation walk through

Installation Procedure


Ceilings

Optional But Recommended - Batt Insulation

Optional
Insulation stops resonance in an empty cavity

  • Adding the appropriate size insulation for the cavity will add approximately 2 STC points of soundproofing
  • We recommend either mineral wool, fiberglass or cellulose insulation

Installation

  • For ceilings, install at least R20
  • Do not compress the insulation into the cavity, leave it in its expanded state for best soundproofing results

Optional, Not Always Required - Decoupling

Optional
Resilient channel or isolation clips decouple materials and help with vibrational noises like bass and footsteps

  • Resilient channel can be installed before or after the SONOpan
  • Installing the resilient channel first provides a better overall STC rating IF the channels are installed properly. This method is more difficult, ensure the joists and channels are marked out very well.
  • Installing resilient channels on top of SONOpan is recommended. Simply measure the screws when installing the drywall to ensure they do not contact the SONOpan
  • When installing isolation clips with hat channel always install the clips and channel first then SONOpan followed by drywall

Regardless of material or method, follow manufacturer’s guide for installation instructions for frequency and weight capacity.

SONOpan 4x8 3/4" Sheet

SONOpan creates a solid barrier to stop & absorb noise

  • SONOpan 4×8 panels can be installed directly on the joists or on resilient channels (see below)
  • Adding the appropriate size insulation for the cavity will add approximately 2 STC points of soundproofing
  • We recommend either mineral wool, fiberglass or cellulose insulation

Installation

  • For ceilings, install at least R20
  • Do not compress the insulation into the cavity, leave it in its expanded state for best soundproofing results

Learn more about our Noise STOP Technology here

Drywall

Applications

  • Small Home Theatres
  • Recreation or kids play space
  • Additional living area
  • Multi Family Dwellings
  • Situations with foot traffic above

Installation Directions

  • Step 1 – Install SONOpan over existing drywall securing to joists
  • Step 2 – Install resilient channel perpendicular to joists, follow manufacturers guide for spacing & ensure they all face the same direction
  • Step 3 – Install new drywall as usual, ensuring screws are measured. We recommend up to two sheets of 5/8
  • Insulation May or may not be present

Walls

Step 1

Mark out the stud locations on ceiling and walls

Remove any electrical covers to prepare wall for SONOpan Install

Step 2

Install SONOpan panels over existing wall, secure with drywall screws that penetrate at least 3/4″ into studs

Seal around the perimeter of the wall with LePage acousti-seal or equivalent

Seal any gaps between panels with acousti-seal

Step 3

Install new drywall on top of the SONOpan. Longer screws will be needed to penetrate at least 3/4″ into stud

Offset the joints of the drywall from the SONOpan

Mud & tape as usual

**Optional Finishes**

Drywall is best for soundproofing since it adds mass to the wall assembly however, you may install most finishes over SONOpan including shiplap or paneling. Note that wallpaper and paint are not advised on the soft SONOpan panels.


Helpful Information

Maximizing your Soundproofing

It is recommended to soundproof any wall or ceiling where flanking could be of concern. Flanking takes place when noise takes a travelling path around the soundproofed area. Although the majority of noise may transmit through one area sound may be travelling around that particular wall or ceiling. (e.g. through the wall, up through a stud cavity and into another room).

Retrofit installs may not be as beneficial as installations intentionally designed to reduce sound transmission from initial construction. For best results any opening in a wall should be addressed, for more information please reach out to our customer support team.

SONOpan can be installed on either side of a wall to stop airborne noise travelling both ways.

Working With SONOpan

Cutting - For best cut results use a circular saw with a sharp blade. When cutting inside the use of a dust vacuum is recommended

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Fastening - Secure with drywall screws. If applying directly to wood crown staples, plastic cap or roofing nails can be used

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Finishing - Seal the perimeter of the wall or ceiling and any gaps with acoustical sealant. Drywall sheets should be offset to improve soundproofing

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