What is NRC Rating? Measurements, Adatability and Chart Included

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The NRC is an abbreviation you would most definitely come across when delving into the soundproofing of your office or living premises. It contributes to the overall agreeability and sound quality in a room.

Hopefully, this text will help you determine your NRC needs.

Note: It is important to say that NRC does not determine how much of the sounds will transfer to another room.

It is not the measurement of sound blocking, but rather a measurement that improves intelligibility in the room by reducing reverberation ad reflection.

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Is it Illegal to Play Loud Music After 11pm? How Late Can You Play Until?

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You find yourself all tucked up in the bed, eager to travel to the dreamland as soon as possible, but that nerve-wracking music from your neighbor’s flat just won’t stop, will it ever?

You try counting sheep so to relax, put the pillow over your head, but somehow you have the feeling that it’s getting louder and louder, don’t you?

It’s 11:30 pm, so what should you do? Ignore? Walk away and tell the neighbor to turn it down? Call the police?

Noise is an inevitable part of our lives, that’s for sure but pollution caused this way is getting more and more disturbing. So, let’s explore a bit and see what the law says – is it Illegal to play loud music after 11 pm?

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Lizard Skin Sound Deadening & Insulation Review

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There are a lot of different products that can help with the sound insulation for your car, thus making sure that there is a little to none external noise coming inside your car.

Some of those products are quite easy to use and apply to your car, but others are a bit difficult to do so, due to certain requirements.

Today we will talk about Lizard Skin Insulation, which is a bit different than, for example, one of the most popular soundproofing materials, Dynamat.

What makes Lizard Skin insulation different is the fact that it is not in the form of hard material per se but in the liquid form of a spray, which makes it much easier to apply on your car.

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6 Best Dynamat Alternatives To Block Automotive Noise

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Some people really enjoy hearing their car engine and feel that raw power it produces. However, there are those who prefer quite the opposite.

If you are one of those people, who enjoys quiet rides, listening to music and clear conversations with your friends, then you’ve come to the right place.

Today, we will talk about what are the best Dynamat alternatives because it can be pretty expensive, depending on the situation.

Therefore, I will present several cheaper alternatives, which you can use for the same purpose, to make your car completely soundproof.

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Soundskins Review: Products, Pros & Cons and Benefits

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In order to make your car soundproof and negate most of the vibrations created by the engine and other parts of the car, you can use different products.

They can make your driving sessions be much more enjoyable because you will be able to listen to your favorite music, talk to your friends or even just drive in complete silence if you want.

One of the best brands for sound dampening products is definitely SoundSkins, with its history of high-quality products and services.

Today, I’ll talk about some of the best products SoundSkins offers, as well as compare it to one of its biggest competitors, Dynamat.

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White Noise for Dogs: Do They Work?

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Is your dog often scared or agitated by the sounds coming from the outside world?

Does your furry friend bark a lot whenever they hear a door slam shut somewhere besides your apartment and do you often get complaints from your neighbors because of it?

Well, would you believe us if we told you that the right solution for you might be to add even more noise to your surroundings?

Let’s learn more about white noise and how it can be used to calm your dog.

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How to Fix a Squeaky Chair: Noise Reduction Guide

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You probably know how annoying squeaking noise from furniture can be, whether it is from your old bed, door or even a chair.

This can have quite a negative effect on your ability to concentrate, especially if it is your office chair that is making the squeaking noise.

But there is no need to worry about it because there is always a way to fix every problem if you know what to do.

That’s why today I will help you to find the cause of chair squeaking noise and how to figure out the way to fix it, without too much trouble.

So, if you want to know more, stick with me and we’ll figure it out together. Without any further due, let’s begin!

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Is Styrofoam a Good Insulator?

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No matter what we do or where we go, having good insulation is one of the most important things in our lives, and most of the time we aren’t even aware of it.

It will always be crucial to keep our homes warm in winter and cool in summer, then our offices and other public areas and of course ourselves.

As we all know, the more layers we have warmer we will feel and the reason behind this is pure physics – the air is a bad conductor of heat.

By wearing many layers more air is trapped within them and since air cannot conduct warmth it automatically stays around us.

This is exactly why Styrofoam presents amazing insulation – it is composed mostly of air which makes up around 98% of it, creating a perfect barrier between the object that it insulates and the surrounding area.

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How to Stop Windshield Wipers from Squeaking

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If someone asked me what the sounds that can easily make me go crazy are, one of the first ones that would come to my mind would be the squeaking of the windshield wipers.

I don’t think there is anything more annoying than hearing this noise while you are trying to hear your favorite song, listen to your companion or just have a phone conversation.

Or, even worse is hearing this noise while you are trying your best to drive in heavy rain while trying not to crash into someone.

Unfortunately, I had to deal with this problem several times, and as this sound annoyed me so much, I became a true professional for it.

So, guys, here is my “How to stop windshield wipers from squeaking 101”!

I hope it will help you, so you don’t have to put up with this inconvenience anymore! 😊

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