Sound Proofing Using Noico

Sound Proofing Using Noico

If you are wondering what sound muffling is and if it is worth getting it done in your car. This article focuses on a few things that will help brush out any confusion. There are several reasons as to why people get their cars soundproofed. Elements like exterior noises of the engine like vibrations, rattling or even the traffic and sometimes even weather conditions like storms and hail can all be very noisy and can cause a lot of unnecessary stress that when reduced can deliver a much more enjoyable experience for you and your family or friends. These uncontrollable natural elements can be reduced to almost 50%, most of the time.

Not only does it help to reduce noise but it also improves other aspects like the sound of your music or car-stereo too. In winter, it helps insulate the car further, by making it much warmer, and who doesn’t like a cozy ride, especially if you work that 9 to 5 job and need your car to get around on a daily basis?

Sometimes this method can also be used to noise proof your home. Places like a baby’s nursery can be quietened down considerably, your garage as well can be insulated and be free from outside noise or can keep people from hearing all the noise that comes from it (sometimes people convert their garage into a home-office, so this can be very helpful) another tip would be to use this in your TV Room where everyone sits and either plays video games or watches movies at high volumes, it can be a good solution to keeping the noise away from your neighbors or vice versa. This option is not only an easy one but also a reasonably priced one. Read on for further information about this popular topic.

What Kind of Materials Should You Use?

Acoustic insulators come in various options, from flexible or soft porous materials like cloth to impenetrable materials such as metals, which are also really good to use as either they reflect the sound or they absorb it.

There are tons of different types and brands that are stocked in retail stores and sometimes it is hard to decide on one, not to mention there is a significant difference between sound dampening and sound-minimizing, and it’s all in the vibrations – i.e. it will be the difference between the vibrating hum you hear when you use metal over the dampening sound when you use cloth.

Many of the variants you get in stores are also waterproof, oil-resistant, and have a self-adhesive back to install it quickly and easily without having to go through much trouble. They come in different kits that are easy to put up so, either of these options is perfectly fine to use.

One of the better ones that have had rave reviews in the recent years is a material called ‘Noico’, which has been proven to be not only one of the best noise deadening options for your car (or house) but is also light-weight (0.7 lbs/1sqft) and waterproof.

How Effective Is Noico?

Besides all the other benefits this product offers us, Noico is also a very easy material to fit. It has its very own self-adhesive applicator for when you need to peel it and stick it to the car doors or interior panels. This makes things a lot easier and time-efficient too. This website provides more information on this topic.

The material that most automotive insulation material has is known as butyl, which is a type of rubber often made of synthetic compounds. If you ever see the abbreviation IIR, it stands for its proper name isobutylene isoprene rubber. It is a very universal component that is also the same material used in speakers and sub-woofers and even for damp-proofing on roofs of houses and also in car Tyres.

Areas that you should focus on when installing it are:

  • Doors and door panels
  • Trunk inside and the lid
  • Car ceiling
  • Hood of the car
  • Firewall
  • Floor
  • Wheel arches

It is not advisable to do a DIY job on this, and we would strongly advise going into a shop to get it done by a professional. However, if in the case you do want to go the DIY route, there are some tips and instructions on how to do it yourself.

Once all these areas have been covered properly, you can enjoy the benefits of:

  • A warmer car in winter and a cooler car in summer
  • A vast difference in the reduction of outside street noise
  • The bass of the car and acoustics will have improved drastically
  • Smaller things like lock-clicking taps, squeaks and annoying sounds will be in-audible
  • Noise from the road and/or tire will be a lot less
  • Engine sounds will be much less
  • If the hood of your car tends to rattle at high-speeds, this will also be reduced

As we have initially agreed, noise proofing any vehicle has been proven to increase its efficiency as well as your overall driving experience.