Most people in the UK live in cities, and whilst living in the city can be convenient, it also means being subjected to high levels of noise pollution.
Your home should be a peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Over time, being subjected to noise pollution at home can takes its toll.
Here are just a few reasons why so many people now choose to soundproof their homes.
Traffic noise pollution
If you live close to a busy road or a noisy flight path it can be very frustrating being unable to do anything to stop or reduce the noise. The constant, annoying rumbling and roaring of traffic can take its toll, having both physical and psychological effects on your health and wellbeing. Soundproofing your home to can be an effective way of blocking out noise from traffic and minimising the effect it has on your life.
Health and wellbeing
As well as being annoying, studies have found that noise pollution can also be bad for our health and wellbeing. Noise that exceeds a certain level can cause blood vessels to constrict and muscles to tighten, increasing both heart rate and blood pressure. Prolonged exposure has even been linked to serious health conditions including high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Keep sound in
Soundproofing isn’t always installed to keep sound out, it’s also useful for keeping sound in and preventing you from becoming the noisy neighbour. Many musicians choose to soundproof their homes to allow them to practice and play their instruments at any time of day without the risk of upsetting or disturbing those living around them.
Some properties are built with very thin walls that allow sound to easily travel from one house to the next. If you can hear every footstep, cough, sneeze and conversation going on next door, then they can hear you too. Installing soundproofing will enhance your privacy and help you to feel more comfortable and relaxed in your home.
Find out more about Metropolitan Insulation’s soundproofing services or request a free consultation by giving us a call on 0800 028 4042.