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Cost of soundproofing a room

Last updated: 24th May 2019

Soundproofing services cost around $56/hr. This usually only covers labour costs and does not include other variable expenses.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Soundproofing Specialists on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Factors influencing soundproofing prices

Several factors affect the cost of a soundproofing job, and these can include the following:


Ask yourself how many rooms you want soundproofed. As a general rule, the more rooms you need soundproofed, the higher you’ll have to spend on the project.


Soundproofing can be done using a variety of materials like wall panels, carpeting, soundproof curtains, soundproof drywall acoustic slabs, foam, and textured paint. Materials like carpeting and soundproof curtains are easier to install, and they’re also budget-friendly. If you’re looking for another affordable material, textured paint is another good option. It can absorb almost as much sound as other materials. Acoustic slabs and soundproof drywall are good choices too if you have the money to spare. They have a dense quality, so they’re great at muffling noise.


Curved or circular rooms can add to the cost of your project because it’s harder to install soundproofing on uneven areas. Moreover, if you have old soundproofing material that needs to be removed prior to a new installation, your expenses can drive up as well.

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Advantages of soundproofing

Soundproofing your home may not be a necessary project, but it certainly has a number of advantages.

1. It provides peace and quiet.

When your home is soundproof, you’ll be able to enjoy it better because you won’t be bothered by outside noise. You don’t have to worry about cars driving past or your neighbour’s dog barking. You’ll be able to sleep easier and not be disturbed by loud noises.

2. It provides privacy.

Soundproofing will also prevent inside noise from getting out. It’s a perfect idea if you have a big family or if you like having friends over. You can go about your day without having to think about disturbing your neighbours.

3. It provides additional insulation.

The various materials used for soundproofing do not only absorb sound; they also absorb heat. They’re great insulators, so you might want to keep that in mind in case you’re thinking of a home improvement project.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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