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Old 06-19-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Can I use a radiant barrier -or- floor underlayment as a sound barrier on walls?

I'm on a time crunch and decided at the last minute of course that I want some sort of sound barrier for my home theater room. I have a radiant barrier on the outside of my 2x4 studs already can I add a radiant barrier inside over the studs than sheetrock over it? I am in a warm southern climate so I want to keep the heat OUT of my house.

I prefer to not use 2 layers of sheetrock.

This is the product I was thinking about these 2 products --- any advice on this please? Thanks


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Old 06-19-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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You will create a vapor trap with that and it is never advisable to have a vapor barrier on the cold wall in the warm/moist South.


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Originally Posted by Missnawlins View Post
I prefer to not use 2 layers of sheetrock.
"You don't always get what you want" (The Stones). Sheetrock.
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