It’s a rainy night, with just the right amount of rain to help you have better sleep, or so you thought. Suddenly, in the middle of the night, you wake up because of the noise the rain makes as it hits your roof.
If you have metal roofs, you most probably will experience metal roof noise problems, like an echo as the rain hits your roof. How loud it is will depend on various factors. For example, if your roof has decking, the decking can absorb some sounds.
Aside from metal roof noise when it rains, you may also be annoyed by other loud noises, like your neighbor’s karaoke singing, honking car horns if your home is near the main road, or the sound of moving equipment on a nearby construction site. However, do not despair, as you can actually lessen these sounds with roof soundproofing. How to soundproof your metal roofs? Check our guide below.
Benefits of Soundproofing Roofs
Aside from lessening the sound that gets into your home, soundproofing your roof provides more benefits. Check the other benefits below:
- It provides better insulation. The materials used to block sound can also provide temperature insulation. This insulation limits the heat that gets into your home. So during hot summer days, you don’t have to use the AC too often, or at least you don’t have to blast it to its highest settings. Either way, you save on electricity costs.
- It keeps you stress-free. With the noise lessened by soundproofing, you feel more relaxed. Noise can be a source of stress, so it can affect your productivity. By keeping the noise away, you will feel better inside.
- It lets you have better conversations. Without the noise, you can talk with your family or your guests normally, without yelling just so they can hear what you want to say.
- It lets you sleep better. Sleep is very important as it gives us back the energy we need to survive the next day, and that’s just one of the many benefits of a good night’s sleep. However, if noise interrupts your sleep, then you will not enjoy these benefits. Soundproofing your roof will help.
Ways to Lessen Sounds on Roof
You can soundproof your roof by doing the following:
- Pain your roof with sound-deadening paint
A way to soundproof your roof is to use sound-deadening paint to dampen the sound that may travel through your roof. Noise is produced when an object or the wind hits your roof. By using rubber or latex-based paint, you can dampen this noise.
- Insulate your ceiling
Use thermal and sound-dampening products to soundproof your ceiling. You can use insulation foam or high-density cotton in between your roof and ceiling. You can also use ceiling tiles that are soundproof as ceiling panels.
- Replace your roof
Metal roofs offer a lot of benefits. They are durable and cost-effective. However, they can be noisy. Other roof materials, like asphalt, are better for soundproofing, but they can be really expensive. A better roofing material replacement would be PU panels.
PU panels are also sometimes called “insulated sandwich panels” because they have several layers, like a sandwich. They have a core made of polyurethane (PU) that provides insulation. More than soundproofing your home, they offer a lot of benefits. For builders and designers, they are light and do not require any special tools to install, making installation faster by up to three times compared to installing traditional roofing materials. They also require less manpower, so you save on labor costs.
For homeowners, insulated panels provide comfort, protection, and cost savings. Despite being light, insulated panels are very durable. They can withstand heavy rainfall and strong winds, and it is even fire resistant. Also, the insulation they provide leads to savings in energy costs. As the thermal properties of insulated panels control the heat that penetrates your home, you feel cooler inside your property despite not turning the aircon on or just using it in low settings.
Roofing Company Experts in the Philippines
If you’re looking for PU roofing panels to soundproof your roof, then Union Galvasteel Corporation got you covered. UGC has Duratherm, a line of roofing and standard panels that consist of a rigid foam insulation layer sandwiched between two structural metal skin surfaces. You can use our Duratherm Roofing PU Panel as your soundproof roof, but if you want to soundproof other parts of your home, too, then use our Standard PU panel, which you can use for walls, partitions, and ceilings.
These sturdy insulated panels come pre-painted in different colors like red, blue, brown, white, beige, green, and special colors upon request, so they can match whatever interior or exterior design ideas you have.
If you need information on metal roofing prices in the Philippines, roof insulation in the Philippines, or other roofing concerns, UGC is here for you. We are the market leader in the manufacturing and distribution of pre-painted and other galvanized roofing as well as insulated panels for commercial, industrial, and residential use. We are the roofing company in the Philippines with the largest and most diversified distribution network in the industry, with roll forming plants, warehouses, and sales offices in strategic locations throughout the country. Get in touch with us via our website or call these numbers for assistance: (02) 8520-8823; 8520-8831; (049) 545-0084 to 86 or 09175033965 (Globe) and 09190032303 (Smart).