Every dream house needs sleepy time.
Before babies ever start crawling, parents know they need to childproof every room of their homes. But did you know drywall can help reduce noise in your home, too? Install National Gypsum’s SoundBreak® XP® Drywall when constructing your new home, or add SoundBreak XP™ Retrofit™ Board to your existing drywall to give babies a quiet place to sleep, even when the TV is on down the hall. Plus PURPLE® products have achieved GREENGUARD GOLD Certification for indoor air quality – so you can breathe easier knowing what’s behind the wall is safe for every member of the family, including the new addition.
How do SoundBreak® XP® Drywall products soundproof a room?
While there’s no such thing as completely soundproof drywall, by installing SoundBreak® XP® Drywall or adding SoundBreak XP™ Retrofit™ Board to existing drywall you can drastically reduce the amount of noise you hear between rooms from music, television, conversation, a baby crying or dogs barking.
At the center of SoundBreak® XP® drywall products is a layer of material specifically designed to absorb and dissipate noise. That material, called a polymer, is sandwiched between two pieces of high-density, mold-resistant drywall and covered by heavy, moisture-, mold- and mildew-resistant, 100 percent recycled purple paper on both sides.
Want to hear the difference? Check out our SoundBreak® XP® demo.
How much does PURPLE® drywall cost?
It would cost less than $1,500 to upgrade an average 2,500-square-foot house to PURPLE® drywall where recommended.
For a standard size room (approximately 12’ x 16’ x 8’) including the ceiling, the average difference in cost to upgrade to PURPLE® products is:
- $100 or less for XP® drywall
- $200 or less for Hi-Abuse® XP® or Hi-Impact® XP® drywall
- $900 or less for SoundBreak® XP® drywall
Prices vary by region. Check with your local home improvement store or contractor for prices and availability near you.
What does GREENGUARD Certification mean?
This is the highest standard for indoor air quality. To achieve it, National Gypsum’s products have passed rigorous third-party sample testing and review of manufacturing processes with strict standards set by GREENGUARD Certification, part of UL Environment. GREENGUARD certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and provides a resource for choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies.