Silence is a big part of home comfort
Traffic noise, garbage truck, or neighbors children. Noise from outside can be very distracting. Even noise you’re used to likely creates stress and makes your sleep less refreshing.
On the other hand, silence helps you relax and concentrate. Most people just never find real silence even at home, so they’ve forgotten how calming it is.
RetroFoam insulation diffuses noise so well it has created some comical situations:
One time we had only insulated the front wall of a customer’s house. He called our office to complain that we already left. We had just moved to the next wall. He couldn’t hear our truck and other equipment noise anymore, so he assumed we had left.
One of us also got worried about a potential car theft. “I got home to pick up something. I left my diesel truck on in front of the door, and it’s a loud car. The noise was clear in every corner of my house. I forgot we had insulated the house earlier that day, so when I couldn’t hear the car, I thought someone had stolen it. But there it was. Loud as ever right in front of my house.”
The average reduction in sound level after RetroFoam insulation is 41dB. Technically that means sounds are more than 90% quieter. In most homes, it’s enough to make most outside noise inaudible.