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Where to Buy.

Insulation
Visit www.certainteed.com

Ducts
CertainTeed Fiber Glass Duct Board is sold through HVAC distributors. Look in the Yellow Pages under Heating Equipment-Wholesalers. Visit www.certainteed.com

Windows
CertainTeed is a major manufacturer of a line of vinyl windows called New Castle®. These windows have been tested for their sound transmission properties. Visit www.certainteed.com

Floors
For the nearest distributor of flooring underlayment, check your Yellow Pages. Installing Homasote 440 SoundBarrier® between the plywood subfloor or concrete slab and a hardwood or laminate finished floor substantially reduces airborne sound and imact noise. For more information on 440 SoundBarrier® visit www.homasote.com.

Resilient Channels
Resilient channels are usually not sold by your local building materials retailer. You will have to contact a Drywall Distributor. Look in your Yellow Pages.

Caulking/Sealing
Most local building materials retailers and hardware stores should have acoustical caulk. Mare sure you ask for acoustical caulk.

Plumbing
Look in the Yellow Pages under Plumbing Supplies for the items discussed on this site.Appliances
As mentioned earlier, most brands of appliances offer “quiet” unites. If not a stocking item, your local appliance retailer can order for you.

Outlets
Look under Electrical Supplies in the Yellow Pages. Ask for gasketed outlet boxes.

Doors
One recommendation is the Jeld-Wen Quiet Door. Other doors may be used if they have STC ratings equal to or higher than 30. www.jeld-wen.com