Sound control

Silence speaks volumes

Just as mold, mildew, and moisture resistance have become table stakes for building projects, sound control is a must in today's market. Whether new construction or renovation, the PURPLE® SoundBreak® XP® family of products delivers innovative noise-reduction solutions for new and existing walls and ceilings.


Choosing drywall products for better acoustics

How can you prevent noise pollution between spaces? Learn ways to reduce sound in your next project using innovative SoundBreak® XP® products.

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Sound Solutions Guide

Explore acoustical concepts in building design, discover detailed product information and technical data for SoundBreak XP products, and learn about commonly used sound assemblies.

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Solutions for your toughest assembly challenges

The SoundBook® is the industry’s leading resource for technical details and sound-rated assembly drawings – all in one place.

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Expert Opinion

Creating quieter spaces with gypsum

National Gypsum's Matt Gallagher shares with Green Building & Design how gypsum boards can enhance acoustics.

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6 variables that affect STC ratings

Explore the 6 variables that affect Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings and how they improve occupant health and productivity.

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How to reduce sound transmission in floor-ceiling assemblies

Reducing sound between floors can lead to increased indoor environmental quality and happier residents and tenants.

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Choosing building materials for better acoustics

To prevent sound from traveling through walls, floors and ceilings, architects specify materials and systems to reduce unwanted sound.

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Using roof coverboard to reduce outside sound transmission

Learn about tested roof assemblies to meet indoor environmental quality needs.

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Continuing Education opportunities

Our Continuing Education program offers multiple online and onsite courses related to acoustic solutions. Most programs qualify for AIA learning units.

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