Q: Will getting new operable walls solve all my sound problems?

A: Probably not. Experience has shown that there are usually many flanking sound paths that are not part of the operable wall system. The operable wall can only stop sound that is going through it. Paths through the ceiling plenum, around through adjacent service corridors, through adjacent drywall partitions and even through the fibers of a newly laid carpet all can have significant impact on sound control. An independent acoustician could be hired to evaluate these other problems, which could be addressed most economically at the same time the operable wall system is replaced.

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