What is EZ Snap Technology?
EZ Snap is an innovative technology that makes soundproof drywall as easy to use as regular gypsum board. Whereas most soundproof drywall products available today have a layer of paper or metal down the center, EZ Snap technology eliminates the need for metal or paper, making it score and snap more easily. EZ Snap technology employs an advanced gypsum core technology and a breakthrough manufacturing process that splits the core down the center, dispenses polymers inside, presses the two halves back together and seals the edges. Soundproof drywall with EZ-SNAP technology, developed by Serious Materials, is 4X easier to score and snap than other brands.
Easier: Soundproofing drywall with EZ Snap technology is 4 times easier to score and snap than other types of soundproofing drywall. Soundproofing drywall panels with EZ Snap can be scored on one side and snap easily along the scored line. Other traditional soundproofing techniques are much more difficult. Using resilient channels, while a popular soundproofing technique, is highly susceptible to failure because if the screws are inserted too far and hit the studs the whole assembly is short-circuited. Mass-loaded vinyl requires complex installation including hand-cutting around obstacles, careful attachment to studs and taping around all seams before installing a layer of drywall over it.
Faster: EZ Snap technology makes installation of soundproof drywall quick and straightforward. Just like standard gypsum board, soundproof drywall with EZ Snap technology can be scored on one side and snapped to size it and easily screwed to studs. Other techniques like resilient channel, mass-loaded vinyl or standard soundproof drywall require more steps and are more difficult to size and install.
Cheaper: While soundproof drywall with EZ Snap technology can be more expensive per square foot of material, its quick and easy installation minimizes labor time and overall installed cost. Furthermore, the reliable noise control results prevent future costs of remodel or litigation as a result of failed soundproofing.
Soundproofing drywall delivers extraordinary noise reduction without using up large amounts of precious floor space and the risks failure due to improper installation of traditional techniques like resilient channel and mass-loaded vinyl. Soundproofing drywall achieves STC ratings of approximately 47-80 depending on wall assemblies (compared to the average wall assembly STC rating of 34). Combining the outstanding noise control performance of other soundproofing drywall with EZ Snap technology makes soundproof drywall with EZ Snap technology easier, faster and cheaper to install than other soundproofing products.