SoundGuard™ Silent Steel Framing System

The SoundGuard™ Silent Steel Framing System is a patented interior framing system specifically designed to easily construct partition walls with high STC ratings. Designed and invented by a contractor, the SoundGuard™ system was created to save labor on construction and accomplishes excellent sound rating numbers.

The control of noise and vibration is essential for health, safety, environment, and quality. SoundGuard™ Framing System is expertly designed to provide a cost effective and practical solution to noise control. SCAFCO manufactures a complete line of acoustical framing studs and track to meet noise requirements and to help solve many noise problems. SoundGuard™ studs and track are quickly assembled to provide complete or partial walls for residential condos, apartments, conference rooms, equipment rooms, hospitals, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Labor saving from traditional construction of two separate walls

  • Increased STC ratings resulting from sound dampening material

  • Achieves 1-hour partition fire rating in accordance with ASTM E119

  • Eliminate layers of GWB while maintaining STC Ratings

  • Available in Slotted Track

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Sound Rating Data

Single Layer 5/8" Type X GWB 1x1 Application
Wall Size Application STC Rating
4" Wall

2 - 1 5/8” Studs, Single GWB each side, R-13 Insulation

52*
6" Wall

2 - 2 1/2” Studs, Single GWB each side, R-19 Insulation

52*

*Based on 4" Wall Testing

Unbalanced 5/8" Type X GWB 2x1 Application
Wall Size Application STC Rating
4" Wall

2 - 1 5/8” Studs, Single GWB one side, Double GWB other side, R-13 Insulation

57*
6" Wall

2 - 2 1/2” Studs, Single GWB one side, Double GWB other side, R-19 Insulation

57*

*Based on 4" Wall Testing

Double Layer 5/8" Type X GWB 2x2 Application
Wall Size Application STC Rating
4" Wall

2 - 1 5/8” Studs, Double GWB each side, R-13 Insulation

60*
6" Wall

2 - 2 1/2” Studs, Double GWB each side, R-19 Insulation

60*
 

*Based on 4" Wall Testing