Across the 15,000 upmarket residences developed by Marcus Hiles throughout Texas, cellulose sound insulation gives renters the feeling of residing in their own hideaway from the outside world. Though each property exhibits the developer’s vision of community-centric features, such as expansive recreation centers and modern business centers, Hiles understands the need for residents’ private home life—without audible interference from the world outside or even next door. Full depth cellulose is exceptionally strong in its ability to prevent intrusive noises. While standard sound insulation generates some noise reduction by prohibiting sound from traveling through walls and floors, dense packing cellulose minimizes volumes by limiting the passage along cavities in a building’s structure. Says the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association, cellulose insulation products have an NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) rating ranging from .80 or higher, meaning that it absorbs 80% or more of the noise that comes into contact with it. It is roughly three times more dense than standard fiberglass, affording a drastic improvement over the other most common type of home insulation.