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JLC ??JULY 1991 Retrofit Sound Control To block sound, you don't need materials with superpower — just the right combinations of conventional components by Jerry Germer Your client wants you to soundproof his end bedroom so that he can use it as a home office. His teenage son is prone to blasting U2 over his boom box from the adjacent bedroom. Even when "turned down," enough sound penetrates the office room to make concentration tough. Can you solve the problem without permanently shutting down the power to the son's bedroom or rebuilding the house? Noise control in multi-family housing has always tested the mettle of builders and designers. Today, changes in families and lifestyles are making sound control a problem in