The Importance of Soundproofing Your Windows. #guestpost

There are many reasons why you should consider soundproofing your home. Whether you would like to block out the noise coming from your noisy neighbors or listen to your favorite musical piece on the highest volume without getting any complaints, learning how to soundproof windows could really make a difference to your home. About 90% of all exterior noise comes in through your doors and windows. Wouldn’t you want to learn how to soundproof windows then?

Preventing Noise from Entering

Your windows are one of the most important elements in a room. Noise usually travels in and out of rooms via windows. There are many homes that have simple, single pane window with wooden frames. These don’t work very well in keeping noise out and offering you the harmony that you perhaps are seeking and would like to experience when inside your home. That is why, in your quest to learn how to soundproof windows, you need to choose special ones that are designed to keep the noise out.

Benefits of Soundproofing Your Windows

*    Soundproof windows are known to reduce noise levels by 75-95%. These windows act as a sound barrier to eliminate your noise problem.

*    When you learn how to soundproof windows you are eliminating 99% of dust, draft, and dirt infiltration.

*    Soundproof windows work well to keep outside elements out of your living space, and help in protecting your artwork, furniture, and computer equipment.

*    Learning how to soundproof windows allows you to inadvertently provide an extra layer of insulation against the hot or cold air outside. Your soundproof windows will form a perfect fit and seal against your window reveal. Through this thermal control, you can save on energy costs of up to 30%.

*    Your precious furnishings, books, computer equipment, and artwork are protected from the irreparable damage caused by temperature change or humidity.

*    You also get an added UV protection as the glass of soundproof windows contains a special PVB resin that not only reduces the possibility of noise passing through, but also increases glass safety, and provides 99% UV protection from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.

Tips on How to Soundproof Your Windows

  1. One of the most efficient ways of learning how to soundproof windows, is to choose double glazing. This means that you will be able to benefit from a large reduction of noise, in some cases, even by 50%.
  2. Other furnishing items can also help in soundproofing your windows. Blackout and sound deafening drapes are also known to reduce noise even further. There are many hotels that use these kind of drapes to help block sound entering or leaving the room, especially if they are located in the heart of a city.
  3. Window plugs are also a fantastic way of blocking sound out. These mats are inserted around your window frame to help tighten the sound barrier. But this also tends to block out light from entering your room.
  4. For a quick fix, you could resort to bedding or carpeting being hung around your room, which also block sound out to a certain extent.

Visit CitiQuiet to know how to soundproof your windows

John Carmichael

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My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children Daniel, Alissa, and Elexis plus three very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

5 thoughts on “The Importance of Soundproofing Your Windows. #guestpost

  • January 23, 2014 at 10:54 pm
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    I need to look into doing this. Sound isn’t an issue but we live on a farm so with the gravel road and drive you should see all the dust! Not to mention they are old windows so they can be drafty at times.

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  • January 21, 2014 at 11:33 am
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    The biggest reason I’d like to soundproof my windows is because I hate it when neighbors walk by and can hear a tantrum on the floor. 😉

    In all seriousness, though, we do put some plastic sheeting (like thick Saran Wrap) over the windows and heat seal it in the winter to help keep the cold out. And since we live in a very northern climate (12 hours north of Seattle), double paned windows are pretty standard.

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  • January 18, 2014 at 2:48 pm
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    I definitely need to soundproof my windows. I live in the city and lots of loud noises and sometimes neighbors.

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  • January 16, 2014 at 5:59 pm
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    Soundproofing our house for energy saving could be something that we could use at our old house. We are renting a house right now and my heavens we could surely use more soundproofing. I mean we live by the bridge, the railroad tracks, and the we are along I-29. But the train gets really loud especially when the windows are open.

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  • January 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm
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    Soundproofing is fortunately not a concern for us, as we live in the boonies and in our neighborhood — as in most others around here — our houses are a good 100 feet apart; but proofing for energy savings is definitely a concern for us. We can’t afford to replace our windows right now, but we’re looking to look into insulating tape and window covers. These are really good tips – thank you for sharing them!

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