If you want to choose curtains for your interior, you will have quickly realized that there are plenty to choose from. One type that seems to be increasing in popularity today is soundproof or noise reducing, which are designed to prevent sound from traveling outside or inside through your windows. Whilst there are no curtains out there that will be able to make a room completely soundproof, it is possible to lessen the noise to the point that you will be able to sleep or relax in comfort.
With this type of curtain, you can find three major styles including ones that block out sound from outside the home, block sound from a room in your room, and ones that absorb sound. The choice you make on these curtains will mainly be geared to the purposes. Underneath the soundproofing and noise-reducing category, there is actually a wide variety of curtains to choose from, including:
Theatre and Acoustic Blankets.
These curtains are probably the heaviest and expensive, but they are highly effective at blocking out as much sound as possible.
Sound Isolation Damping.
These curtains aren’t designed to actually block out the noise as much as they are designed to lessen how loud it is in your home.
These curtains consist of two different layers, such as foam or vinyl, which are designed to block out the noise. These tend to have the best results, even over the theatre and acoustic blankets.
Personal Soundproofing Tools
Even with the original noise barrier systems above, you may still find that there are times when you need to take additional measures to block out the sound. A few personal soundproofing solutions to consider are:
Earbuds or headphones.
White noise machine.
White noise app.
If you are on the hunt for noise reducing curtains, there are actually a number of phrases and keywords that you can look for on labels that will suggest whether the fabric is up to the task or not. If a label says that the curtains are 99% blackout, for example, this means that they should have undergone at least three coats of a liquefied rubber polymer. It also means that they should be relatively soundproof. You can also feel the fabric to gauge how thick or heavy it is; you will find that the thicker the fabric, the better it is at forming a soundproof barrier.
When You Really Need To Sleep
For those whose homes front on heavily traveled streets, getting an uninterrupted night of rest can be challenging. The ebb and flow of traffic sounds, especially if there is a stoplight nearby, can wreak havoc on the body’s ability to sink into the deep dream sleep cycle during which it repairs and replenishes itself.
For nighttime employees attempting to rest when the daytime traffic is at its peak, the noise entering a bedroom through its windows can make sleep impossible. But if each of those windows were to be replaced by a soundproof window, the sleep-destroying noise would, to a very large extent, be eliminated.
Some soundproof window makers promise as much as a 70% to 95% reduction in the transmission of exterior noise through their soundproof window. If you are someone struggling with the effects of sleep deprivation because of outside noise, you could find far worse ways to spend your money than on a soundproof window.
And you’ll enjoy an added benefit from each soundproof window installed in your home: energy efficiency. If a soundproof window is to perform effectively as a noise blocker, its casing must be attached to your home’s wall so that the seal is absolutely without gaps or cracks.
Soundproof Window Installation
Embedding the casing in this manner means that a soundproof window not only keeps out noise, but it also prevents cold or hot air from penetrating your home and causing higher cooling and heating costs. A quieter home which saves money–and all from the same soundproof window!
One good thing about home soundproof curtains it is very simple to install. You only need to place the soundproof window in your existing window, and you can open them and close them in the same manner. There will be no labor expenses involved in taking out your current windows!
You can learn more about the styles and prices of soundproof window systems by doing an Internet search, or talk to a building contractor in your area.
Once you have purchased some new curtains that you believe will be able to soundproof your home, make sure that the company you purchased them from has a quality guarantee and a return policy. Whilst the curtains may be suitable for blocking out the sound of a dog barking somewhere down the street; they may not be able to block out the passing cars on the busy street you live on. If this is the case, ensure that you can swap over the curtains for something that meets your needs a little better.
If you live near the highway or a busy street, soundproof curtains are wonderful. You can use the remote control device and close the curtains during the heavy traffic time of the day as well as open them up as soon as noise dies down.
If you have, a theater room in your home, soundproof curtains is awesome to use on the walls and entrance to ensure that no sounds from the rest of the house will disturb your movie time. You can easily use the remote to open and close the curtains when you desire and never get out of your seat.
If you have a budding rock star in your home, you can install soundproof remote control curtains on the walls in his or her room. When they are practicing, the rule can be to close the curtains, and when they are not blasting their music, they can open the curtains and let all their posters be seen.
No matter the reason, if you need some peace and quiet in your home, noise-dampening curtains is surely the best way to go. They are very attractive, will not take away from the decor, and will stop all that noise from outside or inside from entering your serenity.