How To Soundproof Windows
Experiencing issues of sound leaving or entering your space through windows or floors? Window soundproofing can be some of the most challenging projects to accomplish. The first step to successfully soundproof your window(s) is to understand what your issue is. For those who don’t know where the issue is coming from, we recommend filling out a free room analysis form.
Learn How to Soundproof a Window
Window sound barrier is best done with a sheet-like product that allows access to the window frame and glass. Audimute’s isolé® hangs in front of your window like drapery while dual action layers – made of both eco-C-tex® and Peacemaker® - work to block noise from entering and exiting through the glass.
Isole’s heavyweight and smaller size make it perfect for soundproofing windows or doorways while remaining portable for use of spot treatment in needed spaces. Pair isolé with other home sound absorption materials for full coverage residential soundproofing and control your sound environment.
- High-performance technology for reducing volume levels
- Grommets for easy installation
- Portable design
- Eco-friendly interior blend of eco-C-tex and Peacemaker
Determine The Source of Sound
- Light soundproofing required: for low to moderate volume sound; mid to high-frequency sound sources; or noise reduction, not elimination.
- Moderate soundproofing required: for moderate/high volume sound; low/mid/high-frequency sound sources; or noise reduction, and moderate elimination.
- Heavy soundproofing required: for high sound pressure levels; low-frequency sources; or complete soundproofing for recording, privacy, or security.
Light soundproofing is all that’s required to block most conversation, ambient noise, and city sounds. Here, the goal is simply to put some material between you and the window to reduce the sound to a tolerable level. Using acoustic absorption sheets in single or multiple layers in front of the window has provided successful window soundproofing for customers who were bothered by street, traffic, and conversation noise. Plus, sheets are removable when soundproofing isn't needed, so you get all the function of a physical barrier and still keep the use of the window.
Other alternatives for moderate noise reduction include exterior storm windows, adding transparent or translucent plastic film to the glass (adds mass to reduce sound transmission), or replacing the window with a thermal or double-paned hardware store window. Naturally, some of those methods require light to moderate construction and may give only fair results, so talk to an expert before getting started.
Take an intelligent approach to window soundproofing: assess your situation, set realistic expectations and then follow the most effective steps to achieve your goal. The help of an expert is invaluable for making the right choice. Don’t hesitate to give Audimute a call at 866-505-MUTE (6883). We’re dedicated to getting the right solution for every customer and every need, and we can help you get the most out of any soundproofing project.