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Do Soundproof Fences Work? Ideas and Ways to Use Them

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Are you getting a lot of outdoor noise coming from the street? You are probably wondering if there’s anything that you could do.

A few years ago, since my house is located close to the firework factory, I had some terrible noises. They were testing fireworks all the time, and it sounded like a bomb falling just inside my yard. We complained a lot, and even went to the court about this matter, and since the case was dismissed, we had to look for an alternative.

So, we searched for a solution and then we bumped onto soundproof fences. Since our house is positioned on a small hill, these fences did the job just fine. If we were in the valley, they would perform even better.

However, if you suffer from, God forbid, some similar noise problem, then I might have a solution for you.

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Does Soundproof Wallpaper Work? What Are Some Alternatives?

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If you have some problems with noise in your apartment, you have probably started to look for some solutions a long time ago.

There has been a lot of words lately about methods that are very cheap, very easy to install, and also pleasing to an eye.

These methods are soundproof paint and soundproof wallpapers.

But does soundproof wallpaper really work, and if it does – how?

I have been wondering the same for a long time. I always wanted to be able to soundproof my apartment and keep it beautiful and modern. But I wasn’t so sure if that would be the waste of time and money (and my nerves and eardrums), or it would really bear some fruit.

For that reason, I gave myself a mission to find this out, and bust the myth.

For all those of you who are wandering the same, I have made a note about what I have found, and I hope that you will find it helpful.

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How to Make a Hamster Wheel Quiet

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Hamster wheel noise is something that you definitely don’t want to hear during the night. Nonetheless, it’s quite annoying hearing it during the day as well. For the lovers of these small hamster beauties, there is a solution.

As any other nocturnal animal, hamster uses the night mostly to play and exercise. It’s highly important for your hamster to exercise, as the lack of exercise might put him into unwanted health issue risks.

So, you wouldn’t want to hear him exercising during the night, right?

Actually, there are a few measures that you can take in order to get your day and night a bit more peaceful. Some of the methods have certain downfalls, and some of them are the perfect solutions. It depends only on you whether you will want to invest a bit more, or try with some cheaper tactics.

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DIY Acoustic Panels: How to Build Your Own Sound-Absorbing Panel

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We are living in the world of noise pollution that is taking over our everyday life. Consequences of this are much bigger than we tend to notice.

Being constantly surrounded by noise can do much more than just damage our ears. As a matter of fact, that is the least of the problems that can occur.

Some other problems can be constant anxiety, high level of stress and decreased productivity.

Improving the acoustics of the place that you spend the most of your time in can improve the overall quality of your life.

Luckily, there are some things that can help in this matter without some serious construction work or much effort invested.

Therefore, let’s give a look at what can be done to solve the problem of noise pollution in your everyday surrounding.

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Attic Fan Humming Noise Reduction Guide: 7 Simple Steps

How to Quiet a Noisy Ceiling Fan

Attic fans are great things to lower your attic’s temperature. There are millions of people using these devices and enjoy its benefits, especially during the hot summer. Attic fans are great machines that can bring some refreshment by blowing out hot air.

Even though we all enjoy attic fans, they are mechanical devices and sometimes they can be quite noisy and annoying. So, if you are an attic fan lover, you should be prepared for some extra noise in your home. Of course, there are some things that you can do to lower this noise, or even nullify it.

Now, not only that attic fans can disturb your silence but your neighbors’ as well. So, if you don’t want your angry neighbors to knock on your door, you might want to take some measures.

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6 Simple Ways to Soundproof Interior Doors

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The importance of realizing what is the difference between interior and exterior door is huge, especially for soundproofing purposes.

Unlike exterior doors that are built of solid wood, interior doors usually have a hollow core. With that said, it’s easy to conclude that exterior doors are quite heavier, massive, while interior ones are frankly lighter.

This reflects into interior doors soundproofing power. They are a lot easier for the noise to pass through, unlike exterior doors.

Therefore, they require a bit more soundproofing.

I had interior doors all over my first apartment, and it was highly noisy. You could hear anyone without any problems behind those doors like there were no doors at all. So, I have found out about a couple of solutions.

Of course, changing doors is somewhat expensive, so soundproofing is a great alternative. In this article, I will explain basics of soundproofing interior doors, and hopefully help you solve your problem in the most effective way.

So, let’s get to the point.

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How to Deal with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors in 7 Steps

How to Deal with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

Noisy neighbors are a pretty annoying problem. Once you face it, you will realize how much matters having a normal peaceful environment.

If you are living in the apartment, the main problem should not be neighbors from beneath, but from upstairs. Sometimes, the noise is so loud that you can’t sleep or function normal. Most of the times, if the insulation is bad, you will hear the footsteps or some irritating noises that are repeatedly bouncing off.

In a time when most of the people are living in apartments, there should be an easy solution to the noisy upstairs neighbors problem. However, the solution is sometimes not that easy, and requires a bit more effort, negotiating, and investments.

With that said, I will try to point out some of the cheapest and most efficient ways of dealing with this problem. So, let’s get to the point.

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Soundproofing a Fence with Mass Loaded Vinyl

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You are probably wondering what’s the best way of soundproofing your fence.

You are annoyed by the street noise, and want to reduce it to a minimum. Well, it will not be easy, but there are some ways to insulate the noise and enjoy the peace that you deserve.

The solution was not that much expensive, and it was very easy to install it.

Of course, that solution was one of the best noise warrior – mass loaded vinyl.

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How to Soundproof a Garden Shed: No Building Required

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There are a few reasons to why to soundproof a garden shed.

You might have a generator there, and do not know how to soundproof it, like to listen to the music loudly, or your drill has an annoying buzz.

Or your kid is starting to learn how to play an instrument. Let’s be honest, no matter how much we love them, their playing is sometimes impossible to listen to.

My wife and I have first started looking for a solution when our teenage son wanted to learn how to play drums, and our toddler was having a lot of trouble listening to the ruckus.

For those of you who need to have their garden shed soundproofed, here are some steps that you would want to take.

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Soundproofing a Truck Cab in 3 Simple Steps

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Do you have a truck? Are you sick of all the road loud sounds while driving? Then you’re in the right place.

Disturbing sound can come from various places, highway traffic can be too loud, things in your trailer can go all around the place hitting the wall and engine.

While most of the people think this is just annoying, we know that it can be very distracting. Believe it or not, I have a friend who almost got into an accident because of the noise in his truck cab.

Well, going on the short trip is not that problematic. But if you are constantly on the road, with journeys of several hours or more, then this noise might be your worst nightmare. Not only that it is annoying, but it can potentially cause some hearing problems.

So, for example, if you have children to drive to school, or a baby, these noises can be really frightening, especially if your vehicle’s motor is naturally loud.

Well, no matter what’s the reason behind, you can always deal with the problem. But first of all, you need to know the cause of the problem.

There are several reasons that might affect your peace during the drive.

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