Category Archives for "Soundproofing Tips"

How to Soundproof a Room with Blankets: 7 Best Ways!

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It may sound confusing, right? How can you soundproof something with blankets? Well, there is a way. Especially if those blankets are soundproof.

Whether you are short with money, or you want the effortless solution, these blankets are a good choice. Of course, if you really want to soundproof something 100%, then you would need to spend a lot of money.

If that’s not the case, and you don’t have that much loud noise that can be easily insulated, you can go with soundproofing blankets. With these blankets you will easily block up to 30% noise.

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7 Types of Loud Neighbors and How to Deal with Them

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Every one of us has that one neighbor. You know what kind of neighbor I am talking about. The kind which either makes a lot of trouble or just simply tries to be as annoying as possible.

Whether they yell, laugh loudly, talk out loud, sing or play an instrument, these types of neighbors can sometimes make us feel very angry if we are tired or very happy when we are sad.

In this article, I will try to class all types of neighbors and make suggestions of how to deal with any of the types, so strap in and let’s begin.

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How to Soundproof a Dorm Room and Block Out Noise

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Life in a dorm room is part of a life of almost every student on their way to that degree.

Good things about dorms are that they are cheap, often near the college, that you can make some amazing friendships there, and that your room is your own for the time you will be living there.

You can make whatever you want out of it, and make it seem like a piece of home that you just moved out of.

On the other hand, there are some bad sides to living in a dorm.

A dorm’s rooms are often very small and very plain and walls are so thin that they seem like they are made of paper.

That is a big no- no for anyone who is really willing to spend their time in there, sleep there, and study there.

For those of you who are already spending a fortune on earplugs, I have assembled a few simple tricks to making your dorm life more comfortable.

Do not worry! I know that being a student requires a lot of money, so most of the techniques are what you can do very cheaply and very simply by bringing stuff from your home, or getting them in a local store for a very fair price.

So, let us begin.

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Soundproof Jeep Wrangler: 8 Noise Reduction Tactics

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Are you tired of hearing that same loud noise of your Jeep Wrangler? Even though it’s fun to hear it, and leaves an impression of a strong machine, sometimes it just becomes annoying.

Or just maybe you need to drive your toddler who can easily get scared of loud noises.

Of course, it’s not only the machine sound that is a problem. There can be a lot of noises coming from outside of the car as traffic can sometimes be really loud.

In those occasions, instead of horns of other drivers annoying you, you can simply turn the volume up of your favorite song and enjoy it while protected from outdoor noise.

Well, no matter what’s the reason behind, there are some ways to soundproof your Jeep Wrangler in few simple steps. All you need to do is follow this guide steps and get rid of that annoying noise.

Let’s get through them together.

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How To Make a Soundproof Booth in Your Home: 7 Simple Steps

How To Make a Soundproof Booth in Your Home

If you are a musician or a sound recorder, then one of the major challenges that you must be facing is getting space to rent out your own recording studio. Even with space the monthly rent, as well as other expenses, can take a huge toll on your finances.​

It is because of such setbacks, that people find it much easier to build a soundproof booth in your home. Not only will this help you cut on costs, it will also allow you to work from the comfort of your home.

Besides people who work with music and sound recording, you may also need a quiet place to just work from home. While some people have a home office for such needs, not everyone has space. In this case, a soundproof booth would be a great place to get all the work done even when everyone else is home.​

You are probably wondering how exactly to go about building a soundproof booth in your home. Well, if that is the case, then this article is meant for you. So read on to find out why.

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Train Noise Reduction: 4 Ways to Block Railway Noise at Home

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You finally managed to find that house or apartment you were looking for, being perfect in any sense.

You and your family moved in and everything was just as you imagined. But then it happened – the truth hit you.

Although you had been informed about a train noise, you took it for granted, assuming that it wouldn’t be that much of a problem. Yes, you have a great home now, and yes, the horns and whistles of a train are unbearable.

Although the noise pollution can be a more significant trouble in an urban area, it is always a problem how to deal with the train noise at home when you live near a railroad track, whether in a suburban area or a center of a city.

Noises such as train horn and whistle, although sounded with purpose, could be reduced by certain soundproofing methods to achieve both short-term and permanent solution.

Those who are looking for a noise reduction solution should be aware that it might be needed to employ more than one method if the disquieting noise is immensely loud.

Having in mind all these facts and inconveniences, should you consider selling your dream house and giving up on your home? But why would you do that when you could use some of the following soundproofing solutions and still enjoy your home?

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Pool Pump Noise Reduction: How to Quiet a Noisy Pool Pump

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Do you like enjoying a swim on these hot, hot days? But is your noisy pool pump making humming noises and ruining your relaxation and pleasure?

Is there a way to stop this ruckus from ruining your nice afternoon swim? Or is your pool pump that loud that it is ruining not only your afternoon relaxation swimming but your naps as well?

And be sure that you are not the only one that is disturbed by the sound of it. Your neighbors can’t wait for the summer to be over, and for their peace to be restored.

That is not a solution, though. The next summer will come, and why else do you have a pool in your backyard, if not to use it to the fullest.

If this problem is familiar to you, then I just might have a few tricks in my sleeve.

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Is Fiberglass Insulation Good for Soundproofing?

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If you are struggling with a lot of noise in your home, you have probably tried a lot of things to make it quieter. Noisy traffic being the most common and those neighbors that are playing loud music and having late parties are never helping either.

The noise can also lead to an unhealthy life, and no one wants that for themselves.

Problems like sleeplessness and high level of anxiety are just that common and noise is one of the leading factors.

Apparently, it would be the best to stop it. But how?

A bunch of information is always available on the Internet, but it is rarely certain that that information is actually correct.

Most important question when it comes to sound insulating is always which materials are right to use for this purpose.

One of the most common solutions to the noise problem in your home is suggested to be fiberglass.

But is it really as efficient as they say?

As you know, I dedicated a past few years of my life to finding solutions to noisy homes, cars, and appliances of different types.

Now is the time to find the final answer to the question “Is fiberglass insulation good for soundproofing?”

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How to Make Motorcycle Exhaust Quieter

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Sometimes, when you are walking down the street, or playing with your kid on the playground, it might happen to hear some unpleasant noise that causes ear pain (for being so loud) coming from the motorcycle.

Now, put yourself in those parents’ view. If your motorcycle exhaust is quite loud, that may provoke some strange looks into your direction.

As you may already know, the main factors that produce the motorcycle’s sound are those related to its exhaust system. Some motorcycles are naturally loud, made to show-off the power and strength of the motor.

On the other hand, if you don’t have a motorcycle that costs more than $3000, then most probably your exhaust is just leaking.

However, both of these situations are quite annoying, but the second one even more than the first one.

There are few easier solutions to the problem that you have. They are kind of cheap, and in most of the cases easy to do by yourself.

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Acoustic Windshield: The Technology, Benefits and Does it Really Work?

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This is the latest innovation in car manufacturing. An acoustic windshield is designed to minimize the noise you hear while driving.

Regardless of what is around you, this windshield will limit the noise level and help you enjoy a quiet and safe driving experience.

It is made of additional layers of insulation that are soundproof. In between these layers, there are two additional layers. One is a standard Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and the other one is made of acoustic PVB. This helps make the cabin of the vehicle very quiet.

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