Category Archives for "Soundproofing Tips"

How to Break Glass Quietly

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Breaking glass is always loud and it can attract unwanted attention, especially when you’re locked out of your home and the only way to get in is to break the window.

Your neighbors might call the police and report that a break-in is happening and you don’t want this.

Another scenario might be that you’re locked in your car and you must break the car window to escape but someone might think you’re stealing the car.

Either way, you’ll want to break the glass as quietly as possible to prevent anyone from suspecting you’re doing something illegal.

Today we’re going to go through some effective methods of breaking glass without bringing any attention.

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How to Break a Car Window Quietly

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There comes a time in a person’s life when car keys are left in the car, all alone and abandoned. And then, the car auto-locks, and then you can’t unlock it without using the keys, and then you’re left with only two options – call the experts, or break your car window.

In case option 1 does not work for whatever reason, or if you’re simply in that big of a hurry to retrieve your keys/save a child from an overheated car left under the scorching sun by a particularly negligent parent, breaking the car window is a necessary evil.

Without a doubt, breaking a car window can be a messy and noisy business in any scenario, and we’re here to help you out with just that: eliminating noise while breaking your car window!

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Does Sound Travel Up or Down in Apartments?

How to Deal with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

If you’ve ever lived in an apartment, you’re probably familiar with the following situation: you’re minding your own business, but strange noises keep disturbing your peace. You keep hearing sounds such as people talking or walking around – they’re coming from neighbors that live in the same apartment building as you.

Surely you’ve seen the scenes in movies where people lean on walls to eavesdrop on their neighbors’ conversations, but thin walls don’t have to be the only cause of the unpleasant occurrence that is noise in your apartment. Even though it is less thought about and rarely seen in movies, could it be that floors and ceilings are also to blame for this problem?

This raises another question – if you can hear your neighbors because of thin floors or ceilings, does that mean that sound travels up?

Could that be the reason behind the noise you hear in your apartment, even though you may be on the last floor of the building, with no one else above you?

And also, which factors determine how loud the sound coming from bellow will be, and what are the measures for minimizing it?

Let’s answer these questions and help you bring back the peaceful atmosphere of your home!

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How to Fix Squeaky Hardwood Floors (From Above & Below)

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If you live in an older house, you’ll probably come across the problem of a squeaky floor.

Sure, vintage houses are unique and, in a way, charming, but problems like this make it difficult to enjoy the time you spend in them. You don’t want to feel like you’re living in a haunted house.

My friend used to put up with her squeaky floors for years just because she had no idea that it’s incredibly easy to solve this and that she can do it all on her own. She thought that she would need to hire a professional and spend tons of money just because she was not well informed.

Luckily, I am here to show you how to fix your squeaky hardwood floor and let you know that it’s rather easy. In fact, there is a number of different ways to fix your floors and you don’t even have to be a professional to do it.

You won’t need to spend a lot of money and time – the entire fixing process usually doesn’t last longer than ten minutes.

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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

How to Reduce Bass Noise from Neighbors

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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