A few years ago, my teenager son and his friends decided to start a band. Somehow, without my consent, it was decided that my garage would be the band practice location.
Of course, I was not amused by all the noise that got out of the garage and into other rooms in the house. The fact that my home office was located right next to the garage only made it worse for me.
I could not get any work done as long as the band was practicing, which was every other day, for two hours after school!
I set about soundproofing the rooms and I was impressed by the amount of noise reduction I was able to achieve. I, however, noticed that occasionally, some noise from the garage would get into the house through the windows.
It was then that I decided to soundproof my windows…Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Each one of us spends a significant part of the day in our vehicle. Normally we try to exclude all the noise that comes along, but there are days when it’s simply more nerve-wracking than usual. We try to think of as many ways as possible to deal with it without spending a fortune.
Have you heard of car undercoating? Some people swear that it’s the best thing to fix the unwanted sounds issue. Let’s see what it is and how does it work. Perhaps this could be a solution to your problems.Continue reading
Do you find your car exhaust annoying as it suddenly went extremely loud? Or did you buy a car with a loud exhaust but then had a change of heart?
Well, quieting it shouldn’t be such a problem.
It happened to me several times in my life, and every single one of them was unpleasant. I felt like everyone was staring at me for producing such noise in the traffic.
It’s not just annoying because you are hearing the loud sound, but also it reminds you all the time that something is broken on your car.
So, basically, when you know nothing about the exhaust, this might be a quite big problem for you. But, nevertheless, it’s quite easy fixing it. There are some cheap methods, and there are those a bit more permanent that will require a bit more time and effort.
Following these steps, you will be able to make your exhaust quieter on both levels, inside and outside of the car.
Now, let’s see some of the best methods to make your car exhaust quieter.Continue reading
If you are into cars, you are very well familiar with what a lifter is.
The purpose of a lifter is to keep your engine quieter and at the same time to improve the performance of it and ensure long a healthy life of the engine.
The fact is that they are made to keep the engine quiet and to be quiet themselves. However, sometimes lifters can go faulty too and start making unnecessary noise, that is surely not something that should happen.
Sadly, this is not a rare problem. It can occur rather often in older cars and in those cars that have a really large mileage. And not to mention the cases when the car itself is not serviced regularly.
The noise that they are producing can vary. It can last from just a few moments to the full time of a motor running.
The noise that a faulty lifter can produce is usually just simple ticking or tapping, but when it happens constantly, it can be really annoying.
Just remember the tapping of water from a leaky faucet. It is not much when you look at it, but when you have to listen to it; it is even more than annoying.
Now, not that the tapping and ticking sounds of a faulty lifter are just annoying, but they can also cause or be a symptom of more serious problems on your car. If you do not take care of it in time, your engine might get seriously damaged.
For this reason, I have listed four simple and common things that might cause a noisy lifter and I have also given you some of the solutions to the problem.
But let’s first give a quick look at the damage it can cause and how harmful it can be.Continue reading
I live in a suburban area where there are no big multi-story buildings – everyone is living in a nice, comfy two-story house with big yards, which means nearly everyone has a nice lawn that requires occasional mowing.
I have done a lot of noise insulation and sound-proofing on my home; however, the issue of being outside and trying to communicate with someone while half the neighborhood is using lawnmowers at the same time on Saturdays around noon still stands.
For some time I’ve considered convening a neighborhood council and setting up a schedule of lawn mowing for each street, but that seemed like too much to ask of people.
Having understood my concern, my husband has been tinkering with our lawnmower and trying to figure out how to make it quieter and, since I myself love trying out and experimenting with such stuff, I joined him and we have since found out multiple ways of muffling its noise.
If you’re interested in getting a quiet lawn mower, see our reviews of the best in the market here.Continue reading
Everyday life in the modern era is quite convenient, but there are some problems that emerge sooner or later.
One of the problems that a citizen of a nowadays age can encounter is the noise pollution. Now, if you have found yourself here, you are most likely the victim of this problem as well.
Some of the questions that regularly emerge from this common problem are: Can I soundproof my place without construction? How effective is soundproofing? Are there any everyday objects that can help me in soundproofing? How much does it cost to soundproof a room?
Soundproofing sounds like much bigger work than it actually is, and in most of the cases it can be done very easily and it would require no professional help.
Of course, some of the methods require a lot of effort, time, and money, but there are some that are quite affordable and anyone can do them.
This is just our today’s topic: How to Soundproof a Room Cheaply?
So, let’s begin.Continue reading
Working in an office cubicle can sometimes be challenging. Have you ever noticed in any brokers’ movie the way in which they communicate over the telephone underneath their own working desks?
That’s because sometimes, the only way to possibly reduce some background noise is by isolating yourself beneath your desk.
I have found myself in similar situations dozens of time! I’ve tried this trick, and it worked, for some time.
However, I couldn’t keep hiding below the table whenever I was making a call, or just in a need of silence.
That’s when I started searching for a real, permanent solution. Now, I will try to help you with a few simple solutions that I have tried myself, as well as other possible steps for soundproofing your office cubicle.Continue reading
Fighting noise while driving was never an easy job. The most vulnerable part of your car is, of course, doors. Even if you close the car windows and turn the music on the radio up, there is still a high chance that the noise will still be audible.
I hate driving and not being able to clearly hear my favorite song on the radio. But that’s not the biggest problem that you might face, and since you are here, you probably know what I’m talking about.
This has been a huge problem for me until recently when I decided to do something about it. I found a lot of information in books and on the internet and did this all by myself. I also recommended the method to a lot of my friends and they were all thrilled when they saw the results.
Luckily, you won’t have to waste your time on research because there is a number of easy ways to soundproof your car and especially your car doors and I’m here to present you with the best of them.
In addition to the traffic noise, some car doors produce very annoying rattling sounds, but don’t worry, there is a way to fix this as well. It’s fairly easy and won’t require too much of your time.Continue reading
An above-door vent is a nice way to increase air-flow inside of your home, which helps to keep the temps down and save on energy bills. This is a reason that many homes may have these vents as part of their interior design.
While this seems nice for some, there is a big issue with above-door vents: just as much as they help to disperse temperatures, they also let in a bunch of noise from either side of the door. To many, the amount of noise that you get from these vents outweighs any benefits that you can possibly get from them, and the need to soundproof above-door vents becomes a necessity.
Seeing that you are reading this article, it is safe to assume that you want to soundproof as noisy above-door vent of your own. If that is the case, then these methods will help you to block out the noise from the vent and live in peace!Continue reading