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?Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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?”Continue reading
The current trend in modern homes is including barn doors inside the home. The rustic look and feel add a certain warmth to the house that many homeowners seek.
Sliding barn doors are particularly a favorite for many homeowners.
However, one of the most significant challenges that these doors present is all the noise they make. You can be sure you will hear every time someone opens or closes a barn door.
Recently, we moved into a home with barn doors, and all the noise almost made me crazy. So, I sought out different ways to make the doors quieter.
Like any other soundproofing project, there are several ways to achieve the same result.
Well, if you have been wondering how to soundproof your barn doors, this article should provide some inspiration.Continue reading
If you are hearing that annoying sound and you finally decide to do something with it, then there are several things that you should know.
Namely, most of the people rush into decisions of spending a lot of money for soundproofing without even checking the real problem.
Most of the time, the very problem can be a hole in the wall. Yes, you heard it! The tiniest hole can obstruct your sleep just like that.
When my family and I moved into a new apartment, we rushed into some decisions about soundproofing the whole room without even seeking for the real problem.
So, we spent a lot of money for some unnecessary methods of soundproofing instead of finding out first what the problem is. Finally, when we have done soundproofing some parts, we found out some little holes in the wall that made a problem much bigger than it seemed.
Therefore, the first thing to know about soundproofing is to go step by step. Your priority should be to inspect first and just afterward commit to the solution.
Inspect for the holes, as they might be the biggest problem (in most of the times).
Also, solving this problem is much easier than any other method of soundproofing. Nevertheless, you will spare some money. Of course, some methods are pricier than others, but all in all, soundproofing the holes is the cheapest among all soundproofing methods.Continue reading
Presenting a project in a meeting is hard enough. If you add noise disruptions and weird echoes to that, it becomes nerve-wracking.
Sound pollution in your conference room can ruin your whole meeting and presentation.
When your workspace has poor acoustics, then productivity is bound to be affected.
Conference rooms are no different than the average office space; they’re only somewhat more significant.
Your conference room is likely the place where you conduct interviews, make a presentation, hold conference calls, and close on deals.
Now imagine how much money and opportunity is lost when, for instance, an international conference call keeps being interrupted by noise activity outside the conference room.
Regardless of the nature of the sound disruptions, poor sound quality is likely to bring down your company’s operability.
Your integrity is also in question when your walls act as ears to sensitive information.
Without proper acoustics, a business and its workers don’t work at their best capacity.
Here we look at some ways you can soundproof your conference room and improve sound acoustics in your workplace.Continue reading
Working from home can be great. You get to be your own boss and determine how long you actually work.
However, any noise, however little, can be quite distracting. For you to get work done, your home office should be able to block out as much noise as possible.
When I quit my job to work from home a few years ago, the biggest challenge I faced was all the noise in the house. The kids were a ruckus and that meant I couldn’t get much done from my home office.
It was then that I decided to soundproof my home office. I took a couple of the steps I have highlighted in this article and of course, the outcome was amazing. I have added a few other steps you can take should the ones I took not work for you.Continue reading
You are probably wondering whether you really need to soundproof the basement. Well, yes! You actually need to.
For most people, the basement may not be a special room. But there are quite a number of unique ways in which you can use your basement for.
You can turn it into a home office, or even just a chill crib. You can also decide to turn it into the kid’s study room or if you are a bookworm like I am, make it your library!
However you decide to use the basement, it may be just as necessary to make it soundproof as any other room.
Of course, I wasn’t about to spend a lot of money soundproofing the basement since I was only going to be in there for a couple of hours.
The best news about it is that soundproofing your basement does not have to cost you a fortune. With a couple of dollars and a bit of energy, you can turn your basement into a quiet and peaceful haven. Here’s how to do it.Continue reading
Chances are, if you work a normal 9-5 job, you may have got yourself stuck in traffic at one time or another. It happens to nearly everybody, and its something that is nearly impossible to entirely avoid.
While you sit there in traffic, sun beating down on top of your windshield, the noise of construction equipment, angry drivers, and stereos that are way too loud start to take their toll on you. If only there was a way to drown out all this noise to make this experience at least a little less painful.
You happen to be in luck, as there exist many ways in which one can muffle the noise of the world outside their car. Today we will take a look at some of the methods in which you can soundproof your car!Continue reading
Although achieving an entirely soundproof home is quite possible, for most people, soundproofing between existing floors can be quite difficult.
Say, for example, you live in an apartment building. Your neighbor from either upstairs or downstairs has a tendency to play loud disrupting music every evening. Of course, this could hinder you from having a good night’s sleep. Rather than toss and turn in bed all night long, or confront them and have awkward meetings from then on, you can simply get to work and soundproof the floors yourself.
Although soundproofing between existing floors can be a bit difficult, it is not that different from other soundproofing projects. The same soundproofing materials are used and the same techniques are applied. You just have to be a bit more careful. If you are looking to block out noise from the rooms above or below, then this article was written for you. Read on to find out how.Continue reading