How to Soundproof a Room From Outside Noise

How to Soundproof a Room From Outside Noise

When in the comfort of your home, you certainly want to enjoy the peace and quiet. However, this may not always be the case especially if you live near a busy street or in an apartment building.

Noise from outside and from the neighbors can be quite distracting especially at night when you just need some rest.

Although there are hardly any places to live where there isn’t much noise, you do not have to put up with it.

The good news is that you can soundproof just about any room from outside noise. With these simple steps below, you should be able to have a noise-free room within a short time.

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How to Soundproof a Mobile Home: The Ultimate Guide

How to Soundproof a Mobile Home

Mobile homes are something really nice and practical, and quite popular nowadays. Traveling around the globe, but with your house with you is truly something to wish for.

However, life on wheels is not all strawberries and rainbows. It has its problems as well.

One of the problems that follows you wherever you go when it comes to mobile homes is the very sound insulation.

When it comes to soundproofing, there are 2 golden rules that you would have to respect if you want to have your peace. These are:

1. Make your weak structure dense (doors, walls, windows, etc.)

2. Fill in all of the gaps that you can find (between doors and door frames, etc.)

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How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door: 8 Easy Ways

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Our garage walls have seen so many different things. When we first moved in, it was a place for my husband’s “Do It Yourself” weekend projects. Later we bought our first car, so that became its main purpose. Over the last few months, our garage is our sons’ favorite place to practice drumming.

No matter what you use your garage for, we can agree that there is nothing more irritating than a noisy garage door. If you are coming home late after the night in town, you don’t want all your neighbors to hear you.

All that squeaking is not amusing at all. In this article, I will give you some useful tips and hacks on how to overcome this problem. So let’s just skip to the main part!

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How to Block Snoring Noises and Have a Peaceful Sleep

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If you have a partner that snores loudly, and you are a light sleeper like I am, then it can be very hard for you to sleep through a whole night peacefully and without waking up.

In my case, my husband is a very deep sleeper and a committed snorer.

It has been hard to sleep next to him, and I often found myself lying there in the middle of the night, looking at the ceiling, and wondering what did I do to deserve this.

Running to another room was not an option. It would solve the problem for that night, but it is not a long term-solution.

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What are the Effects of White Noise in the Workplace?

Effects of White Noise in the Workplace

Let me tell you, it feels kind of bad, being old enough to remember a time where white noise was something you associated with a broken TV. Or, at the very least, with signal problems.

That static-y and annoying sound, accompanied by what my mother used to call the “Very poorly made snow show” was never a welcome sight. Especially on those few rare occasions when it happened during my favorite shows or Monday night football.

Nowadays, white noise has been relegated to the meaning of background noise, whether it’s good or bad. Because, let’s be honest, depending on what kind of person you are, it can be very good or bad.

Some people, me not included, can work quite well with background noise. The sounds of people bustling about around you and generally being active is comforting and even helps you focus.

On the other hand, I can tell you from personal experience that it can be a major detriment, too. I’ve written about this exact thing and gone into more detail there.

Suffice to say, work flows better when I’m not drowning in noise. Why is that?

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Best Quiet Toys for Church Service

best quiet toys for church

If your toddlers can manage to remain quiet for the entire service, then you should consider yourself a very lucky parent.

I am a mom to three very beautiful kids. One of the biggest problems that I have ever had to deal with was to keep them calm during the service. I have had to be that mom that carries away their screaming child right in the middle of the church service.

With my first one, there really wasn’t much I could do. Going to church meant being prepared to walk out as everyone watches you with a wailing child in your arms.

The beauty of parenthood is that you learn as you go. A friend introduced me to quiet toys for church and I must admit that Sundays have not been as devastating as they were.

My youngest is still a toddler so in this article, I am going to highlight some of our best quiet toys for church. If you have been at crossroads wondering how to keep your kids engaged during church, then you should really check this out. You can thank me later.

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When to Stop Using White Noise for Baby

Baby White Noise Machine

I know that motherhood can be really hard. Sometimes, you just wish to run away! Jokes aside, there are moments when you can’t really help your baby falling asleep.

Have you tried a white noise machine? They are effective even with older ones, but on the other hand, can they do any harm to your baby’s health and hearing? Well, it depends on what you consider for a health problem.

If you are thinking about baby’s hearing, it may cause some unwanted problems, but only if you are not cautious with the white noise machine volume. In other cases, it can cause an addiction.

So once this time comes, you will definitely need a white noise machine. The question is, when should you stop using that machine?

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Dynamat vs Hushmat: Which Is A Better Automotive Sound Deadener?

dynamat vs hushmat

Are you a music lover? Then you surely love it even more in your car, right? Well, there’s nothing better than an open road and your favorite band playing on the radio.

Unfortunately, that moment can easily be ruined by the noise of your engine, or with road noise. As we know how echo works and that the car is mostly made of metal/steel, we can assume how bad acoustics sometimes can be.

Luckily, there is a simple solution to this problem- the sound deadener. Some of the most famous ones are Dynamat and Hushmat.

In this article, we will try to define which one prevails by giving you a wider picture of both of these products and declaring the winner. So let’s start!

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How to Soundproof Office Cubicle and Block Out Noise at Work

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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.

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Reduce Furnace Noise: How To Quiet A Noisy Furnace

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As soon as the winter season approaches, I cannot wait to snuggle up in bed with my favourite blanket, make myself a nice cup of hot tea and pick up a book or put on my favourite Netflix show. Most of you will likely agree with me that there is nothing better than a warm, cosy house on a freezing winter morning.

I personally prefer to use a fireplace to keep me warm during winter days, but some people do not have the luxury of owning a fireplace, so they use a furnace or an electric heater instead.

As you probably know, furnaces are usually located in a separate room, most likely in the basement, since they do not look particularly presentable with all the pipes and the additional equipment, so most people prefer to hide them away.

However, anyone who owns a furnace will agree that the noise coming from the furnace room can be quite annoying and can become unbearable over time. Despite the fact that the furnace is usually in the basement, the noise it emits still spreads throughout the house.

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