Noise Blocking Window Film: What Is It and How Does It Work?

noise blocking window film

Noise is an inevitable part of our lives. It’s everywhere around us. That’s why we try to think of as many solutions as possible to control the sound level in our homes.

If you have been with me reading my various tips on soundproofing, you have seen that practically every part of your house can be treated for soundproofing. Doors, windows, machines etc, whatever comes to your mind, you can make it sound more silent.

Here I shall tell you more about noise blocking window film. You will find out what it is and how it works. Moreover, I have found some interesting scientific discoveries on this subject to share with you.

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Quietest Vitamix Blenders Reviews: Which is the Best?

quietest vitamix blenders

As much as the blender is useful in a number of ways in the kitchen, the amount of noise produced when operating one can be really annoying. Thanks to technology, newer models of blenders are becoming quieter to bring you some peace in the kitchen.

With the wide range of companies known to manufacture blenders, Vitamix is certainly no new name. The company has been known to produce high-quality blenders for quite some time.

It is, therefore, not a surprise that the Vitamix blenders will be some of the top priorities for anyone who is looking for a good blender. The company has also produced some quieter models for those looking for one.

So, with all the blenders that the company produces, how do you settle for one? Which are the best Vitamix blenders on the market? Well, I did all the hard work for you. So, take a look at this article to give you an idea of where to start looking for the best Vitamix blenders.

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BedPhones vs SleepPhones: Which is a Better Aid for Sleep

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Sleep is one of the most important, necessary biological functions you perform every day. A full 8 hours of sleep, or close to that, are vital in keeping yourself healthy, both in mind and in body.

Without that benefit to your well-being, you could rightfully grow sick or even worse, so it’s important that you make sure you can sleep. Unfortunately, sometimes there’s just no avoiding the problems that prevent you from having a restful night’s sleep, as we’ve discussed before.

That’s why you try to deal with them and at least block out the sources of noise and generally try to fight back against whatever might be causing you grief. Be it, noisy neighbors or roommates, noise from outside drifting in and many more things besides, there is a solution.

Let me tell you, I was glad to have found this solution because my husband is a snorer. That’s not even the worst of it, either, as my kids tend to be extremely loud when they get up at night to get some water or go to the bathroom.

I was extremely glad to have found these options and will now do my best to walk you through what they can do for you, in hopes of you being able to decide which is the better choice for you. We’ll also mention some benefits of a good sleep, that these can provide.

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Sound Isolation Clips vs Resilient Channel (For Noise Reduction)

Sound Isolation Clips vs Resilient Channel

Make no mistake, these solutions are but one amongst many in the sea of soundproofing via decoupling methods. However, as they tend to be the most used and prominent, I figure it’s best to discuss them and how you might make a decision on what works better for you.

Discussions on how best to do this kind of soundproofing often come up relating to the home. I know I’ve experienced my fair share of issues with something that looked good and I wanted in my home due to that.

I’ve also had personal experience having to choose between these, as my parents wanted to install a partition in their games’ room. Of course, they came to me, and that is when I learned just how confusing and difficult picking between these can be.

That’s why I am going to do try my best to simplify it all and, alongside explanations, give you a succinct overview of what is better in which category and what you should ultimately choose.

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Noico Sound Deadener Review: How Effective is this Deadener?

Noico Sound Deadener Review

You know, it warms my heart to see the industry of soundproofing of all kinds booming as much as it has been in the past years. I recall a time when it was something only professionals could hope to afford or some such other nonsense.

I sure could’ve used access to good, cheap and effective soundproofing back when I drove my first ever car. Let me tell you, that beat-up, second-hand clunker was such a hellion of noise pollution that to this day I thank my lucky stars it did not somehow manage to noise me to death.

Nowadays, my problem might even be the opposite, were I in a similar situation. How am I supposed to make a decision on what sound deadener to use when there’s so much choice?

You might recall us discussing one of the main competitors for today’s product of interest. Here is a refresher, in case you need to be reminded of how that went.

Overall, however, there are many things to be said about Noico and almost all of them extremely positive, so let’s get right into it, without further ado. We’ll be reviewing and rating all possible aspects of the Noico product line, to ensure you get a comprehensive idea as to why this might be the choice for you.

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Van Soundproofing: Noise Reduction in 5 Simple Steps

van noise reduction

A friend had asked me a couple of years ago if I could help her insulate her van from noise. As informed as I am when it comes to sound insulation, many ideas came to my mind immediately. However, I wasn’t exactly sure how to help her, because I’d never insulated a van before – until then.

Of course, I did a lot of research and found an abundance of information. I determined what is the best way to do this and the results of this little project that we did in her van were amazing.

Now I want to share what I’ve learned with you since I believe there are many of you who might have a noise problem with their vehicle.

Whether you own a regular van or a camper van, there are many materials that you have to use for insulation and there is a lot of work to do, but you can easily do it all by yourself, as you’ll see. The easiest way to do this is to apply a sound deadening panel and then use some insulation over the top.

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STC Ratings for Windows: Best Windows for Sound Reduction

stc ratings for windows

If you live in a busy area with plenty of traffic passing by, or next to a pedestrian street that is always filled with people, you’re probably not too thrilled that you have to put up with all of that noise.

Perhaps you’re woken up every single morning by the annoying sound of your neighbor mowing the lawn really loudly when you just want to get some sleep, or you live next to a construction site or a playground.

Whatever your problem may be, I am probably right in guessing that the idea of soundproofing your living space has crossed your mind at least once.

No matter what you’re planning to soundproof, it is always very useful to know at least the approximate STC rating for different kinds of materials before you decide on the type of material you will use.

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How to Make a Bow Quieter and Silence It

How to Make a Bow Quieter

Have you ever tried archery and thought to yourself “Wow, how did they manage to hunt with such loud weapons back in the days”? Because I sure have.

We’ve recently bought a bow for our son to practice shooting at a target, and he’s been complaining about the very loud vibrations coming from the bowstring and the limbs, as well as some other noises it was making.

Determined to find the solution to this sound-related problem as well, I’ve done a little researching. Aside from making the bow quieter, I have even managed to improve its performance a little.

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How to Reduce Blender Noise: 10 Different Ways

towel under blender

Today, blenders are a part of a healthy everyday life. Most of us love to drink delicious smoothies, natural juices, fruit yogurts, and thick vegetable soups.

You are probably wondering why someone would need to reduce blender noise. Well, that question has not crossed my mind before I bought my new, ultra loud blender!

I decided to do something. My husband wanted to replace the blender with a quieter blender.

On the other side, I was satisfied with blender’s quality. Also, I didn’t want to buy a new blender and spend more money on something that I already had, but truth be told, that blender was really loud.

I decided to do a little research on this topic and find a solution, or at least reduce the noise that the blender was making to a tolerable level.

Here are some of the things you can do if you have this problem and at the end of this article I will tell you what I chose.

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How to Make a Lawn Mower Quieter

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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.

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