I have 3 x 4 ft window that I want to soundproof against road noise etc.
I've cut a 3 x 4' 1/2 inch particle board insert as step 1, and I'm need to
determine the best soundproofing material to tack to one side of it.
I'm only looking for standard stuff I can get at Lowes or HD, and it can be
up to several inches thick.
Foam rubber from a fabric store/Micheals would work. You would not need the
particle board either.
Measure the window and the thickness and have some one cut it for you. I
will not comment on what it will look like to your neighbors. Or for that
What is uses commercially is a fibrous stuff like fiberglass insulation
covered by a dense, resilient membrane. One good membrane is lead loaded
vinyl. Some applications that can't use lead use barium loaded vinyl which
Larry "George E. Cawthon" < email@example.com> wrote in message
I would use rigid Styrofoam, it cuts quite easily with a utility
knife. I would use it alone depending on friction fit without the
particle board. You would get 2 pieces out of one 4x8 sheet. If
you are going to glue it to itself or anything else, make sure to
buy the panel adhesive for foam, the regular stuff will eat it.
Keep the whole world singing. . . .
Mass is the key. Things like fiberglass, styrofoam, etc. will not
stop transmitted sound effectively. Cement board, wallboard,
particle board are the best cheapest materials. Just make sure it is
well secured. If you want to get fancy, you could glue together a
sandwich with two layers of wallboard and a layer of fiberboard in the
The link to what you need to know is at:
What we've read here is "Guess-timates" of what people THINK will
work! (It won't).
On Fri, 09 Jan 2004 20:19:09 GMT, "Chopper45"
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