My husband and I recently moved into a new home. We love the house. But
it sits next to a steep hill to one side. We're thinking of planting a
row or 2 of evergreens, I thinkg they're called abortives..? to help
screen the road noise.
We're also going to add the thickest type of curtain we can find. But
I'm mostly hoping the evergrees will help a great deal not only with
privacey but with cutting the noise in half.?
Any one have such a vegatative screen and does it help..?
I have three rows of arborvitae, standing 25 foot tall, which screens a road
to the side of our property. It is a very effective visual screen, but it
does little for the road noise. Insulated doors, and modern double or triple
glazed windows make the biggest difference.
What is best in life? "To crush your enemies, see them driven before
No a deck would not be feesable.
After doing some more reading these things grow too slow to work before
our grandchildren are born.
Hubby put in one row so far for a visual screen wehn they do grow in.. I
think I'll try real heavy draperies as were still using some temps from
our old home.
We were in a hotel not long ago that had them and when I moved the
curtain back you could hear the diff. We do have double pane glass, but
its not widly spaced double pane..
Anyone using heavy draperies for sound. If so were do u get heavy ones?
If it helps, layered drapery also works well. Thats where you have an inner
layer and an outer layer.
As a college student long ago, I had an apartment a bit like you describe.
Having little money, I used a set of flannel flat sheets for an inner layer
against the windows and 'behind' the fairly thick ones the apartment came
with. It helped fair amount more than just the thick ones alone. Grin,
I'm sure you can get more fancy than a flannel sheet but I was a poor
a white noise generator indoors can also help, since its consistent
and drownds out the engine tire variable sounds.
espically good when sleeping, eventually you will adjust and your
brain ignore the noise
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