go to an acoustical store(places where the tv and radio stations go to
set up sound proof area in their building.. they sell stuff in a roll
that is foam and has points on it like a packing for chicken eggs(sort
of) that you apply to areas and this will not let the sound reflect back
and keep the area quiet.. make somthing like this and put a frame around
it and cover up the window and the noise will quiten down.... its pretty
expensive stuff though....
I have seen things to put over a window, that could be called a plug,
but I have never seen one in use, nor know a lot about them.
Most of the time there are a number of options to reduce noise. Are you
looking for something more general, like to reduce the noise coming in or
going out a window or something specific?
Note: They are selling the supplies and the available information is
based on their products, but overall it is a good source of information and
I don't know about quality or prices, but off hand it looks like a good
source of otherwise hard to find materials.
Has a lot of good information. I suggest that often people believe a
window is THE source of the noise, only to find the problem is more complex
Don't limit your work to the window. Noise can pass into your home in
some surprising ways.
Windows is one common way. I am assuming you have the windows closed.
Next step is to make sure the windows are well air sealed. Noise,
especially high pitched, loves to sneak in just like a draft. Thermo pane
windows are much better at blocking noise that others. Heavy drapes or
special sound reduction materials can also help, see my reference or other
Many times people have secured the window only to find it did not help
much. A common problem is the ceiling when there is an attic above. The
attic is vented to remove excessive heat and moisture. It also allows a lot
of sound in. The ceiling is usually a poor sound barrier. The insulation
does little to stop sound. They make special insulation to reduce sound,
but it is not very effective. An additional layer of drywall is usually the
more effective for the cost.
Any air vents going through the attic and then into the room, are also
sound transmitters. You need to work with them.
The outside wall is usually better, but it is large so even a little
sound per sq foot can mean a lot in the room. Again an additional layer of
drywall can help a lot for not too much money.
As noted, the best choice may be to mitigate it at the source.
Neighbors should not need to put up with barking dogs. It is the dog
owner's problem and responsibility to resolve it. Most areas have laws
about it for those neighbors who don't want to live up to their
Even active noise reduction devices are most functional
He needs to either look for the name Smith & Wesson, or
check for the nonemergency number for the police.
I have shipping blankets with grommets around the perimeter. I hang those
in the garage to keep noise out/in. The same effect might work with quilts
in the bedroom. I'm sure SWMBO wouldn't like shipping blankets hanging in
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