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Author Topic: Soundproof an open window?  (Read 6961 times)

Brian Hamburger

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Soundproof an open window?
« on: October 23, 2003, 05:44:24 AM »

..I'm sure you have tackled this issue before?

I keep my bedroom window slightly open at night so that my cat can run around outside (this is the only window that has access to the fire-escape).  There is loud street-traffic noise, but closing my window would result in even louder cat-crying noise!

I don't mind blocking the light, but your window-plug suggestions seem to emphasize that leaving an opening wouldn't block any sound?

Would my only option be acoustic curtains?  From what I've read, it seems like curtains are more for controlling echo in a room and wouldn't block much coming through an open window?  What kind of sound reduction % could I hope for?

Do you have any other suggestions... other than getting rid of my cat?  ;)

Thank You


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Re: Soundproof an open window?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2005, 03:29:11 PM »

I have a cat too, I sympathize.
How about a plexiglass cat flap?  Build a box to put inside window opening, cat flap in box.  It'll be less noisy I'm sure.  Cats like to see where they're going before the go, which is why to use plexiglass.  They even sell pre-made ones  that way, search the internet.  Good luck.  Meow.