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Author Topic: Affordable soundproof drape or blind?  (Read 25191 times)

josh

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Affordable soundproof drape or blind?
« on: July 26, 2005, 07:47:41 PM »

I have a rather large window opening.  It measures 102" wide and 63" tall.  Within that opening are 3 single hung windows.  I would love something that blocks light and sound to put in the window.



I live on a busy street and the AM traffic noise is killing me.





I looked into soundproofwindows.com and it would cost about $2000.







I thought that a honeycomb style blind would be ideal so it would block the light (i also have a street light that shines in my window). I really think that would be the easiest to open and close, and look the best in te style of window that i have. I don't think they reduce enough noise though.  i was quoted $500 for a light blocking blind that is said to reduce noise... but i how much noise... i don't want to spend $500 to find out that it doesn't block enough...



I do want to be able to open the windows easily to let air in when i am not home.





Any other suggestions out there?  Any feedback on honeycomb style blinds?

supersoundproofing

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Re: Affordable soundproof drape or blind?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2005, 03:51:08 PM »

Several options: "blackout" drapes as in a hotel
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/curtains.htm
and/or a "windowplug".  See other options at:  http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/windowplug.htm
Or, the "Poor Mans Interior Window" at http://www.soundproofing.org/magnetite_windows.htm

BJ Nash

agtrojan

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Re: Affordable soundproof drape or blind?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006, 11:39:14 PM »

Installing a metal bracket around the perimeter of the window and covering the opening with either 1/4" or 3/8" sheet of acrylic/plexiglass will reduce a significant amount of noise.

Take a look at the following page:

http://www.soundproofing.org/sales/magnetseal_windows.htm

You'll note that the illustration shows it installed on the inside of the window frame.  You can also install the L-bracket along the edge of the window frame flush with the wall.  You then purchasea sheet of acrylic that is 2" greater than the width and 2" greater than the height of the opening.  Place the magnetic tape on one side of the acrylic along the perimeter.  Simply place the magnetic strip against the metal bracket to complete your project.