Author Topic: House on Noisy Corner  (Read 2721 times)

cyberchristine

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House on Noisy Corner
« on: October 17, 2011, 07:13:31 PM »
We've recently moved into a new house on a noisy corner. We do have double-pane windows and a 6-foot tall wood fence on the side yard.

1.) Can the clear plastic soundproofing sheets be sewn to the backside of a decorative curtain? How much does this material weigh?

2.) I've read that Hunter Douglas Duette honeycomb blinds will "reduce up to 60% of reflected sound" - what exactly does that mean and will I notice a drop in noise?

3.) I've read that planing thick low shrubs can help reduce sound. Is this accurate? If so, any recommendations on what to plant?

Thanks!

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Re: House on Noisy Corner
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 10:36:44 PM »
clear vinyl can weigh up to 1 lb. sqft the biggest problem will be making it pleat and the same goes for Mass Loaded vinyl. When ever we do curtains even with MLV in blanket form your noise reduction is far less than the material can achieve. I like to only estimate 15%-20% max, when not used in a sealed system (air tight).

When people discuss reflected sound this is more of an absorption value as apposed to blocking sound. Also referred to as NRC.


Planting shrubs and foliage does very very little for sound blocking especially freeway noise.

Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to discuss methods to solve your noise problem.

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