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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Other Soundproofing Questions => Topic started by: brophat on February 23, 2006, 06:18:22 AM

Title: Open arch to bedrooms lets noise in from house
Post by: brophat on February 23, 2006, 06:18:22 AM
Hi,







As the subject states, I need to soundproof an open arch that lets noise into the bedroom part of the house. If someone is talking in another part of the house the sound just goes right threw the open arch and right through the bedroom doors. My idea is to hang some kind of soundproofing curtains across the open arch. First, do such things exist, and where could i get them? Second, any better ideas?





Thank you in advance for your help.
Title: Re: Open arch to bedrooms lets noise in from house
Post by: agtrojan on September 30, 2006, 04:58:31 PM
Take a look at the bottom of the "curtains/drapes" page where you will find Clear Vinyl curtains and the mounting kit to hang the 12" wide strips of clear vinyl.

http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/curtains.htm

If you overlap the strips by 100% and hang the strips to fully cover the arch you can reduce the sound up to 13dB.  In other words, you'll get at least a 50% noise reduction.  You may hang curtains of your choice to match your decor and to conceal the clear vinyl.

Here is the procedure for calculating the clear vinyl material needed:


1) measure the width of the opening (width)

2) measure the length of the opening (length)

3) Add 4" to length and round up to the nearest foot (W)

4) Add 6"-8" to width and round up to the nearest foot (L)

5) Total lineal feet = 2 x W x L



Example: 4' wide x 6' 8"



W = roundup(4' + 6")

W = 5'

L = roundup(6'8" + 4")

L = 7'



Total lineal feet = 2 x 5 x 7 = 70'