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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing Windows and Doors => Topic started by: thegov3 on July 19, 2004, 05:34:20 AM

Title: Rollershades at night?
Post by: thegov3 on July 19, 2004, 05:34:20 AM
I am contemplating installing some roller shades over some windows for noise reduction at night in a bedroom. They are hollow aluminum slates approximately 9/16 of an inch thick with a foam insert. The manufacture claims a 70 to 85% reduction in noise, but cannot provide a STC rate. Good idea or bad? Bull or not? I really want to reduce low frequency noises. Will this help? I already have triple pane glass and magnet plexiglass inserts. Any help is appreciated.
Title: Re: Rollershades at night?
Post by: Victoria on July 20, 2004, 01:39:12 AM
It would probably just be easier, and just as effective, to have an air purifier, white noise machine, or fan on all night, along with wearing ear plugs.  This is what I use to drown out noise while we sleep.  It works.
Title: Re: Rollershades at night?
Post by: thegov3 on July 20, 2004, 04:37:57 AM
Thanks for the advice. I have tried ear plugs and white noise. And yes they work, but they are not ideal for me. I want to know if anyone has tried rollershades. Anyone?
Title: Re: Rollershades at night?
Post by: supersoundproofing on April 02, 2006, 04:35:46 PM
They, like Jalousy windows would not work well due to the airspoace between the slats.  See other options at
http://soundproofing.org/options_sound_control_for_windows.htm

BJ Nash