Noise from the outdoors can disrupt your sleep schedule or indoor activities. There are several soundproofing materials on the market, including acoustic grade inserts, cellular blinds, and sound-absorbing curtains and drapes.

Acoustic Grade Inserts

An acoustic grade insert that is constructed of dual layers of laminated glass that surround a layer of plastic can provide greater noise reduction than double-paned windows. An insert will contain a flexible membrane that outlines the laminated glass. The membrane will hold an insert securely in a window cavity.

Measure the length and the width of each window that is in a room where outdoor noise tends to become disruptive. Order acoustic grade inserts from a supplier that sells performance products for windows. Wedge each insert in each window. After properly installing the inserts, the membrane will lay flush with the casing that surrounds each window. There will be a gap between each original glass pane and one of the inserts.

Cellular Blinds

Cellular blinds are often called honeycomb blinds. When cellular blinds are hung, collapsible voids can be viewed from both ends of a window covering. Each void is a hexagonal shape that resembles a unit of honeycomb. The multi-layered materials that are used to manufacture cellular blinds will block outdoor noise and will insulate windows. 

Cellular blinds come in many colors and sizes. Bamboo, faux wood, and bonded polyester are some of the materials that cellular blinds are constructed of. Purchase blinds that possess a single, dual, or triple cell layout. Triple cell blinds will contain more cell-shaped endings than single or double cell models. Hang cellular blinds in the same manner that you would hang traditional flat blinds.

Sound Absorbing Curtains And Drapes

Sound-absorbing curtains and drapes are window treatments that are made with thick, heavy pieces of fabric. Multiple dense layers of fabric are typically sewn together, to provide each window treatment with its sound and vibration blocking capabilities.

Velvet, suede, and polyester are three popular fabric varieties that sound-absorbing curtains and drapes are made of. Choose from multi-paneled designs or single panel window coverings. After measuring the windows in your home, contemplate how long you would like the curtains or draperies to be.

To maximize sound blocking efforts and the amount of privacy that you are supplied with, purchase curtains or drapes that are relatively long. Use curtain rods or clips to hang the curtains or drapes that you have invested in. If you would like to use sound-absorbing curtains or drapes year-round, purchase two or more sets that each feature different seasonal colors and patterns.

Contact a soundproof window installer, such as, to learn more.