Noise from the outdoors or in your own Tennessee home can disrupt your peace and quiet or even keep you up at night. It can be worse when you’re living in an apartment or condo with noisy neighbors.
In this post, your local replacement windows provider, Renewal by Andersen of Nashville discusses ways you can reduce outdoor and ambient noise in your home.
How Noise Travels
The more uniform an area is, the easier the sound can travel. Flat surfaces or those that are directly parallel to each other tend to bounce sound waves around or create an echo effect.
If walls aren’t parallel to each other, there are fewer chances that the sound will bounce off. This makes egg crates and ridged-patterned soundproofing materials popular tools to reduce noise in recording studios or bedrooms.
Conventional walls and ceilings are like drums, filled with air in between their structure. When soundwaves hit one surface, it is carried through the other as noise. Meanwhile, thin walls and open doors or windows freely allow noise to travel.
Soundproofing refers to methods that use surfaces to absorb sound vibrations and materials that reduce sound transfer.
Soft surfaces absorb soundwaves while hard materials reflect them. Acoustic ceilings and padded carpeting are useful in reducing noise in a room. Drop-ceiling systems and acoustic tiles help block noise coming from basements or activity areas. Sound-blocking curtains can slightly help with outdoor noise.
Invest in high-quality windows that can be tightly sealed and closed to create a sound barrier from outside noise. We offer various types of replacement windows like casement, specialty, and double hung windows.
Consider replacing your doors with solid-core or soundproof doors. Noise can travel around your doors and windows. Weatherstripping your doors and windows to avoid noise leaks.
In addition, make sure that your appliances are working properly as damage often causes noise. Modern appliances are designed to produce minimal noise.
Properly installed windows and doors can help minimize unwanted noise in your home. Choose a trusted and reliable contractor when it comes for your patio door and windows replacement project. At Renewal by Andersen of Nashville, we are your leading provider of double hung, casement, and bay windows. Call us at (615) 238-9463 or fill out our online form. We serve clients in Murfreesboro, TN.