At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we know how annoying it can be for sounds to creep through your windows – from birds to trains to planes and more, it can disrupt your everyday life. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make your windows a little more soundproof and reduce the noises you hear outside. Here’s how to block noise from windows:
What You’ll Need to Block Noise from Windows:
- Lighter or Match
- Caulk Gun, Caulk
- Window Mats
- Shutters, Hardware
- To find the gaps in your windows, hold a lighter or match up to them and trace around the perimeter.
- When you discover an area where the flame flickers, use your caulk and weatherstripping to seal up the gap. This should reduce outside noise.
- Let the caulk dry completely and redo the flame test to make sure your sealing is precise.
- Head to your local hardware store and purchase a few window mats.
- Install the window mats between your outside and inside windows. This should block some of the noise from outside.
- For an effective barrier against outdoor sound, you can install functional window shutters to cover your windows.
- Choose whether you want your shutters on the outside of your home or the inside.
- Compare the look and prices of wooden, vinyl, polyurethane, and other shutter materials to decide which is best for you.
- Use the hardware provided and follow the instructions to install your shutters and reduce your outside noise.
- Invest in window curtains or blankets that are designed to absorb noise. Depending on the quality and the thickness you get, these can be extremely effective in reducing the noise from outside.
- Choose curtains/blankets that can either be permanently attached or can be hung and pulled up when needed.
- Get a quote from a professional company that will soundproof your windows for you. This is your best option, though it’s not the most cost-effective.