Soundproof Blog

What Type of Window Sound Barrier Is Best?

There are a variety of window sound barriers on the market that can reduce the amount of outside noise entering a room. Each option has strengths and weaknesses regarding ease of installation, aesthetic appeal, thermal insulation and noise reduction. Eliminating or reducing sound from entering a room is a need that many of us have. If you work in an office surrounded by traffic, pedestrians and construction, it can be difficult to focus. If you’re staying in a beachside hotel or Airbnb, beachgoers may be preventing you from relaxing. Pretty much everyone with insomnia and many others with sleep troubles find it difficult to sleep at home when barking dogs, partying neighbors and passing cars are constantly producing noise. In this article we explore your... Read More →

Are Sound Deadening Windows Worth It?

Many have considered soundproof windows for their homes and offices but are unsure if they can justify the expense. More and more people are coming to realize that soundproof windows pay for themselves faster than expected. Rather than us citing the impressive results our windows achieve, we thought we’d lean on some of our loyal customers to help show you why sound deadening windows are a great investment. Can Sliding Glass Doors Insulate While Acting As Sound Deadening Windows? We look to G Martin for this one. Martin sought a soundproof sliding glass door for two reasons: insulation and reducing the volume of the neighborhood’s relentless barking dog. As you can see, Martin’s new door reduced heat loss through the door during the winter. The... Read More →

Should I Replace My Windows?

Many of us have never purchased new windows. In fact, window repairs and upgrades are also uncommon. If your windows aren’t broken, why fix them, right? When finances are tight, it may seem difficult to justify home upgrades. Even when homeowners feel financially secure, the multitude of window companies and the myriad of window options available are staggering. This article answers the question, “Should I replace my windows?” We also discuss reasons to consider changing your windows, how many you should change at a time, which window types are available and factors you should consider while deciding. Why Would You Want to Replace Your Windows? There are a wide variety of reasons you might consider replacing, upgrading or otherwise changing your windows. One element to... Read More →

Sound Proof Installation Is Messy and Inconvenient, Right?

Pretty much no one enjoys it when a vendor or contractor leaves grease, saw dust, dirt and other messes behind after they’ve finished their work on your home. This kind of work is sloppy, unprofessional and it disrespects you and your home. At Soundproof Windows, our soundproof window installers prioritize cleanliness and clean-up with every job to keep your space pristine. Not only do we treat you and your property with the utmost respect, but we also pioneered an installation method that naturally leaves very little debris behind. In this article we take a closer look at how to soundproof a room from outside noise using the cleanest sound proof installation method in the industry. So Soundproof Windows Don’t Need to Create Construction Mess? We... Read More →

Do Soundproof Windows Really Work?

Many of us would prefer to have a quieter home. Whether you live near an airport, busy intersection, freeway, a construction site, a playground or a school, chances are you’re fed up with unwanted noise. You might have heard of soundproof windows or soundproof sliding glass doors, but you aren’t sure if they really work and if they are worth the investment. In this article we discuss the facts about soundproof windows and soundproof sliding glass doors. Are Soundproof Windows Really “Soundproof”? Many associate the word “soundproof” with silence. We’re not aware of any commercially available windows that stop 100% of sound, but our windows reduce noise better than any other product on the market. The first thing you need to know about soundproof windows... Read More →

Sound Proof Installation Is Easier Than You Think

Most of us enjoy a quiet home, a quiet office, a quiet hotel room, etc. Besides enjoying “the quiet” for quiet’s sake, many of us may not know the advantages of silence. We at Soundproof Windows know the value of a little peace and quiet. Noise, or lack thereof, can affect sleep, productivity and general happiness. Many of us long for quieter environments but think they are difficult, costly or a pain to achieve. This is simply not the case! In this article, we’ll discuss some of the maladies associated with noise pollution, the benefits of quiet environments and exactly how easy it is to create a quieter space. Noise Pollution Isn’t That Bad For Sleep, Is It? Noisy neighborhood parties, lawn care, pedestrians, school... Read More →

Sell Your Home Fast With Soundproof Windows

When purchasing a new home, what makes the house attractive or unattractive? Savvy homebuyers, home sellers and real estate agents often consider similar factors. Some of the things to consider are: the condition of the home, any upgrades made to the home, the functionality of the home’s parts, the landscaping, the heating and ventilation, the condition of the roof, the home’s insulation properties, the neighbors themselves, and the big one, the average noise produced near the home. People love quiet homes in quiet neighborhoods. In this article, we discuss how noise affects home sales and what can be done to mitigate noise. How Does Noise Affect Home Sales? Pretty much no one has ever said, “I’d like to tour your noisiest homes in your noisiest... Read More →

What Is the Ideal Hotel Window?

As populations continue to grow, especially in urban sectors, noise pollution also continues to grow. Casino hotels, resort casinos, and standard hotels across the world are tasked with designing rooms optimized for comfort, security, and functionality. Savvy room designers must consider which bed and bedding to purchase, which carpet or flooring, which drapes or blinds, which windows, which televisions, which refrigerators, which microwaves, which sinks, etc. As such, soundproof hotel rooms have become something for room designers to strive towards. One key component to the soundproofing of any room is the hotel window itself. In this article, we’ll examine what properties the ideal hotel window possesses. Characteristics of the Ideal Hotel Window While it may not be possible to address all of the following factors... Read More →

How to Soundproof a Room from Outside Noise

Okay, so you want to soundproof a room from outside noise. Whether you’re looking to soundproof hotel rooms, apartment complexes, condominiums, business buildings, or your own home, we at Soundproof Windows would like to offer some helpful information. In this article we’ll discuss sound-absorbing materials, sound-blocking materials, reverberation, and more. How Do Materials Absorb and Block Sound? Sound-absorption materials do not block sound. Sound-absorption materials reduce the bouncing and echoing of soundwaves in a given room. Sound-absorbers alter soundwave paths and convert the energy to heat. You’ll often see sound-absorbing devices constructed with foams and ‘squishy’ materials. Sound-absorbers are designed to reduce the reverberation in a room. Reverberation refers to the continuance of sound in a room after it was originally produced. When soundwaves get... Read More →

Tips to Isolate a Room From Outside Noise

Is it just us, or does the world seem like it becomes noisier every day? If you work a traditional 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job, the rampant noise outside your home may not be a major issue in your life. If you are one of the many thousands of Americans who work outside traditional hours (first responders, medical professionals, servers, etc.), it may be more important for you to sleep during the day instead of at night. This article will describe methods you can use to reduce outside noise from entering your home, which objects in your home cause the most noise, and which building materials in your home can be used to mitigate noise. What Methods Can Be Used to Reduce Outside Noise... Read More →