We have been waiting a while to find the correct product to help control sound coming in or going out through your windows. While there are solutions as in adding another window in front of your existing window we do not think that is too practical. Now we have come across a removable Window Soundproof Panel attached with velcro this can be put up and taken down as needed. It is available with a covering which is a great light blocker too, in addition to being available in a clear see through vinyl. Check it out and if you use it please comment below to let our readers know if they work well.
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Did you know that windows are usually the number one source of soundproofing trouble in any room? The other day we talked about making covers for the panels in your music room but if you aren’t using a room for music is this really necessary? Probably not.
The first thing you should do when looking at your windows for soundproofing problems is check the thickness of the glass. Most windows have very thin panes but if you are able to replace those panes with glass that is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick you will see a significant difference.
You may not even need to replace the glass in the windows. In may homes, especially older ones, the real source of trouble is the seal around the window. It’s either in bad shape or doesn’t exist at all. Get some caulk and add a new seal and you’re guaranteed to hear a difference almost immediately!
If the room you’ve chosen as your home theater is ground level or above you’ll need to take the windows into consideration. As most homes are built with windows in almost every exterior room, you’ll be hard pressed to find a space without them unless you’ve had your home custom built with a music room or decide to use your basement.
So what will you do to prevent the music you make from bothering your neighbors as the sound seeps through your windows? You’re going to make removable soundproof window covers, of course.
Theyr’e easy to make. All you have to do is measure the dimensions within the window frame and cut a piece of plywood at least 1/8 of an inch thick. You’re then going to apply a layer of panel adhesive, a layer of vinyl sheeting, a second layer of adhesive, a layer of one-inch insulating foam, and a final layer of panel adhesive.
Add one more layer of plywood to cap the entire project and then attach handles to the exterior so that you can easily pull them back out of the windows when you’re finished. Finalize your panels by adding rubber trim to the edges as this will help form a seal when you put them in the windows.
You’ll never have to worry about bothering your neighbors again when you follow our soundproofing steps!