When They’re Used Best
If you live near a highway or above a busy street, you probably know what it’s like to have too much noise coming in at all hours, disrupting your sleep or quiet time at home. Hanging soundproof curtains or drapes could be exactly what you need to improve the noise pollution situation in your home.
A soundproof curtain is a window treatment that serves as a barrier between your home and the outside world, preventing noise from penetrating it. These curtains also prevent sound from exiting the room, which can come in handy if you enjoy being able to play music or watch TV loudly without bothering neighbors or people in other rooms of your home. Soundproof curtains are especially useful in recording studios or music rooms. They also add a sense of privacy and sound reduction in office spaces.
What They’re Made Of
One of many different types of window treatments, soundproof curtains look like any other ordinary curtains you might have in your home, but they are made of a thicker material. They contain Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV), a sound barrier, and they can be used to cover not just windows, but also an entire wall or door. The weight per square foot of the curtain, in addition to the high mass helps absorb a wide range of sound frequencies. The MLV material may also have a backing of material such as foam cushion that absorb vibrations as well as noise.
It is important for soundproof curtains to cover the entire area where sound would otherwise be coming in. You don’t want there to be areas where noise can escape or come in because there isn’t enough coverage. If you’re not hiring a trained drapery professional to hang them for you, be sure that all of your measurements and hanging techniques are correct.
Soundproof curtains and drapes come in all the normal colors and even patterns of regular window treatments, but with the added assurance of having a less noise-polluted home.