These are the heavyweight curtains used in making a home sound proof. They are made of sound absorbing materials. In addition to this, they have thermal insulating properties that make them effective in soundproofing a home. You can use sound dampening curtains in blocking any unwanted noise from reaching the interior of your home. They are a practical choice for those people who live in noisy environments like the busy cities and along the busy transport routes. The loud noise produced by car engines can break your concentration when playing with your kids or when you are watching your favourite TV programmes.
Effective ways of reducing noise with sound damping curtains
- Using heavy weight curtains or drapes – This can help you in reducing noise by 300%. These curtains are twice as heavy as compared to the standard ones.
- Using pleated curtains or drapes- Once installed, these curtains can triple or double the noise reduction process. They are considered to be more effective in reducing noise as compared to the flat curtains. They are relatively thicker as compared to the standard curtains. They are also known for creating “wedges” that reflect off the sound.
Sound Absorbing Curtains
There are two main types of sound damping curtains. The two types include heavy suede/velvet curtains and thermal/ blackout insulating or energy efficient curtains.
Thermal Insulating Curtains
These curtains are a heavyweight to provide the much-needed mass to prevent heat loss and allow heat or warm air to get into your room. In addition to this, this thickness is effective in blocking out light, which comes from the surrounding.
They are effective in blocking direct sunlight and keeping the rooms dark. They are made of a thick material that makes them very heavy.
Thermal insulating curtains
They are also known as heavy winter’s curtains. They are used by people to keep their houses warm when the outside conditions are extremely cold. Additionally, they can be used in summer to prevent overheating of the rooms. The following are the main factors that determine the effectiveness of these curtains:
Right Curtain Length
The length of the curtain is beneficial in reducing noise and blocking light. For effectiveness, it should be extended above and below the window. This means that you should look for a long product when buying one.
Right Curtain length
Their widths mainly determine their effectiveness. Materials having a long width can be closed easily to reduce noise. The width should be increased to maximize sound absorption. It should be longer than the window’s length by three times.…