Blackout vs. Soundproofing Curtains

blackout curtains

If you are in the market to buy new acoustic curtains, you may be wondering what the difference is between black-out and soundproofing. We have you covered!

For an extended, see our in-depth look at Different Types of Sound Curtains.

BlackOut Curtains

These curtains are made mostly for blocking light from entering your room. They are simply a curtain with a liner on the back to keep sunlight or artificial light in the evenings, such as street lights, from coming through. It is good to be awoken by sunlight in the morning, but these curtains come in especially handy for people with unusual sleep schedules or parents with napping kids. Black-out curtains can be used to save energy since they are thermal and can also muffle sound coming though windows.

You can find these at JC Penney, IKEA, Walmart, Home Depot, Target, Amazon, etc.

Soundproofing Curtains

If you’re looking for a curtain that will reduce the amount of noise coming through your windows and doors, then you will want to buy a soundproofing curtain. These curtains are made specifically to reduce the amount of noise coming into your home by using a thicker material than black-out curtains.  They can also serve as energy savers by reducing the transfer of heat and can block light from coming through your windows.

Try the AcousticCurtainTM and AcoustiDoorTM to meet your soundproofing needs! We offer a 100% money back guarantee within 30 days of purchase, and we now ship internationally!

Bottom Line: Blackout curtains can block light, but if you’re looking for soundproofing or heat and cold insulation, choose soundproof curtains.