Soundproof Common Noises

Soundproof Common Noises

Some sounds are louder, longer, and just plain more annoying than others. Instead of giving you a plain list of those sounds you hear day to day, we’ve decided to have fun with a new InfoGraphic that to put it all in perspective. Notice on the sides the amount of sound that our soundproof curtains, the AcousticCurtainTM and AcoustiDoorTM, have shown to reduce.

We hope that this graphic will give you a scale to estimate how much sound you need to block in order to better sleep, study, or focus. If you experience some of these noises, or others that are contributing to noise-related issues, feel free to consult our Soundproofing Blog for tips and tricks, or try out our Soundproofing Curtains to reduce the noise that disrupts your day! If you think your problem requires some sort of construction or is for commercial purposes, contact us here for more help!

Soundproof Curtain Blocks Loud Noises

Soundproof Common Noises Infographic

Impact of Sound Blocking Curtains

Hopefully this infographic gives you an idea of how much noise reduction you can expect from soundproof curtains. While the curtains would not have as much of an effect on the loudest noise ever recorded, a volcano, or constant shotgun sounds, you can expect it to block a majority of common noises. This can range from traffic noise getting in through your bedroom window, and your husband or wife watching TV to loud out in the living room. Either way, soundproof curtains can help.

For example, say the neighbor’s lawn mower is measured at 107 dB. Soundproof curtains reduce that noise by between 21-25 dB, so you could expect that noise to be reduced to that of a telephone dial tone. To give more insight as to how much sound these curtains block, independent lab tests showed that they blocked between 60%-80% of outside noise.

Best Applications for Soundproof Curtains

Like I said, the curtains are most effective for common, everyday noises including train whistles, traffic noise or a loud television outside a living room or bedroom window. So, hopefully your neighbors aren’t performing rock concerts right outside your bedroom window, because that would be quite difficult to block.

Some of our customers also experience unwanted noise transfer within their own home, and we also have a product to help fix that. Soundproof curtains can also be used on the doors in your home to prevent noise transfer between rooms. The AcoustiDoor is the most sought after product for this type of sound issue. Customers commonly us the AcoustiDoor for noise transfer into a nursery or just in their own bedroom if they happen to be light sleepers.

Whether you plan to use one for a nursery or your own room, the soundproof door cover works even better when paired with a white noise machine.

Choosing Between AcoustiCurtain and AcoustiTrac

The AcoustiCurtain is a bit more economical than the AcoustiTrac, but it does get harder to roll up the bigger your curtain is. This is why we suggest the AcoustiCurtain for smaller windows, unless you don’t plan on opening the curtain very often.

We say the AcoustiTrac is better for large windows, because the gliding track system makes for an easier open and close with that extra weight. Then, for extra wide curtains you can go with a split panel option and the panels connect in the middle with very strong magnets when the curtain is closed. This design comes in a ceiling mounted version as well for those who don’t have wall space above the door or window to hang it with the wall mount.

The track can also be mounted over a doorway and perform just the same as the door cover. Customers typically do this when doorway is too wide to have a rollup cover.

Noise Reducing & Sound Absorbing Curtains

Sound Reducing Curtains for Common Noises

People often use curtains to reduce noise from echo in a space. Unlike soundproofing curtains, sound absorbing curtains are made from thick velvet material that helps to absorb sound waves.

Another type of noise reducing curtain is sound absorbing curtains, which work to reduce echo in a space. Sound absorbing curtains reduce the noise that would otherwise reverberate and bounce off the walls within a space (also know as echo). They’re typically made from a thick velvet material, which is great for absorbing sound, but not for blocking sound.

Don’t purchase sound absorbing curtains if you need to block noise from coming in through your windows, as they won’t be effective. Although they can absorb sound waves to stop them from bouncing around a room, they cannot block sound to stop it’s transmission through a window.

Infographic Explained: Soundproof Common Noises

Now you know how much noise reduction can be expected from our soundproof curtains. Plus, each design (Curtain, Trac, and Door) has the same soundproofing performance. You can always give us a call or send an email to for any other questions about our products.

We do get a lot of questions regarding the sound blocking abilities, and they are often people having problems with common noises.