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Four Ways to Effectively Soundproof Your Home

Noise, whether it’s coming from a blaring television in your living room or from the neighbor’s dog barking outside, disturbs your peace and quiet. You spend a lot of time at home so you want it to be a place where you can relax.

Four Ways to Effectively Soundproof Your Home

In this post, your local home remodeling expert, Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis, discusses ways you can block outdoor and ambient indoor noise.

1.  Use Soft Materials to Control Sound

Hard surfaces like hardwood, tile and laminates reflect sound waves. Soft materials absorb sound so it’s a good idea to have them in your home. You can reduce unwanted sounds with acoustic ceilings, padded carpets or rugs. Sound-blocking curtains can also minimize outdoor noise, but they don’t completely block it.

2. Minimize Indoor Noise

Background noise like loud appliances from your own home can also disturb your neighbors. Consider soundproofing your laundry area with foam insulation. The two loudest appliances in a home are the dryer and washing machine.

Turn off appliances that are not in use to reduce sound even just a little, especially in open or shared spaces like the living room. Check your appliances for unusual buzzing or vibrations, and make sure they are working properly.

3. Soundproof Doors

Doors with a hollow construction filled with air don’t do a great job at blocking noise. Particleboard-core, composite-core or solid doors create an effective sound barrier. Aside from their soundproofing qualities, these doors are available in a wide range of designs. There are also doors that are specially crafted to block sound.

4. Weatherstrip Doors

Sound can pass around the door. Weatherstrip your door in the jambs to seal gaps. Replacing your hollow door with a solid one and weatherstripping the perimeter are very effective ways to block sound.

Choose a reliable contractor in soundproofing your home to ensure noise pollution reduction. At Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis, we are your leading provider of top-quality replacement windows and doors. Call us at (314) 332-2364, or complete our online form for a free consultation. We work with homeowners in St. Louis, MO.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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