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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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"Renewal was fantastic! They kept you in the loop from ordering to installation. They informed you at every step of the process of what was happening. The installers were kind, courteous, and professional. Everything was cleaned up after the installation. It was as if they hadn't been there except to see your beautiful new windows. I highly recommend them."

Angie Klevorn
Nov 21, 2023

"3rd time using RBA for window replacement. Again, a very positive experience, the windows are great, the installation was done right, the professionalism was apparent from start to finish. Still have existing windows to be replaced and will definitely use RBA again to do it in the future."

Doug Dick
Nov 21, 2023

"Renewal by Andersen was a good experience for us in replacement of our windows. From the initial meeting with the sales representative, Leslie, through the waiting period for manufacturing, and then to the installment process, our experience was excellent! Communication is key for me and we were kept informed and updated as our windows were being ordered and manufactured. Calls to update us on the installation process were welcomed and appreciated. They know how much is too much so they don't pester you with unnecessary contact. We love our new windows!!! Did I say that already??😂 We can tell a major difference in reduced Street noise and also the temperature at our windows. Excellent company, highly recommend!!"

Paula Null
Nov 15, 2023

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