Soundproofing Acoustical Curtains, Drapes and Strip Doors.
Yes! Noise Control Blackout Curtains and Clear Vinyl sheeting cuts sound and they are economical, too!
Home Theater Curtains? Yes!
Any room should have at least 40% of it’s total area covered with absorbent material to reduce annoying reverberation, which reduces speech intelligibility.
Acoustical Curtains (Acoustical Draperies), are useful for adding absorbency to a room that has many reflective surfaces, such as home theatres, etc.. Sound control through a doorway? Yes! Soundproofing (Blackout), drapes are a quick, effective and cheap way to improve room acoustics (hang on the walls), as well as to block sound from coming through walls, doorways, windows, patio doors, etc. Especially effective on thin walls, such as mobile homes.
A cheap way to get a good nights sleep!
These drapes work best if they are not stretched tight and completely extended flat to the wall Pick a width that will allow some accordion folding when fully pulled across. (Add at least a third to the width for this). For the best soundproofing effect, try to allow at least a foot of margin around the window/door opening.
Any kind of acoustical curtains can be “doubled up” where maximum soundproofing is wanted: ___—-___—-___—-___ (Top View). Hang the first layer on regular curtain rods, then the second layer on extended rods, creating another airspace between the first set of curtains and the second. Both sides of a opening can be covered this way. These are heavy curtains (12-25 Lbs Each!) and may require a pole rod. (Get rods at the hardware store! Ask for “15 year warranty” rods.)
Use double-sided tape to seal curtain edges to wall for improved results! Also to seal center overlap of two curtains where they join together. Use it left, right and center to seal vertical edges of curtains thus reducing sound migration around and through the curtain joints at the walls and center overlap. Magnetic tape can also be cut into strips and used for this purpose.
“WALK-THROUGH” VINYL CURTAIN DOORWAY BARRIERS
Prefabricated, ready to install Vinyl Strip Doors have excellent optical clarity, permitting good visibility through doorways. Useful for thermal, dust control and noise reduction.
FLEXIBLE TEAR-RESISTANCE VINYL, AN EFFECTIVE NOISE BARRIER WITHOUT THE STIFFNESS
AND VIBRATION OF OTHER TYPES OF BARRIERS.
Mass Loaded Vinyl have lead-free barium metal powder or silicon in vinyl for added weighy and sound control!
Make these yourself by buying the material you need, cutting it and hanging it up. Save hundreds!
Mass Loaded Curtains (Black/Gray, can’t see through) in 4′ wide sheet – These are also used to increase noise reduction by placing over windows and doors.
See-Thru Vinyl Curtain Material (Clear) 4′ wide sheet – Can be applied directly to clean glass to reduce sound coming through the window. Use a solution of distilled water and a few drops of “No Tears” baby shampoo without conditioner. Use a spray bottle to apply and a rubber squeegee to remove bubbles. Use a lint free cloth or coffee filters to clean with the same solution you used to apply. Do not use any cleaner with vinegar or ammonia or paper towels.
Also used for sound/dust control over openings as well as protective covering for tables, etc.
Select Mass Loaded Vinyl Opaque or Clear Vinyl material (or both!) from above chart.
Measure your doorway or window and order to the closest foot in length. For instance, if your doorway was 8′ 2″ high, you would need to order 9′ feet of material. Material can be grommeted (Get the tool at the hardware store!) or mount with some “sandwich” boards holding it at the top. The board is then mounted over the doorway using screws, nails or chain. (Or use the mounting kits shown).
Cut vinyl to length with snips or sharp knife. Allow to brush against the floor for maximum sound reduction. Walk-through panels can easily be made from the 4′ wide sheet with vertical length-way slits. Or order precut strip material from us. Double-up or hang on both sides of the opening for maximum effectiveness.
Our See-Thru Vinyl curtains Meet California Fire Marshall Registration No F-561
Use the mass loaded vinyl (MLV) on walls as a backing for the noise control curtains above to increase effective sound blocking. As effective as lead sheeting! MORE!
USE THESE SIMPLE PIN TYPE MOUNTS TO HOLD DOOR STRIPS FOR REAL QUICK ASSEMBLY
CEILING MOUNT — WALL MOUNT