Whether you live in a bustling city or the suburbs, we all experience unwanted noise. From car alarms to birds chirping, even the most peaceful sounds can interrupt your rest. Soundproofing your home may feel like a daunting task, but proper window treatments are an easy solution.
Although most blinds are built with energy efficiency in mind, those same technologies also function to trap sound or block noise from entering your home in the first place. There are several options when it comes to sound reducing windows, so here are our top recommendations to make this happen:
Honeycomb shades are primarily engineered to reduce heating and cooling costs, but their innovative honeycomb-shaped cells trap up to 70% of unwelcome sound energy. These chic shades will help you create the most tranquil space in the neighborhood.
Honeycomb shades are also one of the most customizable window treatment options. Have them fit doors, uniquely shaped windows, and even skylights to soundproof your home. Combine honeycomb shades with smart-home automation for the ability to adjust your shades at the touch of a button.
Cellular roller shades offer similar benefits to honeycomb shades while providing a more straightforward and classic look. Hidden behind the primary layer of fabric, a second layer folds to create light- and sound-trapping cells. This dual-layer design makes cellular roller shades better for soundproofing windows than traditional roller shades.
Roller shades are also among the most diverse shades available on the market. Browse a wide array of fabric options, from smooth sage green to textured sandy beige, to capture the style and function of these versatile blinds.
If you’re looking for a more rustic option, wood or faux wood blinds are an excellent alternative to fabric shades. The porous material absorbs noise, preventing it from reaching your living space. Rotate the slats to adjust noise levels or visibility without raising or lowering the blinds.
Faux wood blinds can significantly benefit those living in humid environments. These blinds resemble natural wood grain while ensuring that your new shades won’t fade or warp from UV rays or humidity. But don’t worry, the synthetic construction also provides the same level of noise reduction as blinds made from natural wood.
Opt for shutters for a wood or faux wood covering that offers more noise reduction than regular blinds. This classic option is known for its’ enhanced privacy, which also means shutters are more effective than blinds at eliminating outside noise. The wood slats shut tightly, absorbing more sound and letting less sound seep through. Plus, this cordless option is also safe and durable for active households.
Custom window treatments can be a straightforward answer to soundproofing your home. If your goal is to reduce sound, share that with your window treatment specialist during your free consultation. No matter your goals, you can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas custom window treatments for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!