Archive: May 2022

Sound Barriers in Different Scenarios

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Sound barriers can greatly decrease noise in both indoor and outdoor environments. Sound barriers can be constructed with various materials, including fiberglass, vinyl, and more. Some sound barriers are versatile, meaning they can be used in any scenario. At IES2000, we design sound barriers that are versatile, functional, stylish, and built to last.

Our Sound Barriers

At IES2000, we offer 4 different types of flexible sound barriers with quilted fiberglass panels. Our barriers are:

  • 1BC Noise Barriers
  • 1BNR Noise Barriers
  • 1BR Noise Barriers
  • And 2BNR Noise Barriers

1BC noise barriers are transparent, poly-vinyl chloride barriers that reduce noise, wind, and thermal-energy. 1BNR noise barriers are non-reinforced loaded vinyl barriers that reduce the transmission of noise through walls, ceilings, and floors. 1BR noise barriers are reinforced loaded vinyl barriers that offer maximum tear strength and durability. 2BNR noise barriers are non-reinforced vinyl barriers that offer greater noise reduction than 1BNR barriers.

Our sound barriers can be used in many scenarios, such as construction projects, music events, and in noisy HVAC systems.

Construction Sound Blankets

Sound barriers can be used in construction to drastically reduce noise. Construction sites are loud, and noise on the site often exceeds 85 decibels. This level of noise is damaging to ear health and can cause major distractions. Sound barriers can be hung on the frame or walls at a construction site to prevent loud noise from carrying either inside or outside a building, as well as prevent loud echoes.

Sound barriers can also be hung near large pieces of construction equipment, like generators, air compressors, etc., to prevent sound and vibrations from traveling.

Music Sound Barriers

At a concert, music is typically very loud, often higher than 85 decibels. Sound barriers can be hung on the sides of the stage and behind the stage to reduce the echo and improve the audience’s experience. It is important that the musicians on stage do not suffer from ear pain during the concert. Sound barriers help keep the musicians safe.

Noisy HVAC Systems

If you’re having trouble with a noisy HVAC system, a sound barrier blanket with a quilted fiberglass panel can help. Our sound barrier blankets can withstand many extreme outdoor conditions, making them the perfect choice for larger outdoor HVAC systems. Barrier panels can be installed around your HVAC system to reduce excess loud noise and excess vibration.

Our sound barriers are available in rolls starting at 48” wide and up to 60’ long. They are lightweight, flexible, and easy to install. All of our products have been tested by soundproofing experts to ensure they meet standard safety and design requirements.

For more details about our sound barriers, please check out our website or contact us today!

Different Ways to Soundproof Air Ducts

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If you are reading this, you’re likely looking for different air duct soundproofing methods. Soundproofing is the process of reducing or eliminating noise and vibrations inside or outside a building. Like many experiences in life, there are many ways to soundproof air ducts. Methods include:

  • Air Duct Silencers
  • Louvers
  • Acoustic Vents
  • Updating the HVAC System

These 4 methods are explained in further detail below.

Air Duct Silencers

Air duct silencers are a tried-and-true method to prevent unwanted noise in air ducts. An air duct noise silencer is designed to provide the maximum noise reduction that can be obtained in a short depth. These silencers are installed directly on the fan inside the HVAC system. Air has to travel through the silencer before it can leave the air duct, which greatly reduces noise.

Air duct silencers can be used in many installations, such as:

  • Mechanical equipment
  • Fresh air intakes for ventilation systems
  • Processing air intakes
  • Cooling tower inlets
  • Exhausts
  • And much more

A vent noise silencer can provide a range of acoustical performance and pressure-drop requirements. They are also ideal for situations that need low levels of air resistance and high degrees of sound reduction.


Air vent louvers help reduce noise by literally cutting through it. Louvers can also direct airflow in different directions. Air vent louvers come in many different colors, sizes, and configurations to fit different HVAC systems. The type of louver you choose can either stand out or blend in with your color scheme.

Industrial air vent louvers are typically made from aluminum or galvanized steel, as metal is tough and durable. Aluminum is lightweight, and steel is less-likely to rust over time. The materials you choose for your louvers should be fire-resistant and temperature-resistant, as well.

Acoustic Vents

Acoustic vents are air vents that have acoustic noise reducers built into the unit. The entire unit fits inside the HVAC air vent and prevents noise penetration without reducing airflow. Unfortunately, these types of air vents are not available outside of the UK. They also only reduce noise in one room. If you want to completely soundproof a building, you’ll have to buy more than one unit. That can be expensive. The units may also need frequent maintenance.

Update HVAC System

One final method to reduce noise in ducts is to update your HVAC system. If your system is outdated, the fans and motors are likely run-down, damaged, or broken. A failing HVAC system is a huge contributor to excess air duct noise. Updating your HVAC system can greatly reduce noise in the air ducts.

IES2000 is a soundproofing company that can soundproof your HVAC system for less than the cost of replacement. Contact us for more information!