When considering soundproofing solutions, it can be quite daunting to know which solution is best. Large soundproofing projects have numerous variables to consider when developing the best solution. Many projects use various sound proofing materials to lower or eliminate unwanted sound. Some solutions are temporary, while others are permanent. One of the most frequently used solutions are quilted fiberglass panels and construction sound blankets. These are incredibly easy to install and can be used for either indoor or outdoor applications.

Soundproof Blanket for Windows and Doors

There are numerous types of acoustic blankets but the most frequently used are listed below:

  • Indoor Blankets
  • Outdoor Blankets
  • Temporary Outdoor Blanket

Indoor Blankets

These are long-term solutions. They can be employed quickly and easily and greatly diminish unwanted noise. These are most frequently used to help block noise from the following:

  • Fans
  • Compressors
  • Pumps
  • Blowers
  • Machinery

Outdoor Blankets

These are designed to be used outside and for long-term solutions. These can be used in a single application or used to enhance other sound barriers already in place. They are most often utilized for the following:

  • HVAC Units
  • Generators
  • Construction Machinery

Temporary Outdoor Blankets

These are also designed to be used in outdoor applications. They are not as robust as the outdoor blankets which are designed to be a long-term solution. Rather the temporary outdoor blankets are designed to last 2-5 years, depending upon the environment. They are a short-term solution to construction site noise mitigation projects or for event spaces.

Using Sound Blankets

For the most effective sound reduction, quilted fiberglass panels should be used with a dense barrier such as:

  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Wood
  • Drywall

When used alone as a sound reduction solution, they are rather ineffective. However, they are incredibly effective at:

  • Reducing Echoes in Large Spaces
  • Enhancing the Performance of an Existing Barrier

Sound can easily reflect noise. That is why it is extremely important to cover as much as the surface as possible. This will greatly decrease the amount of space available to reflect the sound. One place where sound is easily reflected, but most people don’t consider, are windows. That is why using a soundproof blanket for windows can be a great noise reduction solution.

Installing Sound Blankets

One of the most important things to consider when installing sound blankets is their placement. Leaving gaps between blankets can lessen their effectiveness. Limited gaps, and allowing the edges of the blankets to touch creates a single sound barrier. Sound blankets come with Velcro edges so they can be attached quickly and easily. It also allows them to be unattached and moved for short-term solutions.

Whether you need long-term or short-term solutions, IES-2000 is your sound reduction partner. Reach out today.