Do shutter blinds reduce road noise?

Do shutter blinds reduce road noise?

There are multiple benefits to fitting interior Plantation Shutters to windows including increased privacy, temperature control and varying light control. One of the benefits that particularly appeals to some homeowners is the ability that shutters have to block out exterior noise because of the additional layer that is placed on the window.

There are no studies on the exact level of noise reduction that shutters provide but many homeowners report a significant improvement of the blocking of exterior noise once shutters have been fitted in place.

Every shutter material has individual properties which can impact the noise reduction possibilities of the completed shutter. These properties include the thickness and the density of a material which impacts how effectively the shutters block out external sound including road noise. For example, Craftwood MDF provides a particularly thick coverage to windows whereas Silkwood and Waterproof materials that have ABS properties are slightly more hollow in their louvres so do not absorb as much sound.

Many London properties are located close to busy roads so it is common for homeowners to look for window dressing solutions that can help to reduce the impact of the noise outside of windows. As a custom made to measure product that is fixed directly into the window area, shutters are the most effective window dressing for blocking out noise. The most effective way for the shutters to block out sound is to leave both panels and slats closed on the windows.

Shutters are custom measured and made for the window area which they are fitted to. Our experts are on hand to guide you through every step from specific measurements to the overall design of the shutters. To book in for a full measure appointment, our friendly office team are just on the other end of the phone to answer all your questions and find a suitable slot for you.

Give the team a call on 02088719222, use our Online calculator to get a material only cost for the shutters or submit a Contact Us form. We can’t wait to transform your windows with some stunning new shutters.


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Very good. Fantastic quality and fit. Very prof. Also arrived a few weeks earlier then quoted. Will buy for the next home also.

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I love my new blinds. They are high quality, look beautiful and were at the most competitive price. The fitters were also very polite and efficient.

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Plantation shutters visited my flat 20 January 2022 to measure, discuss slat size and material, and give me a free estimate which I was happy with.