Here’s the lowdown: Each shutter material boasts unique properties that influence its noise-reducing capabilities. Thickness and density play starring roles. For example, Craftwood MDF provides a particularly thick coverage to windows whereas materials that have ABS properties are slightly more hollow in their louvres so do not absorb as much sound.
In bustling cities like London, where the sounds of busy streets and roads can be a nuisance, homeowners often seek window dressing solutions that double as noise barriers. That’s where shutters shine. This custom-made product is precision-engineered to fit exactly in your window area, leaving minimal room for noise to sneak in.
Alongside your stylish shutters, there are 5 other methods you could consider to increase noise reduction including:
1. Double Glazing: Think of double-glazed windows as the first line of defence. They consist of two panes of glass separated by a layer of gas or air, making them excellent at reducing noise and boosting energy efficiency.
2. Soundproof Curtains or Drapes: Heavy, sound-absorbing curtains or drapes with an extra lining can significantly reduce noise infiltration, turning your space into a serene sanctuary.
3. Weatherstripping and Sealing: Seal the gaps around windows and doors with weatherstripping. It’s a two-for-one deal, helping with noise reduction and energy efficiency.
4. Acoustic Panels: Strategically place these sound-absorbing panels on walls or ceilings to absorb and reduce sound reflections, turning your room into a quieter oasis.
5. Caulking and Insulation: Insulate walls and ceilings and use acoustic caulk to seal gaps and crevices. This double whammy will further reduce noise penetration.
So, the grand finale, why are shutters the MVPs of noise reduction?
Custom Fit: Shutters are tailored to your window area, leaving minimal gaps.
Solid Construction: Made from dense materials like wood or MDF, shutters provide an extra barrier against external noise due to their thickness and density.
Versatile Control: With shutters, you’re the conductor. Control both panels and slats to fine-tune your noise reduction needs.
Long Lasting: These durable window treatments offer long-term noise reduction and timeless style, alongside all their other benefits which you can read about here.
In summary, Plantation Shutters are noise-reduction champions. Ready to embark on your noise-busting journey? Contact our experts today by calling 02088719222, or submitting a Contact Us form. Get ready to welcome serenity through your windows with stunning new shutters!