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Old 12-02-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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Temporarily soundproof a window?


Hi everyone,
I'm researching my options for setting up a temporary sound dampening solution on one of the windows of my house, for handling party noise. (Voices, not music.)

I live in a cookie-cutter suburb development built in the 1950's, where houses are spaced relatively close to one another. My windows are original to the house and don't do an awful lot to dampen noise. (The walls are great, though; 5/8" walls with foil insulation.)

Meanwhile, a lot of my neighbors are also original to the development, so as one can imagine, they don't like a lot of noise.

So again, I'd like to be proactively courteous by finding a way to dampen sound from my windows. Any suggestions on a material that I can just throw up over a window for an evening and take back down later?

I'm leaning towards an acoustic blanket, but I'm starting to wonder if I can get similar results inexpensively with foam board insulation.

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Ayuh,... Got abunch of extra Pillows,..??

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Refrigerator shipping container called cardboard, you can paint it also. It works.
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Well jeez, if I wanted inaccurate information I could've just gone to Yahoo Answers
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Well jeez, if I wanted inaccurate information I could've just gone to Yahoo Answers
Ok, since you didn't like those answers, I have a guaranteed method.

Take 2 pieces of 3/4" plywood 4 inches wider than the window and 4 inches taller. Attach it securely over the window both inside and out. The drill 2- 2" holes in the plywood just below the frame of the window at the top so you have access to the pocket you just created.

Then, pour the pockets full with concrete, both sides of the window. You can leave the plywood on or remove it. Paint to match the rest of the house or if creative, paint the outside so it looks like you are looking into the house. You can paint the inside with anything you want. I suggest painting it so it looks like you are on a beach in Hawaii. It will help get over the depression caused by the weather we currently enjoy.
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