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How to Quiet Road Noise in a Car

It can be really annoying to try and talk or carry on a conversation in a noisy car.  Some vehicles are better than others.  A Tesla is absolutely whisper quiet due to its electric motor; however, Jeeps and trucks are often very loud. In this article I want to share some of the things you can do to DRAMATICALLY (not …

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Soundproof Curtains: Do they really work?

One of the simplest solutions for soundproofing a room is soundproof curtains.  They are inexpensive, easy to hang up, and the marketing for the curtains promises the moon.  Do they really work though? In my experience, soundproof curtains are very effective for sound deadening applications, but are almost entirely useless as sound blockers.  In a practical sense, that means they …

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How to Soundproof an Above-Door Air Vent

I built my home with special sound-proofing for my home office.  I put in sound board, insulation, two solid-core doors, acoustic foam, and thick carpet.  But there was one problem. All of it did practically nothing because I had a completely open vent above the door which let sound pass through easily. There are basically two ways to approach this …