DIY soundproof curtains
- want to block out low frequency noise (such as from HVAC systems and road noise)
- but soundproof curtains are expensive
- and it doesn’t seem like they are that complicated, so it should be possible to make a cheaper DIY version
basic idea: moving blankets are heavy and should be able to block out noise
moving blankets don’t absorb sound very well… but neither does most other stuff, so it’s probably a good option.
And I can of course use a bunch of layers, since moving blankets are relatively cheap.
Why curtains specifically? so that I can easily move them out of the way in case I need to get to something that’s behing them.
Therefore I am free to cover electrical outlets, windows, doors, lightswitches, etc.
which moving blanket to buy
harbor freight option is way cheaper than alternatives
curtain rod systems
- I would like a system that would allow me to cover the whole length of my walls in one stretch, so that I don’t have any gaps where sound would get through.
- this probably also means the curtain rod will need to be supported in the middle
- It seems like curtail rail/track systems are the most common way to do this?
potential curtain options:
- DIY encased insulation
- something like this I think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spg4y5_zsMs
- that kind of insulation can generally be dangerous/toxic/caustic/whatever though
- and these kinds of panels are small compared to curtains, so it would require a lot of them to cover a wall
- and they obscure electrical outlets and doors and stuff.
- for windows: magnetic panels, such as https://magnetite.com/gallery/