While economical, standard curtains or blinds are not efficient at blocking out noise from outside; they are usually too lightweight and loose-fitting to create a satisfactory barrier. Many of our customers come to Diamond Shutters seeking a more dependable solution to their noise issues, wanting to know if window shutters lessen noise.
After fitting window shutters in your home, you can expect to experience less noise coming in, especially if you fit them to street-level windows. You will hear much less noise from passers-by, traffic, or loud music lovers and find yourself enjoying more peace and quiet. Indeed, shutters are known to have great soundproofing qualities. With thick and durable louvers, materials that reflect and absorb noise, and frames that create a tight seal on your windows, shutters will significantly decrease the overall noise levels in your home.
Compare this to alternative window coverings such as curtains and blinds. Blinds are lightweight, frequently made from thin and flimsy materials that are incapable of blocking out noise. Curtains may be thicker, but they move and leave large gaps on all sides of your window frames allowing noise to pass through. However, a quality set of window shutters has fewer spaces for noise to seep into your home. Interior shutters are also versatile: the easy-to-adjust louvers allow you to let in a small amount of light or air without introducing unwanted sounds into your room and ruining your feeling of serenity. Shutters truly offer the best of both worlds!
For more information and guidance regarding window shutters, please feel free to get in touch with the Diamond Shutters team, as we are always delighted to help.