How to Build a Noise Reducing Fence
Fences can be built to address many different needs, including security, privacy, or aesthetics, but the most forgotten benefit of all is noise reduction. If you live in a populated area or on a busy street, a noise reducing fence can make a world of difference to the living conditions of you and your family. Here are the key elements of a noise reducing fence:
No matter the quality of the fence, you will not achieve noise reduction unless it is built with height to block the sound. If applicable, be sure to check with your Homeowners Association for rules about fence height options before beginning any construction.
Minimize Fence Gaps
The best constructed noise blocking fences are designed with minimal gaps between panels. This can be achieved easily with many different types of wood or vinyl fences, but the lightweight vinyl material is not as effective when dampening volume. Some homeowners choose to install vinyl directly into their wooden fence for even better soundproofing.
Fence durability is essential in reducing noise. To ensure this, make sure to use a quality contractor who produces top notch work and uses quality materials that will last.
Use Dense/ Heavy Materials
The denser the fence material, the more effectively sound can be blocked. Stone, brick, and cement walls also serve as great soundproofing materials but can be expensive and in many neighborhoods not allowed. If you are looking for a wooden fence, red cedar serves as a great sound barrier when these other elements are met.
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