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The Noise-blocking Power Of Interior Shutters

September 17, 2018

When it comes to finding a way to block noise through your windows, plantation shutters are the soundproof window treatment that stands above the rest.

Type “how to block window noise” into your search engine and you’re likely to come up with a lot of DIY fixes and inconvenient solutions. Shutters, on the other hand, offer practical solutions along with stylish looks and tons of other benefits.

So whether you’re trying to make your home quieter to get the kids in bed while nightlife is rampant outside, or if you want to make sure your neighbors aren’t bothered by the noise from your home party, shutters are your best friend. These are just a few reasons shutters should be your go-to noise-blocking window treatment.

Shutters Are An Easier Install

One of the first suggestions you might hear for how to block outside noise is to install thicker windows. If you only have single pane windows, double pane or multi-pane windows seem like a no-brainer, but keep in mind a lot more goes into a full window replacement than a window treatment install. A window replacement can take several hours or even days, while a shutter install for a single window rarely takes more than a half hour. Not to mention, shutters cost less than replacement windows.

Plantation shutters in a kitchen

Shutters Are Built For This Exact Purpose

In addition to great light control and energy efficiency, Polywood faux wood shutters’ noise-blocking abilities were part of their initial design. Unlike cheaper hollow shutters or flimsier window treatments, Polywood plantation shutters are made from a solid polyurethane core, giving them more effective noise-canceling capabilities.

Shutters Outclass Temporary Noise Blockers

Some home improvement stores offer “window blankets,” which are thick pieces of fabric that are nailed to your wall and hang over your window to decrease sound. Not only do the majority of these look terrible, but they can also be a pain to keep in place, can easily rip or wear out, and block your entire window view. Shutters get the noise-blocking job done better, prettier, and easier.

Plantation shutters in a bathroom 

Shutters Can Go On Any Window

Some windows you definitely don’t want to mess with. Windows that sit high on your wall, specialty shape windows, or things like sliding glass doors would be way too much hassle or just not feasible to replace the glass or put in window mats or window blankets. One of the biggest benefits of shutters is their customizability. With several frames, mounts, and custom options to choose from, you’re sure to find one that can work for any window in your home.

You Can See What Shutters Would Look Like In Your Home Right Now

Your local Sunburst Shutters installers would be happy to walk you through all your options, and talk about even more benefits plantation shutters can offer your home. All it takes is a quick phone call to 877-786-2877 to schedule your free in-home consultation, or just fill out the contact form below to get started.