Block Your Backyard Noise With a Noise Reduction Fence
Exterior noise and sound can be quite irritating, whether in a residential or commercial area. Noise sources can come from neighboring homes, traffic noise, pool pumps, HVAC equipment, and nearby commercial spaces. If you cannot completely isolate the sound within an enclosure, insert a sound barrier into the direct path of the sound to block your backyard noise. This may not completely block the sound but will disrupt the direct path of the sound into the open area. In some cases, you may wish to contact a local acoustical consultant for a site survey.
Building A DIY Sound Blocking Fence With Outdoor Soundproofing Blankets
If there is an existing wooden or chain link fence, you can install exterior grade absorber-barrier blankets to block your backyard noise. The combination sound blankets have a barrier backing and an absorptive face to provide sound absorption as well as block sound. To fit the requirements of your specific application, we can custom-manufacture these blankets. Blankets are typically manufactured with an exterior grade covering with grommets at the top and bottom for mounting and mating Velcro on the vertical edges to provide a sound seal. You can also use them to surround equipment such as pool pumps or HVAC units.
Please be sure to verify your structure will comply with local building codes, ordinances, or homeowners’ association.
PrivacyShield® ABBC-13EXT Exterior Barrier Backed Soundproofing Blanket (sound absorption with a barrier layer) installed over an existing fence
PrivacyShield® AQFA-10EXT Exterior Soundproofing Blanket (sound absorption only) in use for HVAC enclosure
Building A DIY Sound Blocking Fence With AudioSeal® Mass Loaded Vinyl Soundproofing Barrier
As an alternative to the exterior sound blankets, the AudioSeal® Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) Soundproofing Barrier can be inserted between two layers of fencing to provide a sound barrier with a more elegant aesthetic.
You can mount AudioSeal® Sound Barrier to the existing wood fence every 12″ or so as needed starting across the top edge and working down. Screw planking tight per the illustrations below.
Typical Configuration: Planks / Barrier / Posts + Horizontal Studs / Planks
AudioSeal® Barrier on Fence
Completed composite fence structure
To learn more about how Acoustical Solutions can solve your noise control problems, use our contact form, call one of our Acoustical Sales Consultants at (800) 782-5742, or visit us on the web at acousticalsolutions.com.