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  • Writer's pictureDavid Grier Jr

Soundproof Fences: Your Guide to Block Backyard Noise

Backyard noise can make it hard to enjoy your outdoor space. It can disrupt relaxation and drown out conversation.

 

A well-designed soundproof fence can significantly reduce noise, opening up the potential for a peaceful haven in your backyard. Imagine the tranquility and relaxation you and your family could experience in this noise-free environment.

 

This guide will help you choose and implement the perfect noise-blocking solutions.

 

Understanding Noise and How it Relates to Your Fencing

 

Soundproofing vs. noise reduction:

 

Eliminating all sound is difficult and often impractical for an outdoor space. Having realistic expectations is important.

 

Your goal should be noise reduction, and a soundproof fence can significantly reduce noise to a manageable level.

 

Transmission and reflection:

 

Noise travels in waves. To effectively block noise, your soundproof fence must address both sound transmissions and sound reflection back into your yard.

 

Breakdown of Soundproof Fences

 

 

Think heavy with no gaps to get the maximum soundproofing advantage from a solid wood fence. Thick tongue and groove boards nailed to heavy rails and posts. Heavy equals mass, and mass helps block sound.

 

  1. Mass-loaded vinyl:

 

This material comes in rolls and is meant to be added to a solid wood fence. It is easiest to add it as the fence is being built because it is stapled to each wood fence section.

 

If your fence is already installed, each section must be removed to add the mass-loaded vinyl, which will then be reattached as you work through each section.

 

  1. Masonry fences built from brick or stone:

 

This type of fence is one of the best sound-blocking fences you can install; it is better than wood but costlier. Masonry fences are very durable and have high mass.

 

 

For enhanced soundproofing, choose a thicker vinyl material, aim for at least 6 feet tall, and make sure the fence has a solid core, not a hollow core.

 

  1. Noise barrier fences:

 

This type of fence is designed explicitly to block noise. Traditionally, it has an industrial look and is used along highways.

 

Not all neighborhoods will allow them, but if you can build one, you should look for fences that combine sound-absorbing materials with a solid barrier.

 

Other Considerations

 

Fence height:

 

A taller fence, at least six ft., will block more noise.

 

Distance from the source of noise:

 

The closer the fence is to the noise source, the more effective it will be.

 

Landscaping:

 

Trees and bushes have mass, which helps block sound. Planting dense shrubs and trees near your fence will be beneficial.

 

Always check your local regulations for height limitations and permitted materials.

 

The best way to get effective results is to consult a professional like Premier Fence, who can assess your specific noise issues and recommend the best solutions based on your budget, noise level, and local regulations.

 

Premier Fence combines expert installation, high-quality materials, affordable pricing, and guaranteed satisfaction.

 

Schedule a free inspectionto explore your noise-reducing options

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