You don’t have to spend so much just to ward off those irritating and disturbing sound in your neighbourhood. As a matter of fact, you can have effective soundproofing windows do it yourself and only spend $100 more or less. However, while these solutions are effective, they may not last for very long and you might need the expertise of a professional soundproof installer if you want a long lasting solution to your noise problem. For the meantime, you can take a look at the following cheap soundproofing solutions.
Wooden plugs may be a bit challenging to make but if you are the handy type, this would not be difficult for you. The secret to an effective sound-free room is to fill the gaps or small spaces around the window. If you can block the entry way of sound, you can be sure to have your room as quiet and sleep-inducing as possible. To create wooden plugs for effective soundproofing windows do it yourself, measure the depth of the windowsill. The thickness of the wooden plug should be based on the depth of the windowsill. The next step is to create a box made out of plywood. Its length and width should be based on the measurement of the window. Nail the box to the wooden plug then attach a soundproofing mat to the box using glue or short nails. Attach the box to the window frame to block the sound.
Foam plugs can be had at hardware stores. They are easy to install and easy to remove. They are ideal for rented space or apartments because they are for short term use. The good thing about foam plugs is they block not just the sound coming from outside sources but also the light from outside. This ideal for those who want to sleep during the daytime.
Caulking is another cheap soundproofing windows do it yourself solution. Just apply the sealant to the window openings and spaces to muffle the sound that seeps through the cracks and spaces. Acoustical caulk can be purchased in most hardware stores.