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Do Shutter Blinds Reduce Road Traffic Noise?

2:50PM 19 March 2021

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether or not shutters can reduce road noise, the answer is a resounding yes! They offer excellent noise reduction benefits for your home. But what is the best way to reduce noise through the windows?



Do wooden shutters block out noise?

External noise can be one of the most aggravating things when you’re trying to relax or to focus at home. Do shutter blinds reduce road noise? They certainly do!

Road noise can be particularly intrusive when you have any windows facing the street or at street-level. With so many of us now working from home, it’s essential that we create a quiet space to allow us to focus on the job at hand.

If you are being bothered by outside noise and you’re ready to do something about it, then it’s time to install a noise cancelling window treatment, such as window shutters.

How do soundproof shutters work?

Our quality wooden shutters are made from solid hardwood and due to its thickness and density, it has natural sound proofing qualities. It's that simple! This also means that shutters are proven to block out much more noise than noise reducing curtains and blinds.



Noise Cancelling Shutters in Your Bedroom

Not only do shutters do a great job of blocking out the sunlight so that you can get a little extra sleep in, but they also do an incredible job of blocking out noise from outside.

Some windows do a better job of blocking sounds than others, but even if your windows aren’t carrying their weight, we can help you find shutters that will pick up the slack to improve window noise insulation.

We recommend bedroom shutters that are designed to block out unwanted noise and light, to help you, or your family, get a more restful sleep. Investing in a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do to improve your quality of life, because waking up from noises or light before you’ve had a full night’s sleep can make you feel grumpy, groggy, and unrested for the entire day.


Noise Cancelling Shutters for Your Home Office

When you’re trying to work from home, it’s worthwhile to invest in a set of  shutters for your office window that are going to help block out as much noise as possible.

Small but frequent distracts can make even the simplest of tasks take much, much longer. When you’re constantly being distracted from your state of focus, everything becomes more difficult than it needs to be. As well as blocking out unwanted noise, shutters also allow you to control the light that enters you room, a simple tilt of a slat means you can prevent glare on your screens.

Why is window noise insulation important? 

Road noise can be a massive distraction when you’re trying to work and a massive problem when you’re trying to get you or children to sleep.

The windows in your home are the easiest way for outside noise to find their way inside. The thin surface of any window is not an ideal way to keep sound out on its own. Furthermore, if you have windows that can open there tends to be slight gaps, which is another opportunity for sounds and noise to creep in.

The benefits of noise cancelling window shutters

  • Hardwood shutters do the job more effectively than other window dressings
  • Plantation shutters can be designed in a range of stylish colours
  • DIY shutters will save on installation costs
  • Window shutters are a timeless window covering



Not sure where to start? Read our measuring guides and then get a quick quote to see how much you can save. If you have any questions at all, get in touch with our expert shutter team who will be happy to help guide you through your shutter journey.