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Sound Absorbing Window Treatments

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Window Treatments Offer Tranquility

Your neighbor’s dog is barking again... you live on a busy street and constantly hear traffic noise. There you are at home trying to have a peaceful morning beverage, working from your home office, or trying to sleep at night and these outside sounds interfere.

While window coverings alone can’t make your home soundproof, they can absorb noise coming through the window and help reduce exterior noise. All Hunter Douglas window treatments absorb some level of sound. If the sound is coming from outside your home, any of the following window treatments can effectively reduce the intensity of those unwelcoming noises.

From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window treatment specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.

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Insulate Your Windows from Heat and Sound

Because of their honeycomb design, cellular shades can insulate your windows not only from heat and cold but also from outside noise. Improve your room’s acoustics while reducing the intensity of outside sound with Duette®Honeycomb Shades. Known for their great insulating properties, these noise-reducing shades absorb up to 70% of sound energy, creating a quieter, more tranquil room.

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Sound-Absorbing Shades

If you live on a busy road or in a busy city, window treatments such as Roman shades work well at dampening sound. In addition to bringing an elegant, traditional look to your home, their heavier fabric adds a sound-absorbing layer. Offered in many sumptuous fabrics, colors and opacities, there’s a style that suits any room in your home.

Provenance® Woven Wood Shades introduces an element of nature into your home while reducing outside noise. Crafted from natural woods, reeds, bamboo and grasses, these natural fibers add an organic style to any room while filtering out sunlight and distracting exterior sounds.

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Combining Window Treatments

If your goal is to reduce outside sounds as much as possible, consider combining window treatments. Simply select your base layer product (blinds, shades or shutters), choose the decorative fabric for the second layer to customize your window, and finally select either side panels or drapery. Layering multiple products provide greater sound absorption as well as creating a sophisticated look at the window.

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What Type of Window Treatments Work Best?

As mentioned earlier, all Hunter Douglas window treatments absorb some level of sound. Which ones work best will depend on the type of window treatment installed as well as other factors including fabric type, fabric thickness, opacity, the use of wood or fabric, and if you are combining window treatments.

Peaceful surroundings make it easier to focus, uplift your spirits and relax. Whether you’re seeking to reduce distracting outdoor sounds because you’re working from home during the day or you want some peace and quiet when winding down at night, the right window treatment can significantly reduce exterior sounds to create a tranquil and welcoming environment.

Sheers & Shadings
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Our innovative Sheers & Shadings beautifully diffuse and soften natural light deep into a room. Easily adjust the vanes to suit your desired level of privacy and light control while maintaining UV protection.

Cellular Honeycomb Shades
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Our original energy-efficient honeycomb shade distinguished by a crisp, clean style and available in a wide range of colors and opacities.

Roman Shades
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Featuring a sculpted, modern look, our Roman Shades offer distinctively elegant styling. Choose from a range of fold styles, fabrics, colors and textures to meet all your light-filtering and room-darkening needs.

Roller & Solar Shades
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For a look that’s custom, our Roller & Solar Shades offer a clean, contemporary appearance in a beautiful range of fabrics from sheer to opaque for unlimited light-control options. The simple yet sturdy design enhances the décor in any room.

Woven Woods
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Crafted from natural fibers and textures, our Woven Woods are attractive both when lowered and when raised to form even, overlapping folds. Create a uniquely custom look with a wide selection of shade styles and design options.

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Precision-crafted, our Shutters lend warmth and classic styling to any room. Enjoy an impressive selection of real hardwood, modern-day hybrid materials and Polysatin™ compound for maximum strength and durability.

Vertical Blinds
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Ideal for both large and small window expanses, including French doors, patio and sliding-glass doors, and bay and corner windows, our Vertical Blinds and window panels make a stylish choice for any room. Choose from an impressive selection of materials, fabrics and colors.

Wood & Metal Blinds
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Our wood, alternative wood and aluminum Horizontal Window Blinds beautifully complement the design of any room. Select from a vast selection of colors, paint and stain finishes, slat sizes, and decorative tapes.

From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window treatment specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.