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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenDo It Yourself (DIY) · 2 months ago

Is a single piece cardboard a good sound dampener / absorber?

What makes a material absorb sound? Looking to sound proof my apartment by covering windows with cardboard maybe?

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  • drip
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Heavy drapes will muffle the sound,  

    You can also buy noise reducing drapes

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  • 1 month ago

    Acoustic ceiling tiles would be better than cardboard--but what about light? and air? Are you even permitted to completely cover the windows? They are there for a reason--and one of them is emergency exiting--or fire safety. Why  not just try heavy curtains? 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It can be.  Sound travels through air, so you need to block air paths from a window as the priority. I would imagine multiple layers are going to be better than a single layer as the more interfaces sound has to go through the more energy is dissipated.

    Check out this https://quietden.com/does-cardboard-absorb-sound/#...

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  • 2 months ago

    One layer of cardboard isn't even a BAD sound dampener.

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  • 2 months ago

    very small, dead, air pockets is what makes soundproofing work.  the corrugated type of cardboard will work beter than the solid flat stuff

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Surprisingly, corrugated cardboard can be used for sound reduction due to its ability to dampen sound movement and reflect some of the sounds. Depending on the location, corrugated cardboard can be anywhere from mildly to highly effective when soundproofing. it won't absorb sound per se - it will reflect it to dissipate energy. Foil faced cardboard can be even more effective.

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