TM Soundproofing How To Choose A Sound Curtain

How To Choose A Sound Curtain

There are 10 different variations to the sound control curtains that we offer.

Below we have compiled a list of the different variations and outlined the differences between them to help you choose the correct sound control barrier for your specific project.

Clicking on the underlined number of the curtain will take you to the page of that item where you can choose the specific thicknesses and options from the drop down menu there

Short-Term Applications:

The following sound control curtains have a lifespan of 3-5 years when installed properly.  They are durable and can be used in both indoor and outdoor locations.  They have exceptional sound dampening qualities and comply with Construction Noise Ordinances.  

Sound Curtain-Heavy Duty, www.TMsoundproofing.com

13X
•1" thick vinyl coated cloth faced fiberglass
•1 LB. reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier
•STC rating: 27
•NRC rating: .70
Sound Curtain- Heavy Duty, www.TMsoundproofing.com 13X2
•2" thick vinyl coated cloth faced fiberglass
•1 LB. reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier
•STC rating: 32
•NRC rating: .85
Sound Curtain-Heavy Duty, www.TMsoundproofing.com 13X-2LB-2"
•2" thick vinyl coated cloth faced fiberglass
•2 LB. reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier
•STC rating: 37
•NRC rating: .85
Sound Curtain- Heavy Duty, Economic, www.TMsoundproofing.com

EXT-N
•1" thick vinyl coated polyester quilted fiberglass absorber-exterior grade
•1 LB. non-reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier
•STC rating: 27
•NRC rating: .70

Sound Curtain-Heavy Duty, Economic, www.TMsoundproofing.com

EXT-N-2"
•2" thick vinyl coated polyester quilted fiberglass absorber-exterior grade
•1 LB. non-reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier
•STC rating: 32
•NRC rating: .85

Long-Term Applications:

The following Sound Control Curtains have a lifespan of 10+ years.  They provide optimal low-frequency sound absorption and comply with Neighborhood Noise Ordinances.  

  Sound Curtain-Heavy Duty, Permanent Applications, www.TMsoundproofing.com BBC-EXT-R
• 1" thick vinyl coated polyester faced quilted fiberglass - exterior grade
• 1 LB. reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier 
• Sewn with high-quality Gore Tenera thread.

• STC rating: 29
• NRC rating: .65 
Sound Curtain-Heavy Duty, Permanent Applications, www.TMsoundproofing.com BBC-EXT-R-2"
• 2" thick vinyl coated polyester faced quilted fiberglass - exterior grade
• 1 LB. reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier
• Sewn with high-quality Gore Tenera thread.

• STC rating: 33
• NRC rating: .75
Sound Curtain-Heavy Duty, Permanent Applications, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com
BBC-EXT-R-2LB
• 1" thick vinyl coated polyester faced quilted fiberglass - exterior grade 
• 2 LB. reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier
• Sewn with high-quality Gore Tenera thread.

• STC rating: 38
• NRC rating: .65
Sound Curtain-Heavy Duty, Permanent Application, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com BBC-EXT-R-2LB-2"
• 2" thick vinyl coated polyester faced quilted fiberglass - exterior grade 
• 2 LB. reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier
• Sewn with high-quality Gore Tenera thread.

• STC rating: 38
• NRC rating: .75
Sound Absorber, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

QFA-EXT-D-2"
• Vinyl coated polyester (VCP), heavy-duty facing on both sides of a
   2" thick fiberglass absorber-exterior grade
• No noise barrier
• Sewn with high-quality Gore Tenera thread.
• STC rating: 21
• NRC rating: .75

Customers Questions and Answers

1) dave : putting up 2 layers 5/8 rock---y recommend green glue ---or vinyle or can i do both?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Hi Dave. You can do both by putting up the vinyl first then the first layer of drywall, Green Glue and the 2nd layer of drywall. If you only want to choose one of the two we recommend the Green Glue over the Mass Loaded Vinyl. Thank You.

2) Robert S: Hello. I work in a industrial facility. Our plant offices are located inside the plant and is a portable prefab office of drywall panels put together between aluminum structural members with a drop ceiling. Right next to the office we have a lift truck aisle and then an exterior wall. It gets pretty noisy in the office. My question - Do you think that hanging sound absorption panels on both the outer office wall, and the exterior wall along the lift truck aisle will reduce the overall amount of sound transmitted into the offices? Would it be more efficient to build a wall a couple of feet from the office wall and then hang the panels on there be better at reducing the sound transmitted to the offices? Thank you.

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Hi Robert, It will alleviate the situation somewhat. However your real issue is the sound coming through the drop ceilings and walls. For the drop ceilings try using the ceiling tile barrier. For the walls put insulation or panels on the outside and add a 2nd layer on the inside with Green Glue in between.

3) Nikieah B: I work from home and I need a window cover to block the outside noise. What would be the best option for a standard window to keep the noise from outside coming in? Loud noises like kids playing near window, police sirens, Garbage trucks?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

See our custom window panel meant to be used specifically for situations like yours. http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/Soundproof-Window-Panel.html