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Yes, as general concepts, both can be used for noise absorption but that doesn't mean they work the same way. They can have potentially different absorption levels; different targeted frequencies; different form factors; different areas of use. This page tallies up the absorption coefficients of hundreds of products: ...


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Depending on what you mean by acoustic foam (spray foam or egg-crate type sheets) they are different products meant for different applications with some overlap in function. Rockwool is batt insulation product made to be installed within walls or other structures. It provides good insulation that is not affected by moisture and is not a food source for ...


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I am by no means a professional 'sound guy' but I do enjoy playing my music and movies without any outside noises. It sounds like you are suffering from a similar situation I deal with. Often it's not about preventing 100% sound from coming in, but preventing it from reflecting and propagating. Some common anti-echo techniques I employ are: hang framed ...


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If you've just moved in, give it a few months. Your brain will learn to filter out the noise better than the fence would. Unless you're setting up a sound studio, this is probably both simplest and most effective.


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Solid is better than not solid. Thicker is better than thinner. But at the end of the day, wood fences won't do much to dampen sound at all. If you can, go with a solid fence of some sort (block, brick, etc.) but that'd be expensive and laborious, of course. If you have to stick with wood, go with solid panels and then plant a lot of shrubs on both ...


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The double board fence as you suggest may be your best chance at baffling the noise, whether it is a board and batten arrangement, or boards nailed relatively tight on either side of a purlin. Either of these are better than what you have now What I believe will do you best at sound deadening, is planting ivy or other climbing vines to create depth on the ...


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Moving would be the option most likely to actually work. Highway noise coming from a block away is probably not going to be significantly affected by a low fence, as it's already passed over/around a block worth of houses that are presumably taller than 8 feet. Noise control "fences" (as built by the highway department where they build them) are massive and ...



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