Have a sound studio in the backyard, and the Electric utility just cut down numerous trees that buffered the sound from an adjacent highway. Is there a relatively inexpensive way to block sound from the highway along a 200' chain link fenced property line?

  • I have seen sound barriers behind where bands play at restaurants when neighboring businesses do not want the noise. I'm sorry, but I don't know the brand name. Mar 11 '16 at 10:15

The only thing I personally know of, but don't know its name or manufacturer, that works quite amazing is for cyclone fences only & used by Golf Courses. Their version looks & feels like Astroturf & are just slats or strips that you feed into the cyclone netting. Really impressive at a course I used to play, where you're only 40' from a 4-lane highway.

Otherwise, here's one of many companies who handle fence situations. That one's mostly blankets, but many others are slats or strips...Google - cyclone or chain link fence sound barrier. The Home improvement stores also offer aluminum mini-blind type slats, if you want to hide the sound treatment.

Sound Barrier Companies, may not sell for DIY





Priced DIY Sources




Cyclone Inserts, will do privacy and very minimal sound reduction.



  • Wouldn't those mats rot?
    – Maelish
    Dec 28 '16 at 15:15
  • Yep, but nothing's forever. They're like a scotch-brite pad.
    – Iggy
    Dec 30 '16 at 13:27
  • The site lists them as indoor products. So they wouldn't be a good solution for outdoor noise.
    – Maelish
    Dec 31 '16 at 16:04
  • I did some looking around and couldn't find them for interior (?) or exterior. But, I edited my answer to include the most current solutions.
    – Iggy
    Dec 31 '16 at 22:52

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