Acoustic Fencing: Understanding the whole concept

There could be nothing more irritating than the unwanted sounds disturbing you at home or in the office, but unfortunately as people do not have any option to cope with the problem they are compelled to let these sounds move inside their place.  But now going through the technical developments in the entire world, the use installation of acoustic fencing has emerged as a panacea for the people suffering from this problem. Like the normal security fencing installed outside the home or on the boundary wall of the home or office to restrict the entrance of street vendors, burglars, road-side animals, the main objective of acoustic fencing is to block all types of exterior sounds from moving inside your office premises or home.

Working of Acoustic Fencing:

Like the sunrays or electric waves, the sound waves also travel straight in different directions and therefore can be easily returned back to its source by placing an obstacle in their way. Interestingly, the fencing installed to control the entrance of sounds blocks the sound in its way and minimizes the level of energy adhered in it. It would be important to mention here that the acoustic fences not only controls the sounds of traffic or music coming from your neighborhood, but also the sounds coming from the playground or animals moving in your street.

Tips for installing the acoustic fencing:

Although installing these fences is quite easy, still, there are certain factors which should be kept in concern to enjoy their maximum benefits. Below are some tips to follow while their installation.

1. Distance

It is the most important factor to consider when installing acoustic fencing. There should be a minimum distance of 20 meters between the fencing and your home to enjoy the best results. Remember, the more distance between home and the fencing, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the better results.

2. Effect of Wind Waves

Wind is regarded as the strong spreader of sound waves, and therefore if your house or office is located at the place that is prone to windstorm then there are chances that you will have very little noise moving inside your place despite acoustic fencing. To get rid of this problem you should position the fence in such a way that it succeeds in restricting the movement of sounds inside your house or office.

3. Topography

The geographical condition of the land where you have to install the fencing to control the effects of sound also plays an important role in determining the effectiveness of its performance. It would be surprising to know that if your house is located near a valley or there is a small dip near your house, the fences will control the sound effects to a huge extent. In fact, installing the fence with normal height will even offer you protection from the problem of sound by moving them straight above your house. On the other side of your house or office is located near a hill or a slope then you will have to struggle a lot with the sound and to solve this problem you need to install the fencing developed from the material of high-quality in an appropriate way.

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Some Frequently Asked Questions Associated with the Installation of Acoustic Fencing:

Q1. Do plants and hedges help in reducing the impacts of sounds?

Answer: Yes, there are certain plants and trees which if grown near the boundary wall of a house can help in minimizing the impacts of the sound. However, for this, their stem and branches must be thick enough and planted near the fencing.

Q2. Are wooden fences resistant to water?

Answer: Yes, the wooden acoustic fencing is developed from the high-quality of wood which is resistant to water and does not spoil due to heavy rains.

Q3. Is it possible to restrict the sounds in the backyard with acoustic fencing?

Answer: An answer to this question in a single word is “NO”. There are chances of some loops. However, you can succeed in soundproofing the backyard of your place by installing the acoustic fencings up to a certain height.

Q4. Up to what level the acoustic fencing will be able to reduce the sound from entering my home or office?

The acoustic fencing developed from the high quality of the material will be able to restrict the sound up to 30 decibels.

Summing-up: Installing acoustic fencing can reduce sound pollution and offer you mental relaxation to relax peacefully in your room after spending long hours of meetings and work in your office.