How to Soundproof a Sunroom

how to soundproof a sunroom
January 07, 2022

Who wouldn’t want to spend hours in a sunny, enclosed area watching your favorite show, having conversations with loved ones or even working occasionally from home? Sunrooms offer a cozy, convenient space to relax and entertain.

However, sunrooms are often not very efficient at absorbing sound. The reason sunrooms can get noisy is because they’re built with surfaces that allow sound to bounce. Many sunrooms have large glass windows or even ceilings, allowing sound to reverberate. If your sunroom floors are made of a hard surface like marble or concrete, you might notice even more echoing.

The good news is that it only takes a little effort to soundproof a sunroom.

Top 5 Ways to Soundproof Your Sunroom

Try the following tricks to help reduce the racket in a space that should be serene.

1. Add Carpets or Area Rugs to Soundproof Your Sunroom

Depending on your preferred aesthetic, you can install or place textile flooring in your sunroom. Rugs and carpets naturally absorb sound. Plus, they add warm, welcoming visual touches to any room.

2. Hang Heavy Curtains Throughout the Sunroom Space

Though you might not want to cover your sunroom windows during the day, having curtains for nighttime can make the space seem cozier. The curtains can also help you dampen the sound coming in or going out of the sunroom. Enjoy increased privacy for your family game night.

3. Seal Your Doors With Soundproofing Materials

You might be surprised at how ineffective your sunroom doors are at keeping noise to a minimum. Applying a sealing product around the perimeter of the entrances and exits to your sunroom can make a huge difference in the sound quality of the space. If you’re handy, you can buy a DIY door soundproofing kit to get fast results.

4. Soundproof Sunroom Floors With High-Quality Underlayment

Maybe your area rugs aren’t absorbing quite as much noise as you’d like. No problem. Think about adding a soundproofing underlayment to your floors. The right type of underlayment absorbs and traps noises. Plus, if you have a room under your sunroom, such as a usable basement home entertainment center, the sound from the sunroom won’t migrate downward.

5. Increase the Number of Furnishings in the Sunroom

Does your sunroom look a little bare? Bring more furniture into the space. You could include another sofa, loveseat or cozy chair. It could also mean adding a decorative wall partition — fabric-covered soundproof panels can work here too—  or lots of plants. The more furnishings you have that will absorb sound, the better your sunroom audio will be for listening to music or talking with friends.

Get Creative With Sunroom Soundproofing With Soundproof Cow

Sunrooms are amazing spaces that tend to get tons of use for at least three seasons out of the year—and sometimes year-round. Make sure your sunroom retains a quiet charm by applying some of our soundproofing ideas.

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About Ryan Yaukey

Soundproof Cow Representative

Ryan has been with since 2013 working on many different types of commercial projects. He specializes in custom applications required by specific building codes and architects. He started in the construction industry building houses. These projects taught him how to construct a home based on standard building codes in Pennsylvania. While on college breaks, he worked on electrical, plumbing, drywall repair, and all types of property maintenance. These skills allow him to remodel portions of his own properties, as well as assist contractors, architects, and homeowners complete their soundproofing renovations successfully. In the beginning if his career at he specialized in working with flooring contractors. This experience made him very familiar with STC and IIC ratings for a variety of assemblies. These IIC-rated assemblies determine how much impact sounds transfer in condos and multicomplex facilities which can be a major nuisance. Knowledge of these ratings as well as all types of soundproofing products, have given Ryan the ability to fix customers’ noise issues. His research on all types of soundproofing and sound absorption products foreign and domestic allow him to procure and customize the correct products for a client’s specific need. Please reach out with any questions regarding soundproofing, sound absorption or the application of materials.

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