Do Window Shutters Reduce Noise?

Everyone gets off of work and runs home because a person’s home is their happy place. They go there to relax and let the worries of the day melt away. Families spend time together and create a unique home environment. But one of the downsides of having a home is outside noise, which can be a menace. So, the question is do window shutters reduce noise? The answer is yes! Certain types of shutters can significantly reduce and nearly eliminate outdoor noises that can sometimes creep into the home.

There are many brands of shutters that can help reduce the noise coming into your home. As long as the shutters are thick, fit snugly against your window to create a seal, and absorb and reflect noise, you will see a drastic decrease in unwanted noise. Solid and full height shutters come in many different colors and grains which you can match to fit your style and incorporate seemingly in your home. Colors of popular shutters include:

  • Black
  • Navy Blue
  • Gray
  • White
  • Dark Brown
  • Green
  • Red

The only type of shutter to deter from when aiming for noise cancellation would be cafe style shutters. These shutters leave a space at the top to let light in. This type of shutter leaves room for noise to seep through and will not give you the effect you are desperately needing. Below I have inserted a few videos that demonstrate the different colors and types of shutters you should and should not include in your home to aid with noise cancellation.

In this video, you will see a flash of different colors and styles of solid shutters that fit tight against your window and you are able to open and close when needed. Allowing you to let in light when needed and close when you need privacy.

This video is a great explanation of just how much sound can come into your home and disrupt your daily activities. It states how the sound can get in and the amount of sound coming into your home. It also suggests a few shutters that work best.

This last video shows that soundproofing curtains are not the best option for long term effectiveness but it gives some great information overall.

All in all, noise within your home can be a real nuisance. Thankfully you can reduce or nearly eliminate outside noise with any of the above options. With a plethora of colors and brands, shutters can fit almost anywhere in your home to help keep the environment safe from the outside ruckus.