How to soundproof window?

I need to sound proof my window in my apartment. I can't do anything permanent since it's rented. There is a new fire department opening soon and worried about noise. The window is about 5 feet wide and 4 feet high. I have been trying to figure out the best way to sound proof it but I really don't know what to do. I have about a week to figure this out. Please help. 

10 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Short of REPLACING the windows, you don't have a prayer of blocking the sound of sirens. Even then, you can dampen the sound. but you won't completely sound-proof a window.

  • 1 month ago

    They won't be leaving the station with sirens at night. 

    They have no need for them.

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago


    More characters.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You can't 'soundproof' it, but you can mitigate the noise to some extent. Ensure all the gaps are draught stripped (sound travels through air) and keep the window shut. Hang heavy curtains - eg velvet with linings and wadding interlining, the thicker the better and extending generously all round, down to the floor is best.

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  • 1 month ago

    I assume your concern is at night when you are sleeping. If that is the case. Go to the drugstore and get some of the wax earplugs designed. to keep water out of swimmer's ears. My used them for many years and they were very effective

  • 1 month ago

    nothing is going to work.  the FD' siren is intentionally that loud.  forget it

  • 1 month ago

    Spend the next week looking for a new apartment.

  • 1 month ago

    SOL.  You could try some rigid foam from Lowes but the sound will just go thru your walls

       Either move or eventually get used to it.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Sound will carry through walls and there is NO way to soundproof. Also, in an apartment, you cannot glue or permanently change construction.

    A window is normally recessed and you can fill the space with material.

    The walls may take mounting of strips later removed.

    You can buy small amounts of sound proofing and sound absorbing foams

    It's the best you can do other than moving.

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    need to add another 'layer' of glass, like a storm window.   IF you don't use the window that often, just some heavy drapes will help.

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