We all know that noise is a part of life. All the same, it can still be a real nuisance. Although Maryland is still in the midst of winter, the days are starting to look brighter and warmer instead of gloomy and cold. But if you live in a noisy neighborhood, having some peace can be hard to come by. Luckily, we’ve assembled this guide on how to make your home soundproof with the right fence materials, plus some other ideas for good measure.
Pick Your Fence
Your fence is one of the essential elements of your home’s exterior. If the amount of noise in your area is bothering you or is affecting the quality of life for you and your family, then it may be time to upgrade to a different fence. Wooden fences are a great solution, especially if you use them for a privacy fence. However, don’t forget that your community will have certain restrictions on how tall you can build your fence. You should also make sure there aren’t any holes or openings that are intrinsic parts of the fence – these will allow sound to get through no matter how high or thick your fence is.
Landscape Your Property
Another tactic you could try is to landscape your property. Spring is quickly approaching, and you know what that means! Beautifying your yard can’t hurt, particularly if you want some new hedges and bushes to replace previous pieces that may have fallen victim to disease or old age. Landscaping elements not only increase your defenses against noise pollution but also enhance your curb appeal, too.
Try Some Trees
Like bushes and hedges, trees can make an excellent barrier against unwanted noise. Take some time and figure out which trees you would like to include now, so when spring and summer return, you can start planting them in fine weather.
Add Outdoor Living Spaces
One last suggestion is to add some outdoor living spaces. Whether you want a gazebo, a pergola, or an outdoor kitchen, all of these features can improve the sound diffusion you want. Don’t overlook the value of decks and screen porches, either.
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Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence has almost 30 years of experience in building beautiful custom fences, gazebos, screened-in porches, and decks throughout the state of Maryland. We have the expertise to design your dream fence or custom deck and have it installed in a headache-free process. Give us a call at 1-800-833-9310 or visit us online for a quote today! We offer many different styles of fencing and decking in addition to custom options designed specifically to suit your preferences and tastes. To see examples of our work and get more tips on how to choose the right decking for your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn.