How Can I Reduce Noise in a House Near a School or Busy Street?

How Can I Reduce Noise in a House Near a School or Busy Street?

The ablity to reduce noise in a house can be a deal maker. Buyers may be reluctant to purchase a home near a busy street or school, making it difficult for realtors to sell. The potential for traffic noise from the busy street and playground noise from the school may be a deterrent for some purchasers, as they may feel that these ambient noises will still be heard inside of the home. Here are some ways that can help reduce the amount of noise you hear in your home.

How Can I Reduce Noise: Walls or Fencing

Walls or fences are a great way to help to reduce noise for a house near a school or a busy street. A brick wall or a wood or vinyl fence around the perimeter of the property, particularly in the area bordering the surrounding noisy places, will block out some ambient noise to create a quieter environment. Walls and fences are also great for creating privacy and limiting intruders as well.

Weatherproofing

Weatherproofing can also reduce noise in a house near a school or busy street. Sealing any gaps around window casings, doors and window air conditioning units will help to block out noise from outside. Not only will weatherproofing cut down on potential noise from a busy road or nearby school, sealing off any drafty areas will improve your home’s efficiency by keeping it cooler in summer and warmer during the colder months. Sealing around the windows, doors, and window air conditioners can also help to keep pests, such as insects and rodents, out of your home.

Insulation and drywall repair can also reduce noise. If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel, and could clearly hear sounds and voices from the room next door, you’ve been a victim of poorly insulated, paper-thin walls. Experts advise that insulation, in particular, can reduce noise. Making sure that your walls are well insulated, and that the drywall is not damaged, will reduce noise from outside.

How Can I Reduce Noise: Windows Make a Difference

Another thing to help eliminate sound is to note how thick your windows are. Thin panes of glass do little to block out noise from outside of your house. By replacing windows with double-pane windows or laminated glass, you will reduce the amount of noise which filters into your home. Windows with thicker panes are also less likely to break which will save you money in the long run.

Thermal window treatments not only help to regulate the temperature inside of your home, but also the noise. While they do not block out noise completely, insulated drapes or curtains closed over a double-pane or laminated window can provide an extra level of sound protection. They will also protect furniture and floor treatment from the sun’s UV rays to limit discoloration or fading.

Everyone wants a peaceful home. Using one or more of the above strategies can potentially reduce noise coming from outside. A calm, quiet home is more comfortable for the homeowner, more appealing to the buyer, and easier to sell for the realtor.

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4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,210
SQFT
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CAPE CORAL Subdivision
$13,900
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LEE
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7030 Papaya- Was Penrose Ave
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SUNDIET VILLAGE Subdivision
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31.58
ACRES
LEE
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Bokeelia, FL 33922
FOSTERS MRS LENA SUBDIVISION Subdivision
$7,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 41, Unit 5285
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$4,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 48, Unit 5190l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$10,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,900
SQFT
South Seas Island Resort #1504 week 38
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Captiva, FL 33924
$675,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,852
SQFT
Riva Del Lago #PH32
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Fort Myers, FL 33907
$6,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 34, Unit 5265
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$5,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 37, Unit 5366
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$6,999
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 43, Unit 5344l L L
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$9,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 41, Unit 5187
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 40, Unit 5248l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$6,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 35, Unit 5248l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
Price Change - 14 hours ago
$8,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 51, Unit 5182l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$5,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 20, Unit 5284
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 34, Unit 5385
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,800
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 37, Unit 5364
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 29, Unit 5365
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HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$49,900
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0.0429
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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PALMETTO PALMS R V Subdivision
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,663
SQFT
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2743 1st St 505
Fort Myers, FL 33916

$944,242
Land For Sale
Active
31.58
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
Access Undetermined
Bokeelia, FL 33922
FOSTERS MRS LENA SUBDIVISION Subdivision
$445,000
Land For Sale
Active
7
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Cayo Costa, FL 33924
PEJUAN SHORES UNREC Subdivision
$524,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,312
SQFT
18241 Misty Morning Ln
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WILDCAT FARMS Subdivision
$429,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,308
SQFT
23950 Linda Lee Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
WILDCAT FARMS Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$164,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,296
SQFT
23715 Tinas Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33913
FORT MYERS Subdivision
$599,000
Land For Sale
Active
23.12
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
21051 Lazy D Farm Rd
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NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$245,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,296
SQFT
23405 Linda Lee Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$18,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
14.14
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
Captiva Key
Captiva, FL 33924
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$149,900
Land For Sale
Active
10
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
22751 Mulholland Dr
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WILDCAT FARMS Subdivision
$69,000
Land For Sale
Active
6.81
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
22910 Tinas Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33913
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
$627,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,800
SQFT
23730 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$598,000
Land For Sale
Active
20.04
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
23680 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
$18,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
14.14
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
Address Withheld
Captiva, FL 33924
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$3,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,431
SQFT
12900 S Banks Dr
Upper Captiva, FL 33924
UPPER CAPTIVA SHORES Subdivision
$475,000
Land For Sale
Active
15
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
23600 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
$598,000
Land For Sale
Active
20
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
23590 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
ACREAGE Subdivision
Foreclosure
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,038
SQFT
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Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
$299,000
Land For Sale
Active
15
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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ALVA Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
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Land For Sale
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120
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$585,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,279
SQFT
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