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How to Soundproof a Backyard Shed

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A backyard shed can be transformed into virtually any type of space, from a kids playhouse to a home office to a rental property. Depending on how you plan to use the shed, you may want to incorporate soundproofing.

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In addition to the customization options we offer, you can add to your shed’s features after assembling to make it ideally suited to your plans for the space. To learn more about the upgrades and features we can incorporate into your shed design, contact us any time!

Why might I need to soundproof my shed?

There are plenty of reasons you may want to soundproof your shed, depending on what you plan to use it for. Here are a few:

  • Backyard movie theater: even a small shed can become a fun entertaining space outside your house, complete with couches, stocked mini fridge, and dim lighting. Hanging a TV and installing gaming equipment will allow you to host movie nights or enjoy your favorite video games without disturbing the rest of the house. Soundproofing can be a great solution in this situation, allowing you to turn up the volume without disturbing the neighbors.
  • Recording studio: If you are a musician, podcaster, or voice actor, having your own backyard space to record in is a game changer. Soundproofing a shed is a great way to add your own recording studio or sound booth to the property, fully customizable to your unique needs.
  • Home office: depending on your profession, a soundproof shed may be ideal for your home office space. If you record webinars or online courses, or deal with confidential information over video and phone calls, soundproofing may prove to be an essential feature that makes your home office shed work long term.

What soundproofing options are available?

Soundproofing can be done in a variety of ways. Not all soundproofing has to block every bit of noise. You may find, depending on how you plan to use the space, that simply accounting for the acoustics of the space and limiting the noise is enough.

If this is the case, you might start with rugs, heavy window coverings, and foam panels hung on the walls. These all act as sound absorption barriers that will diminish how far noise carries without truly eliminating the sound emitted from the shed.

In some cases, you may need a more thorough soundproofing situation. If you plan to use the shed as a recording studio, consider a fully soundproofed option that will be fully sealed. While this is going to cost more, it may be worth your investment if this is a professional space where you need total control over the sound.

What else do I need to keep in mind?

In addition to how you will use the shed, deciding what kind of soundproofing you need requires an awareness of your location. Consider the proximity of your shed to neighbors. If you plan to place the shed near your property line, pay attention to how close it is to your neighbor’s house.

The same is true for road noise, airplanes flying overhead, nearby trains, or any other regular noise disturbance. Chances are, you may not have thought through these factors on your property before, so spend some time standing in the part of the yard you plan to place the shed in, listening for noise that may impact your plans.

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