If your neighbors don’t love your awesome noisy drumming, it’s OK: there’s a way to bring about quiet that allows them to keep rocking out. Indow Acoustic Grade window inserts will damp the sound. One professional drummer named Dan found the quiet he wanted and made a video to prove it:
The Hows of Noisy Drumming
Most noise leaves or enters a house through the windows. Sound is energy. When you play, the drum vibrates, sending sound waves through the air that can penetrate gaps and cracks in your windows. Anywhere air can get in, sound can too. And it goes both ways, so that sounds from a leaf-blowing neighbor can buzz right through your practice space.
The average double-pane window has an STC or Sound Transmission Class rating of 28. Placing an Acoustic Grade insert over that window will quiet the noise by 50 percent yielding an STC rating of 42-45, according to tests done at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. You’ll get approximately between 50- 70% reduction in noise coming through an operable single-pane window.*
Playing drums takes stamina. Dan also bought Shade Grade inserts to block the solar heat gain so his living space stays cool while he plays.
Indow supports drummers and the parents of drummers the nation over. We also support neighbors of drummers and will help you find quiet and energy efficiency too!
If noise is a concern of yours in the home, be it from drumming, traffic, construction or any other reason, Indow may be able to help. Check out or Noise page to see if Indow window inserts could be just what the doctor ordered for your space.
*Note, overall noise reduction performance depends on how much noise is coming through walls, ceilings, floor, and doors. The window noise reduction will be less when Indow inserts are placed over double pane windows. Indow inserts are not recommended to reduce noise coming through laminated double pane windows.