There are many different reasons why you may want to soundproof a home. It may be because you are being regularly disturbed by excess noise from your neighbour, the passing traffic may be giving you a headache or you may be thinking of starting playing an instrument of some kind and are worried about interrupting others around you. Whatever the reason is, it is crucial that you soundproof the right areas in order for it to be successful.
Windows tend to let in more noise than any other area, especially if you only currently have single glazed windows as they are poor deflectors of sound. One obvious cure for this is to have double glazing installed as they are thicker and are less likely to bring sound inside. Alternatively, hang a pair of thick curtains over your existing windows as a soundproofing measure to help deaden sound.
Over time your existing doors may have become hollow and started to let more sound pass through them as they would have done previously. The only way to rectify this is by having them replaced so that noise insulation is improved. Acoustic doors can be an effective way of protecting a room from noise as they will lower the amount of decibels of noise that can get into a confined space.
Soundproofing walls is something that can be done at an affordable price and if done correctly it can be extremely effective. Foam can be applied to walls to try and stop noise from passing through both ways. Adding insulation can also be tried as a way of curing noise and sound.
Moving home can an extremely expensive business, whereas soundproofing can be done at a fraction of the cost. However, make sure that is applied correctly in order for it to be successful.