Monday 13 June 2022

How to soundproof your room against barking dogs ?

 Hi Friends,

As you know that India is one of the most populated country in comparison to most of the countries in europe & also USA. Noise pollution is one of the modern man-made disease. Honking car horns, DJ sound & religious practice of using loudspeakers is order of the day in India. The Supreme court has already set time & decibel limits on the usage of loudspeakers. In any condition, One can not exceed more than 55 dB noise level. But challenge in India is Law- enforcement & common man's limited knowledge about side effects of high noise level. It is known fact that once continuous exposure to noise level more than 55 dB is one of the reason of heart attack.

   It becomes more dangerous if it continues during our sleeping hours. Our body heals & regenerate cells during quality sleep. Barking dog or, any kind of disturbance is bad for mental as well as physical health. In this article, I will share my knowledge & experience about barking dogs noise. Barking dogs noise is approx. 65-100 dB. ( Source : Check this below acoustic report)

To soundproof any window , 3 things to consider

  1. Wall/Window gap should be completely air-tight, no air- leakage.
  2. Present window sash/frame ( Vinyl i.e. uPVC/ OR, Aluminium/ OR, Wood) must be completely air tight as well as it should have noise reduction min. 30 dB.
  3. Glass- If it is single glazed, Sound proofing is not possible. Double glazing with lamination is must. You can check on the following interesting app by Saint Gobain Glass - Glass dBstation
    -what difference different glasses will make in reduction of barking dog noise.

I hope above info is suffice to prove that without changing Door/window & glass, it is not possible to reduce barking noise.


  1. You are right. Noise & air pollution is increasing heart attack in India. Here is the article written by scientific with facts & figures-

    Also Here is the data by ICMR

    Heart diseases contribution to deaths in India:

    2016: 28.1%

    1990: 15.2%

    (Global Burden of Disease; ICMR)