Author Topic: Old House, Noisy Neighbors  (Read 2956 times)

Ginny

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Old House, Noisy Neighbors
« on: March 08, 2001, 12:48:09 AM »
We live in a brick house with plaster walls and very old windows (single pane with sash weights).  We can hear everything going on outside, including average-volume conversations.  We have looked into "soundproof windows" which are basically another window installed in the interior of the house.  Only problem is, it would be close to $10,000 to do all the windows in the house.  The window plugs are not an option, because we would like to have light coming through the windows.  We don't mind spending the money if we know it will work.  My question is, are our plaster walls also causing a problem and if so, is there anything we can do?  Thanks.

Randy - Super Soundproofing CO

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Re: Old House, Noisy Neighbors
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2001, 10:19:34 PM »
: We live in a brick house with plaster walls and very old windows (single pane with sash weights).  We can hear everything going on outside, including average-volume conversations.  We have looked into "soundproof windows" which are basically another window installed in the interior of the house.  Only problem is, it would be close to $10,000 to do all the windows in the house.  The window plugs are not an option, because we would like to have light coming through the windows.  We don't mind spending the money if we know it will work.  My question is, are our plaster walls also causing a problem and if so, is there anything we can do?  Thanks.
You have some options: "Interior Windows" see our link for more info, even though we can't recommend anyone doing these presently.  Clear vinyl may work for you too: there's some oun our curtains page.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/curtains.htm#curtains
Plaster walls may be OK, it depends.  Usually they are a source of trouble because they pass sound very readily.