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Author Topic: Soundproofing windows - need urgent advice  (Read 5660 times)


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Soundproofing windows - need urgent advice
« on: June 23, 2005, 02:40:33 AM »


I have just purchased a fully renovated house in Melbourne Australia and am struggling to sleep. Ive come from a quiet street and am now on a two lane road. Its an older (beautifyl) weatherboard home with wooden window frames (mostly). I can especially hear the trucks when they go by as I am on a corner as well. Has anyone had success with the secondary window frames (magnetic frame with acrylic, removeable insert). They are called magnetite here - USA version see I dont want to waste money if it's not going to work (naturally) but will consider permanent secondary windows or outside shutters if necessary. Can anyone offer any advice - I'm soooo tired from not sleeping (with earplugs) and exhausted from worrying that I will not be able to fix the problem.

Consider the following (as I have)
* New tall side fence with thick wooden pailings
* Magnetite inserts
* Carpet rugs
* more trees

Please help!!!!  :(

Matt D

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Re: Soundproofing windows - need urgent advice
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 02:22:19 PM » have a lot of info, they sell these soundproof blankets that you could use as a curtain.

hope this helps


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Re: Soundproofing windows - need urgent advice
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2005, 03:54:20 PM »

The "controlnoise" folks (Netwell) have been around for a long time, selling materials for vets, dog kennels and industrial machines.

A better source for options in controlling noise through windows is at:

BJ Nash