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Author Topic: frustrated with window  (Read 4321 times)

WL

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frustrated with window
« on: December 19, 2005, 10:18:25 PM »

I have a big window in my bedroom (60 by 70") which is on the third floor of a condo complex, about 10 feet from this busy street where car goes up to 40-50 miles an hour.  The traffic sound has been annoying us SOOO much.  First we replaced the single pane with a double pane (1/4" over 1/8") window.  It made a big diff, but not big enough for us to get a good night sleep, so I added a second 1/4 laminate window over the double pane.  But it only made a small difference.  I can still hear the traffic!  Any suggestions?  What else can I do?  I'm starting to wonder if the sound comes in from the walls.  Help!

WL

joel

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Re: frustrated with window
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2006, 11:33:39 PM »

Hi WL,

Have you considered adding heavy drapes over the large window?  If so be sure to hang them from ceiling to floor and have plenty of acordian fold to them - width of drape should be 1/3 to 1/2 again as wide as the window opening.  You can see some already made used drapes from hotels of this type at http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/curtains.htm

If sound is coming in from the walls the most simple solution is a layer of Green Glue and second layer of dry wall - see Green Glue general info at http://www.greenglue.org/ggsoundproofing.html

Joel