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Author Topic: Soundproofing Windows and Sliding Glass Door  (Read 11984 times)

Kris

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Soundproofing Windows and Sliding Glass Door
« on: February 08, 2007, 08:34:49 PM »

Hello, I am new to the world of soundproofing thanks to my purchase of a new home close to a freeway. Each time I was at the home prior to purchasing it I couldn't really hear the highway. Of course, the builder had the ac blowing the whole time (on fan) and it was always on the weekend-no commuter traffic at this time. So....now I need to find a way to quiet my upstairs bedroom windows and the sliding glass door on the first floor. I was looking into soundproofwindows. I don't want to do something temporary as I just bought the house and plan on being there for many years and I cannot afford something too expensive. I have thought about purchasing Magnetite Windows also, but I have no idea how these will work. They area  lot cheaper than soundproofwindows. Anyway, I have seen mixed reviews on this forum about soundproofwindows. I am trying to block highway noise. It doesn't have to be "pin drop" quiet but I just want it to be much more muted. Does anyone have any suggestions or feedback about what has worked for them??? Thanks so much.

Rachel

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Re: Soundproofing Windows and Sliding Glass Door
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 08:21:09 PM »

Dear Kris,
 Magnetite is great for roadway noise reduction! Their DIY (do it yourself) kits are very easy to install and they can be made to fit any window. You can reach them @ 800-624-8483. I hope this helps.



bjnash

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Re: Soundproofing Windows and Sliding Glass Door
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2007, 03:27:53 AM »

The problem with Magnitite is not only the thiness of the hardware store plastic, but hte cost.  One can buy real "Lucite" (Plexiglass) from a plastics supplier far cheaper.

we carry the products, but have a better solution in the form of heavier plastic held in place with a stronger, cheaper,  magnetic tape.

See
http://soundproofing.org/sales/magnetseal_windows.htm

BJ Nash - Senior Soundproofing Technical Specialist
Super Soundproofing Co
www.soundproofing.org
888-942-7723

gugy

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Re: Soundproofing Windows and Sliding Glass Door
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2007, 03:35:25 AM »

It would be nice that some companies salespeople stop posting here.   >:(
Instead to get a true feedback, we get a bias one.

Plus is very appreciate if they do not send emails trying to sell their products to folks from this forum.    >:( >:( >:(

Sarahs

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Re: Soundproofing Windows and Sliding Glass Door
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 07:50:50 PM »

I've recently had optixshield installed (located in the chicagoland area) and am very pleased with the results. It has virtually eliminated road noise from a nearby expressway. My utilities bill also saw a significant drop by improving window insulation. The installation was also pretty inexpensive, my local government actually offers an incentive in the form of paying for a percentage of the hardware and installation. You might want to check in your area if they offer the same. Even without the discount installation was fairly cheap compared to other options. Do a search on google for optixshield and see for yourself.
Sarah