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Author Topic: Lowes Storm Windows questions?  (Read 12230 times)

Dulany

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Lowes Storm Windows questions?
« on: March 05, 2008, 07:26:35 PM »

I recently move to a new home.  There were a few window facing the road.  I was thinking about to order soundproof windows; however, was shocked by the price quotes they offered.  After doing more research, it was clear that the so called sound proof window is actually a special type of storm window installed inside the frame.  Lowes does sell a good storm window that is only cost 1/2 of the soundproof window.  If I seal the lowes storm window with the soundproof caulk and have minimal leakage, do you guys think the same soundproof result would be achieved?
Thanks in advance.

johnbergstromslc

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Re: Lowes Storm Windows questions?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008, 10:09:37 PM »

Probably not the same result, but it will certainly be good enough.  It's the airspace that kills the noise...

joel

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Re: Lowes Storm Windows questions?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008, 07:26:47 PM »

It's the SEALED air space combined with proper sound blocking clear material that does the trick.  Acrylic in 1/4" or 3/8" thickness works well - on the inside of the window frame.  The lowes storm windows go on the outside and have been used effectively in conjunction with interior lam glass (soundproof windows) or acrylic interior panel.  For an interior system that works well see this link:
http://soundproofing.org/sales/magnetseal_windows.htm

Michael R

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Re: Lowes Storm Windows questions?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 03:50:09 PM »

Don't replace your window
A Soundproof Window is a second window placed behind your existing window that opens and closes - there is no need to remove or replace your window to eliminate noise problems!
See this link for details:http://shop3.mailordercentral.com/supersoundproofing/prodinfo.asp?number=09%2D1100%2DMAGT%26L

joel

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Re: Lowes Storm Windows questions?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 06:33:31 PM »

storm windows are added to the outside of the window, right?  Better to add a laminated glass interior window.  Call this company
http://soundproofwindows.com/