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Author Topic: exterior storm for sliding patio door...?  (Read 3404 times)

rubberroom

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exterior storm for sliding patio door...?
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:52:35 PM »

Hello all...

I'd like to block some sound from neighbor's backyard partys, dog barking etc. I thought I'd have to address the patio doors first, before doing the walls, since it's likely the weak point, from what I've read anyway...

Larson, a large manufacturer of storm doors offers one for a patio door. Cost should be around $250-300. The sales guy didn't know anything about noise control. I suppose I should ask what kind of glass, thickness etc.

What do the experts think? Will this help much? Otherwise, I was thinking of building something from scratch, with a solid sound deadening panel over the fixed side, and an insulated hinged door over the other side, for egress etc.

Any comments appreciated!
-m

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Re: exterior storm for sliding patio door...?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 07:25:41 PM »

Patio doors have always been a huge weakness, like window systems you will need to achieve the 2" air space between the current slider and the new one and you can not have ANY LEAKS in either system when closed....
Same thing with your second option, the seal will be most critical and yes the Mass of the material used is important as well.
Its just like driving down the freeway and you crack your window open, so much sound enters for such a small crack.
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