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Author Topic: Soundproof window options  (Read 4450 times)

Jordan

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Soundproof window options
« on: June 24, 2009, 09:10:42 PM »

I know both are important, but if you had to sacrifice one over the other, would you rather have a larger air space or a thicker window?
I have single pane steel casement windows and am looking to have soundproof windows installed on the interior sashes.  I am looking at 3 companies, which offer various products.  I will have 2-4 inches of air space (company and product depending) and 1/4" laminated to 3/8" laminated (company and product depending) glass.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Soundproof window options
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 05:49:44 PM »

"I will have 2-4 inches of air space (company and product depending) and 1/4" laminated to 3/8" laminated (company and product depending) glass."


Sounds like you are going to be able to meet both requirements...2" air space and 3/8" panel...
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johnbergstromslc

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Re: Soundproof window options
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 12:12:56 AM »

I agree - if you can get a 2 inch airspace, don't fret too much about glass thickness. (But try to get 3/8", anyhow...) 

Jordan

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Re: Soundproof window options
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 02:50:18 PM »

Nope, it's either:
Option 1: 3" airspace with 1/4" laminated glass or
Option 2: 2" airspace with 3/8" laminated glass

Option 2's frame is thicker, which reduces the airspace.

Thoughts???

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Re: Soundproof window options
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 03:27:24 PM »

Option 2 is what you want...

2" airspace + 3/8" glass.
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