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Author Topic: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?  (Read 12292 times)

just2jackie

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I am living in great Vancouver area, it seems so hard to find a local sound proof window provider.
Some of the company provide Vinyl windows but they knew nothing about sound proof.

We need your help.

Thanks a lot.

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 10:15:02 PM »

Ok, Here is a company I'm looking into now. You can review their site.
http://www.windows-company.com/products/greenbuilding-windows.html

I have requested STC ratings on their product line, from what I have seen on their website it looks promising. I will post the results of my findings as soon as they reply with the information.

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Chris J

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009, 01:10:41 PM »

Jackie, have you looked at the magnatite windows? They seem pretty easy to make and install.....I'm sure you could have a handyman do it for you for little money if you were uncomfortable.  Might make sence to try it in a room before you spend thousands on laminated glass. If you decided to go the laminated glass route you might consider driving to NY(if you're within range) to purchase/pick up your own windows from citiquiet. Educate yourself thoroughly before make your decision.

Chris

just2jackie

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 02:44:29 PM »

Ok, Here is a company I'm looking into now. You can review their site.
http://www.windows-company.com/products/greenbuilding-windows.html

I have requested STC ratings on their product line, from what I have seen on their website it looks promising. I will post the results of my findings as soon as they reply with the information.




Thanks Randy. This information is definitely helpful. Looking forward to see their STC report.  ;D

just2jackie

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 02:54:26 PM »

Jackie, have you looked at the magnatite windows? They seem pretty easy to make and install.....I'm sure you could have a handyman do it for you for little money if you were uncomfortable.  Might make sence to try it in a room before you spend thousands on laminated glass. If you decided to go the laminated glass route you might consider driving to NY(if you're within range) to purchase/pick up your own windows from citiquiet. Educate yourself thoroughly before make your decision.

Chris

Hi Chris, yes I did look at the magnatite window. I was thinking about purchasing the soundproof laminated windows, got a quote and that tunes out way over my budget. So I got the same ideal to try it with magnatite. The hardest thing is to find a supplier and someone to do a proper job. How's the result compare to the laminated window?

Can you suggest a good magnatite supplier? Maybe they can ship to Canada. Thanks a lot!

Chris J

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 04:17:11 AM »

Who did you get your quote from? I was quoted $650 from citiquiet for one 30"x60" doublehung window made of 3/8's inch laminated glass. This was the price w/o installation or shipping.....being in Boston it would be a short trek for me to pick them up in NYC. I only realized this after spending quite a bit more per window on the soundproofwindows.com product (which arrived yesterday and are awaiting installation).

The magnetite windows are a do it yourself thing......you measure your windows and have your local hardware store cut plexiglass to fit(relativly cheap). These are attached to your window frame with magnets and metal brackets(purchased from magnetite) mounted as far from the window as possible.

http://www.magnetite.com/how.html

just2jackie

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 02:28:37 PM »

I got the quote from a company called "Acoustic Solutions", should be soundproofwindow's supplier in Canada.
I measured two bedroom windows size, got a quote for $1965 in total with shipping and crating charge.
The thing is I have at least two more windows in my living room I'd like to soundproof as well, based on the bedroom quote,
it could ends up $4000 without installation.

Since both me and my husband are not handyman type, I also request a quote for measuring and installation. Measuring:  $85 first window and $25 for additional.  Installation:  $160 first window and $85 for additional.

It worth the money if it really works, I am afriad after I spent so much money the result is not that satisfied... :'(

just2jackie

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 02:32:55 PM »

How's the sound proof result for Magnetite windows? I really wanna try one. At least to find out if the noisy is truely come though my window. Chris, thanks for the link.

Did you install your soundproofwindows? How was it?  ;D

Chris J

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 05:07:37 AM »

Jackie, I still have not installed the SPW's ....we have to wait until another project is complete. I also don't know how effective the magnetite windows are but it's certainly less risk. I've been considering them for the windows in our house that are off the street. Also, we installed glass block in a few windows with good results.....they don't totally stop the sound but do a hell of a lot better than double pane windows.

 Noise sucks, I wish better laws were in place......preferably ones that allowed a homeowner to shoot cars and bikers w/ loud pipes as well as heavy truckers cutting through residential areas. It would be a total blood bath on my street!

just2jackie

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2009, 10:13:32 PM »

I got a quote from a local company to install two MAGNETITE windows for $458 CAD.
Do you guys think its reasonable?

Large Bedroom      4.9 x 4.8             23.5   258.50
Small Bedroom      3.9 x 4.3             16.7   200.40

if no problem then I am going to go ahead and have it installed ASAP.

They use 3mm optical clear Acrylic

thanks a lot!!

just2jackie

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 04:08:00 PM »

can anyone tell me is 3mm thick enough? thanks.

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 04:14:52 PM »

No, 3mm is not thick enough you should try for 6mm or even 10mm for best reduction value.
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just2jackie

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2009, 05:41:19 PM »

Thanks Randy! I am emailing the glass guy see if he can find me the 6mm or 10mm Acrylic.
If he has no stock, are these Acrylic eaily to find? Glass store? Thank you.

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Re: HELP: Where can I find a good sound proof window provider in BC, Canada?
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2009, 03:18:29 PM »

Google "plastics supplier near Vancouver, BC, Canada"  I found about 10 you can try.
If you have trouble let me know and I will see what I can do.
Randy Sieg

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