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Author Topic: Windows  (Read 1904 times)

ih8noise

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« on: April 10, 2010, 11:07:48 PM »

Hi all,

Well, I have two problems with two rooms.

I have a bedroom with a 4'x6' window on one wall and a set of 4'x10' sliding glass doors on the other wall.

On other room, my office, has a 4'x10' sliding glass door setup as well.

Terrible, terrible amounts of sound are getting through. I think the windows are double paned...but noise manages to get through.

What are my options? I'm hoping for a DIY option as I am renting a condo.

Much obliged, my wits are at an end.

Randy S

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Re: Windows
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 05:17:22 PM »

Well the window is the easy one...You can do our magnaseal system with 3/8" plexi-glass.
However, The sliders will be the problem...The key behind soundproofing windows is a combination of air space and mass of insert, the recommended minimum space is 2" from existing window a secondary insert.
Hence the challenge with the sliders, how do you create the dead air space and have an insert when you have no frame to work with...
Just doing the window and not the sliders will most likely not show a reduction value therefore the only cost effective approach would be just hanging heavy heavy black out curtains with at least a 50% pleating.
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