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Author Topic: Mounting external storm windows inside loaded with laminated glass  (Read 6761 times)

Chris J

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Has anyone tried this?.....I wonder if I might convince a local window manufacturer to make me some sort of surface mountable storm windows using laminated glass. Any thoughts?...What about just a laminated glass window in a thin single pane frame? Does this sound doable?

Alternatively, what would be the down side of installing 2 laminated glass picture windows in an opening with a max air space? Can't imagine it would get dirty if sealed well.


We installed "Soundproof Windows" in the bedrooms a couple years ago with fair results but it was outrageously expensive and I don't see why any window company couldn't load their frames with laminated glass and end up with a similar product without the insane price tag. Is the weight on the window's frame the big consideration ? I've seen many aluminum storm window offerings....that's what makes me think of trying to order storm windows w/ laminated glass and installing them interior.

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Re: Mounting external storm windows inside loaded with laminated glass
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 04:14:46 PM »

The results are roughly the same as if you used acrylic. The key is thickness and air space.. 1/4" thickness minimum and 3/8" max. The air space should be at least 2".

Using acrylic will be less change of breaking the pane if something happens...

Sound transfer will still occur through the frame for inset or flush mount systems..this could be reduced by extending the pane past the actual window frame.


When we do recording studios we use laminated glass, however this system is not an operable system and it is normally done with a double wall construction so frames do not make contact.



 
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Chris J

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Re: Mounting external storm windows inside loaded with laminated glass
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 01:13:23 PM »

Randy, there's a local window company that will manufacture external storm windows using laminated glass. The frames are aluminum. They are approved for airport noise abatement programs. Do you think mounting these inside instead of outside would be smart? Do you think the seals on these storm windows would be sufficient? Here is a link to the product I am considering:

http://www.harveybp.com/upload/products/literature/Harvey_Storm_Products_Brochure.pdf

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Re: Mounting external storm windows inside loaded with laminated glass
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 10:30:56 PM »

It would work as long as the main window has good seals and glazing......the air space between the existing window and secondary window is as large as can be... and the seals on the storm window are air tight!

I viewed the link, however a bad installation is a bad installation and no matter how good the product is the system will not deliver maximum reduction.

so I would simply over see the way the system is sealed.

If you proceed, please post your results...
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Chris J

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Re: Mounting external storm windows inside loaded with laminated glass
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 12:45:26 AM »

Will do Randy, thank you for your time!

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Re: Mounting external storm windows inside loaded with laminated glass
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 08:25:59 PM »

chris did you ever follow through with this? I am thinking about doing the same thing with the harvey laminate storm

bideaway the verification system on this forum is way over the top. completely hinders usage