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Author Topic: Soundmaster Glass - Any reviews on this?  (Read 8368 times)

rand68

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Soundmaster Glass - Any reviews on this?
« on: September 29, 2011, 03:00:01 AM »

The windows are made by a company called Jeld-wen and came highly recommended. However, I can’t find much information on it. Here is their website. Can anyone point out the pros and cons compared to competitors? I’m just beginning my research… so I don’t know much YET. Thanks!

http://www.jeld-wen.com/pro-center/articles/338-the-features-and-benefits-of-sound-control-windows

Chris J

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Re: Soundmaster Glass - Any reviews on this?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 01:18:17 PM »

Might help a bit but what you really need is 2 windows with an least 3 inches of space in between. The interior window should be laminated glass. We've done this to many windows in our home in a busy urban area with good results. If I had it to do over I'd probably just buy lites(?) of laminated glass from a local company and try to fabricate a frame for them and system for mounting them on the surface of the window opening. You'd likely save A LOT of money. We also had our place insulated from head to toe with cellulose and the improvement was considerable. I tried a exterior sound control window from a company called Harvey and was less than impressed. It was basically a dual pane window with a storm window built in the same sash. The specs said the frame was also filled with foam. The show room had the noise in a box test booth set up and the window was failing. There was no difference between having the dual pane open or closed, the storm seemed to be doing most of the work.

Randy S

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Re: Soundmaster Glass - Any reviews on this?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 03:36:41 PM »

Chris J is right on the money! We promote MILGARD windows because they post OITC results of their windows , which more accurate for field results...However, In the end the reduction truly comes down to air space...The greater the air space the greater the reduction.

Of'course you have to make sure both windows are sealed air tight and the glass has a greater value than 1/8" other than that the rest is up to size of air space...


Chris, For framing of any future windows try out our DIY magnaseal system.

http://www.soundproofing.org/sales/magnetseal_windows.htm
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