Author Topic: Replacement windows newbie  (Read 1722 times)

kategig

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Replacement windows newbie
« on: April 23, 2012, 04:28:48 PM »
Hi,

I am sure I am going to sound dumb but I am willing to take the risk.  I know nothing about windows and soundproofing.  We are replacing windows in our brick house that backs up to an elevated train.  The house is 120 years old and the windows are extremely old so we are hoping that replacing the windows will be an improvement. We are short on funds and not able to go with high-end windows but wanted to see if there are any recommendations for what questions we need to take of the window manufacturer.  Please help if you have the patience!  Kate

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Re: Replacement windows newbie
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 04:34:34 PM »
It is not about high end windows....it is All about creating a dead air space between existing windows and a secondary panel...

http://soundproofing.org/infopages/magnetseal_windows.htm

feel free to give me a call direct and we can discuss the details...


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kategig

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Re: Replacement windows newbie
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 01:37:37 AM »
I am not looking to add something to the existing windows--- we definitely need to replace them due to serious water damage from current windows, peeling lead-based paint and broken panes.  Just wondering if there is anything in specific I should be looking for in replacement windows.

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Re: Replacement windows newbie
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 03:03:23 PM »
Yes you should be looking for the highest STC / OITC rated windows you can afford...the higher the numbers the better the reduction of sound.
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