Author Topic: New House Built 2013 along busy 6 lane street...NEED to Soundproof  (Read 3906 times)

rb79

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Before i get started i just want to say that i have been using the search feature and reading other posts about this very same topic but i wanted to get more personalized answers based on my situation and what i can do to block most of the sound to resolve this issue and avoid products, etc that do not work.  Currently i have a a two story townhome made with concrete block either 6 or 8" with metal studs and sheet rock.  i believe i have double pane windows. The areas affected are the first floor dining and living room and the second floor master bedroom and bathroom.

problems we are having are  90-95% road noise (tires from cars)  with 5-10% occasional pickup/dump truck/semi, cars with little or no mufflers, motorcycles etc that have low frequency from time to time. i have read that even a second window will not stop the low frequency from coming in and that i will need a lot of mass to stop that. We do have an attic that has blown and fiberglass roll insulation. I guess what is the best way to sound proof the attic as well? Since i live in Florida we have all these cross beams etc for structural support in our attic in case of a hurricane so getting stuff up there might be a challenge. i would just want to sound proof part of the attic over my master bedroom and bathroom areas.

I believe i am going to go with adding second interior windows to cut most of the sound in the living, dining and master bed and bathroom. i have looked at soundproofwindows.com and they say there windows are total of 1/4 laminated glass. Do they need to be thicker than that? Reviews of there product.  What other companies do you recommend for adding a second window that will match my existing window? Recommendations for installing the second window to block more sound from coming in. i have read people use that green glue, is that recommended here?

Need advice on blocking the most sound for my doors. i want to get a high STC rating if possible to match the walls and windows. I am kind of stuck on which products are the best. Problem up stairs is i have that glass door in the master. i know soundproofwindows.com can build a frame an and install their glass over the existing glass. Not sure what other companies are offering to resolve that type of door/sound issue, as well as the sweeps, gaskets, etc. Which ones are the best at blocking sound and have a good STC rating 40+ perhaps? 

Picture of the outside of all the windows & doors that i need addressed (the two doors and windows in the center and two windows to the right):



the first floor has the following:
 
2 windows (open concept floor plan) and front door
windows are 51"Wx72"H
front door is 1 3/4 inch. My gaskets/sweeps etc need to be upgraded as i know sound is getting in through them. best ones out there to prevent sound from entering?

Picture: (second window is cutoff on the left but is the same as the one on the right of the photo)


second floor master bedroom photos:
window: 37 3/8"w x 55"
Door: 23 3/4"w x 82"H (this is just the window size) the door is 36"x95" i believe.
master bath window: 24 3/4"w x 48"H



All of these pictures came out sideways when posting for some reason, sorry for the annoyance of having to tilt your head or rotate your screen. :)


master bedroom door










 

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Re: New House Built 2013 along busy 6 lane street...NEED to Soundproof
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 06:37:53 PM »
ok in order to not have to write a novel on the forum it would be best to contact me directly to discuss your project in detail.
You are on the right track as far as making the room equal. This is important in order to justify cost vs. reduction.
Windows and doors are always the starting point and understanding the goal is more important than just buying into marketing tricks...you need dead air space (as much as you can get ) and lots of mass.

So give me a call and lets discuss.

Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 104
1-888-942-7723 ext 104
Look forward to hearing from you.
Randy Sieg

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rb79

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Re: New House Built 2013 along busy 6 lane street...NEED to Soundproof
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 02:53:26 AM »
ok in order to not have to write a novel on the forum it would be best to contact me directly to discuss your project in detail.
You are on the right track as far as making the room equal. This is important in order to justify cost vs. reduction.
Windows and doors are always the starting point and understanding the goal is more important than just buying into marketing tricks...you need dead air space (as much as you can get ) and lots of mass.

So give me a call and lets discuss.

Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 104
1-888-942-7723 ext 104
Look forward to hearing from you.

i will contact you on Monday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.