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Author Topic: Removeable soundproofing for windows/doors?  (Read 3144 times)


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Removeable soundproofing for windows/doors?
« on: November 01, 2014, 07:48:08 PM »

I suppose the first question is, is this even possible?

I live in a post-war build house, with double glazing that I *think* was done just before I moved in 8 years ago (looks like a lot of stuff was done to sell it).  Not great quality.

A few years ago I had to replace the centre pane on the lounge windows, and the soundproofing since has been much worse - the pane was like-for-like but the soundproofing quality still dropped considerably.

The front door also is terrible.  There are fireworks going off at the moment and the crackly ones often sound like they're right outside the door.

I absolutely cannot afford to replace the units, so I'm looking at possible DIY measures.  I see mention of magnetic seals on here - that would be ideal, if I could get the structure of whatever I make right.  The window unit has a deep sill on it (11") so plenty of room for a panel to rest on there, but it is large - 78"L x 72"H.  The door I could just rest a panel on the floor, I guess.

Is there anything I could make for these that isn't too expensive (asking a lot here, I know!)?  Ideally see-through but that is not essential as primarily, this would be for these poxy fireworks - I'd like to leave the window panel in place but it's not crucial.


Randy S

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Re: Removeable soundproofing for windows/doors?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 05:25:24 PM »

That is a very large window and I am unsure you can acquire acrylic in that size, you might be forced to do a permanent installation with a regular piece of laminate glass. or a window plug

The front door needs to be a heavy solid core door and sealed air tight. to increase the weight of the door you can add Mass Loaded vinyl or lead sheet.

Randy s.