Author Topic: Is soundproofing a wall with windows effective?  (Read 2467 times)

fhloston

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Is soundproofing a wall with windows effective?
« on: November 19, 2014, 10:34:27 PM »
There is an air-conditioning condenser on the other side of my bedroom wall. As you can imagine, if I run the A/C at night, it is difficult to sleep because the unit cycles on and off right next to my head.

I can't move the condenser (long story), so the next best thing would seem to be soundproofing the wall. However, I have some windows on that wall (please see photo). I was thinking of soundproofing both the wall and the windows, but not sure if the windows will be a weak link in the chain, so to speak, such that it still won't be worth the time, effort, cost, etc. to do all the work.

In the attached photo, you can't see the condensing unit, but it's on the other side of the wall where the beds/pillows are located.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks very much

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Re: Is soundproofing a wall with windows effective?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 04:16:56 PM »
Ok, do these type of projects in a methodical fashion.
Address the windows first then assess the reduction, if the sound moves to the walls as the dominate source then you can justify wall treatments.

Use this system for the windows with 3/8" plexi glass.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/magnetseal_windows.htm

Make sure you create the greatest gap between the existing window and the acrylic.

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fhloston

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Re: Is soundproofing a wall with windows effective?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 06:59:23 PM »
Good idea. Thanks for the tip.

 

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